Dr Frances Wyld

Program Coordinator
Dr Frances Wyld
  Org Unit Wirltu Yarlu Aboriginal Education
  Email frances.wyld@adelaide.edu.au
  Telephone +61 8 8313 0264
  Location Floor/Room 1 04a ,  Schulz Building ,   North Terrace

Dr Frances Wyld is a Martu woman and senior lecturer at Wirltu Yarlu Aboriginal Education. She is the Program Coordinator of  the Wirltu Yarlu University Preparatory Program and the Indigenous Knowledges and Society Major within the Bachelor of Arts. Her Doctor of Communication thesis title is 'In the Time of Lorikeets: Storywork as an academic method'. Her interest is in applying Indigenous research methodologies and pedagogies within a univeristy setting taking a cross-discipline approach that includes cultural studies, education, history and philosophy. Dr Wyld researches in the areas of Indigenous Storywork, auto-ethnography and mythography.

Doctor of Communication

Master of Education Studies

Bachelor of Arts

Indigenous knowledges

Indigenous research methodologies

Cultural studies

Indigenous knowledges

Indigenous pedagogies

Cultural studies

Storywork, auto-ethnography, mythography and semiotics


Wyld, Frances and Fredericks, Bronwyn (2015) ‘Earthsong as Storywork: Reclaiming Indigenous Knowledges’ in Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues.

Öhman, May-Britt. and Wyld, Frances (2014) ‘Lands of Fire and Ice; from Hi-Story to History in the Lands of Fire and Ice: Our stories and embodiment as Indigenous in a colonised hemisphere’ in V. Castejon, A. Cole, O. Haag, and K. Hughes, (eds.)  Ngapartji Ngapartji Reciprocal Engagement: Ego-Histoire, Europe and Indigenous Australia, Australian National University E Press, Canberra.

Wyld, Frances (2012) 'Knowing the State We're In: Indigenous motherhood as a human right' http://www.maramatanga.ac.nz/sites/default/files/NPM%20Conference%20Proceedings%202012.pdf

Wyld, Frances (2011) ‘Writing the Ephemeral of Culture: Storm Method’ in Social Alternatives 30 (2) 40 - 43

Wyld, Frances (2011) ‘Experiment on a bird in the air pump: The writing of a life under pressure’ in the Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues 14 (1) 54 - 62

Somerville, Craig, Somerville, Kirra, and Wyld, Frances (2010) ‘Martu Storytellers; Aboriginal narratives within the academy’ in The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 39S, 96 - 101

National Indigenous Research And Knowledges Network (NIRAKN)

CategoriesAboriginal & Indigenous Issues
ExpertiseIndigenous knowledges; Indigenous research methodologies and pedagogies; Cultural studies; Storywork and Storytelling; mythography; semiotics

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