The ‘Working with Indigenous Epistemologies, with Lisa Waller’ Deakin GSS HDR Workshop was held on 1 March 2019. 

Dr Lisa Waller 



Researchers who want to undertake projects that amplify First Nations perspectives face a range of complex methodological and ethical considerations. This workshop explores how some of these challenges can be addressed by working with Indigenous epistemologies. Dadirri is the language of the Ngangikurungkurr people of Northern Australia and also a foundational concept that involves deep listening and underpins how Ngangikurungkurr live, act, understand, and feel. Engoori is a set of diplomatic protocols for resolving conflict that belong to the Mithaka people of South-West Queensland. The workshop explores how working with Indigenous knowledge cannot only shift ways of seeing and hearing, but the collaborations we form, the questions we ask, the findings we make, and the actions that flow from this.

This workshop will include a discussion on how postgraduate researchers can engage with indigenous epistemologies from a non-indigenous standpoint.


About the Speaker

Dr Lisa Waller is an Associate Professor of Communication in the School of Communication and Creative Arts, Deakin University, Australia. Her research investigates how the news media shapes society, from Indigenous Affairs, to its roles in local communities and the justice system. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies and the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association. Lisa has two books: Hess, K & Waller, L (2017) Local Journalism in a Digital World (Palgrave Macmillan) and McCallum, K & Waller, L (2017) The Dynamics of News Media and Indigenous Policy in Australia (Intellect).


For more information about the ‘First Fridays’ Deakin Gender and Sexuality Studies HDR Workshop and Seminar Series. 



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