Dr Josephine Laffin - School of Theology (Faculty of Theology and Philosophy)

Assistant Supervisor – Only eligible to supervise with a fully accredited Principal or Co-supervisor


Dr Josephine Laffin is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy. She lectures in church history and biblical studies. Before joining ACU in January 2014, she was senior lecturer in church history for Catholic Theological College of South Australia and the Department of Theology at Flinders University. Her research interests include Christian spirituality, art history and biography. She is currently researching the impact of the Second Vatican Council on the archdiocese of Adelaide


Phone :3984 (Adelaide)
Email :Jo.Laffin@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

Religious History ; Biography ; Spirituality ; Christian Art History ;

Methods Expertise

Historical Method ;

Research Projects

Completed Projects

Current Projects

Selected Publications


A Saint for All Australians?, in Studies in Church History 47


'Sailing in Stormy Watersa??: Archbishop Matthew Beovich and the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide in the 1960s, in Journal of Religious History 34

What Does it Mean to be a Saint? Reflections on Mary MacKillop, Saints and Holiness in the Catholic Tradition,


Matthew Beovich: A Biography