Vicki Dabrowski
Associate Lecturer



Vicki joined the Department of Sociology in September 2018 as an Associate Lecturer. Prior to this, Vicki worked as a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Middlesex University (2017-2018) and an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London (2015-2017).

Vicki received her PhD in Sociology from Goldsmiths College in 2018, with a thesis entitled ‘The role of the state in shaping young women’s experiences of austerity’. She completed an MA in Gender and Culture at Goldsmiths College and a BA (Hons) in Sociology at the University of Nottingham.

Vicki is a website review editor for the journals Theory, Culture and Society and Body and Society.



Vicki’s main research interests are:

  • Gender and the role of the state;
  • Austerity and crisis;
  • Inequality, poverty and disadvantage;
  • Feminism and feminist theory;
  • Qualitative methodology

Her doctoral project explored the gendered impact of austerity, examining the relationship between the states production and legitimisation of austerity, and the ways in which it is experienced and articulated by young women in their everyday lives. Studying austerity as a gendered state project that has gendered social effects, allowed for overall understanding of the particular configurations of gender, class and ‘race’ relations being produced in the period of UK austerity. Vicki is currently working on a project which assesses women’s ability to access abortion while imprisoned in England and Wales.



Vicki is currently teaching on the following modules:

  • Body and Society;
  • Gender, Sexuality and Inequality;
  • Popular Culture, Media and Society;
  • Divisions and Inequalities: Race and Ethnicity, Class and Religion
  • Cultivating a Sociological Imagination;
  • Social Research Methods;
  • Contemporary Research in Social Psychology;
  • Introduction to Social Psychology.

Contact details

Dr Vicki Dabrowski
Associate Lecturer
Department of Sociology
University of York
Wentworth College
YO10 5DD

Tel: 01904 32 3060