Dr Frances Wyld

Dr Frances Wyld
  • Biography/ Background

    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.

  • Qualifications

    Doctor of Communication

    Master of Education Studies

    Bachelor of Arts

  • Teaching Interests

    Indigenous knowledges

    Indigenous research methodologies

    Cultural studies

  • Research Interests

    Indigenous knowledges

    Indigenous pedagogies

    Cultural studies

    Storywork, auto-ethnography, mythography and semiotics


  • Publications

    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

  • Professional Associations

    National Indigenous Research And Knowledges Network (NIRAKN)

  • Media Expertise

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

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Entry last updated: Sunday, 14 Apr 2019