Dylan Coleman

Dylan is a Kokatha (Gugada) Aboriginal/Greek woman from the far west coast of South Australia. She is a Lecturer in Yaitya Purruna, the Indigenous Health Unit at the University of Adelaide and teaches Indigenous Health to medical, dentistry and health science students. In 2011, Dylan completed her doctorate at the University of Adelaide’s English Department, exploring the Indigenous narrative process and its capacity to recreate stories of trauma and loss into ones of survival and liberation. In 2011, Dylan’s Mazin Grace (based on her mother’s childhood growing up on Koonibba Mission), won the Arts Queensland David Unaipon Award as part of the Queensland Premiers Literary Awards and was subsequently published in 2012. Dylan’s has also worked in community engagement within various Indigenous communities throughout Australia, and in South Australia in the area of public health, Her research Interests include embedding Indigenous Knoweldges into Health Sciences curriculum, as well as the intersections between creative media and psychological trauma recovery. She is currently working on the follow up to Mazin Grace, which is based on her Greek father’s story.


Dylan at the Festival:

Sat 1 Jun | The Politics of Language

Sat 1 Jun | Forked Tongues: Bilingual Reading I