Dr Frances Gray

Honorary Senior Fellow

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences


Frances holds a PhD in Philosophy and Women's Studies from the Australian National University. She taught Philosophy at the University of New England, NSW, Australia between 1998 and 2009. She has been an honorary at the University of Queensland since 2010. She now writes, teaches yoga, and paints and draws.

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Feminist Theory
  • Phenomenology
  • Philosophy and Practice of Yoga
  • The philosophical work of Val Plumwood
  • Philosophical Underpinnings of the work of C.G. Jung


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Featured Publications


Book Chapter

  • Gray, Frances (2021). Alternative visions – polysemy/art 1. Exploring depth psychology and the female self: feminist themes from somewhere. (pp. 215-220) edited by Leslie Gardner and Catriona Miller. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780429317835-18

  • Gardner, Leslie and Gray, Frances (2017). Background. Feminist views from somewhere: post-Jungian themes in feminist theory. (pp. xiii-xv) Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Gray, Frances (2017). Introduction: feminist views from somewhere?. Feminist views from somewhere: post-Jungian themes in feminist theory. (pp. xvii-xxv) Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Gray, Frances (2013). Mystery appropriated: disembodied Eucharist and meta-theology. Reinterpreting the Eucharist: explorations in feminist theology and ethics. (pp. 113-129) edited by Anne Elvey, Carol Hogan, Kim Power and Claire Renkin. Bristol, United Kingdom: Equinox Publishing.

  • Gray, Frances (2013). Original habitation: pregnant flesh as absolute hospitality. Coming to life: philosophies of pregnancy, childbirth and mothering. (pp. 71-87) edited by Sarah LaChance Adams and Caroline R. Lundquist. Baltimore, Maryland, United States: Fordham University Press. doi: 10.5422/fordham/9780823244607.003.0004

  • Gray, Frances (2008). Plato's Echo : A feminist re-figuring of the anima. Dreaming the myth onwards : New directions in Jungian therapy and thought. (pp. 156-167) edited by Lucy Huskinson. London, Engalnd, U.K.: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780203938287

  • Gray, Frances and McPhillips, Kathleen (2007). A third way : Explicitating the post in Post-Christian feminism. Post-Christian feminisms : A Critical Appraisal. (pp. 167-177) edited by Lisa Isherwood and Kathleen McPhillips. Aldershot: Ashgate Press. doi: 10.4324/9781315601618-12

  • Gray, Frances (2006). 'My daddy was my hero': Steve Irwin, the hero archetype, and Australian Identity. Psyche and nature. (pp. x-xx) edited by Nancy Cater. New Orleans, LA, United States: Spring Journal.

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