Deputy Director, Nura Gili Indigenous Programs, University of New South Wales
Born in Sydney with roots in the Walgett and Angledool area of Northwest NSW, Jilda Simpson is a Yuwaalaraay woman and works as the Deputy Director of Nura Gili Indigenous Programs at the University of New South Wales. Currently coordinating student support services for Indigenous students, Jilda also teaches 2 subjects in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies stream through Nura Gili - Material Culture of Indigenous Australia and Popular Culture of Indigenous Australia.
Jilda holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Media and Communications from UNSW and is undertaking her Masters in Digital Media at UNSW. Jilda's research interests lie in contemporary Indigenous communications, the production and performance of Indigenous material culture and the expression of culture through popular media forms.
See also: Abstract of Jilda Simpson's paper:
Gaawaa Miyay Design: Developing a contemporary design practice