Yasunori Hayashi

Master by Research (Yolŋu Knowledge System), Bachelor (Policy Study), Diploma (Aboriginal and Toress Strait Islander Studies)

PhD Candidate

Yasunori Hayashi is a coordinator of Yolŋu Studies at Charles Darwin University. His background is in community education, community development and cross-cultural and cross-linguistic communication.

His research interest involves collaborative work with Yolŋu knowledge authorities in East Arnhemland in the area of Yolŋu governance and decision making process, which he believes, embedded in Yolŋu worldview and its value, including the use of Yolŋu languages.

PhD Project Title

Yolŋu epistemic practice on temporality

Research Interests

  • Yolŋu languages and culture
  • Cross-cultural and cross-linguistic communication
  • Collaborative Indigenous research


Professor Helen Verran, Principal (Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University)
Professor Michael Christie (Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University)
Dr Waymamba Gaykamaŋu (School of Indigenous Knowledges and Public Policy, Charles Darwin University)

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Publications & Resources


Hayashi, Y., & Kawano, M. (2011). Yolŋu諸語と文化 Gupapuyŋu. Darwin : Uniprint NT, Charles Darwin University

Yasunori Hayashi


T: 08 8946 6278
E: yasunori.hayashi@cdu.edu.au

Darwin, NT