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Dr Frances Wyld

Telephone +61 8 8313 0264
Position Program Coordinator
Fax +61 8 8313 4396
Building Schulz Building
Floor/Room 1 04a
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit Wirltu Yarlu Aboriginal Education

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Biography/ Background

Dr Frances Wyld is a Martu woman and senior lecturer at Wirltu Yarlu Aboriginal Education. She is the Program Coordinator of both the Wirltu Yarlu University Preparatory Program and the Bachelor of Arts major within Aboriginal Knowledges and Society. 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 Art

Teaching Interests

Indigenous knowledges

Indigenous research methodologies

Cultural studies

Research Interests

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 (forthcoming).

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'

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

Professional Associations

National Indigenous Research And Knowledges Network (NIRAKN)

Expertise for Media Contact

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

Entry last updated: Friday, 27 May 2016

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