Dr Josephine Laffin

Academic Status

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Adelaide College of Divinity , Brooklyn Park
Adelaide College of Divinity, 34 Lipsett Tce, Brooklyn Park SA 5032
Josephine Laffin has lectured in Christian history since 1995.  She has been a senior lecturer since 2010.  Her doctoral thesis is a biography of Matthew Beovich, Catholic archbishop of Adelaide from 1939 to 1971. 
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Adelaide, 1986
Master of Arts, University of Adelaide, 1990
Bachelor of Theology, Flinders University, 1997
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Adelaide, 2006
Key responsibilities
Josephine is a member of the management team of Catholic Theological College and is a Catholic representative on the board of the Adelaide Theological Colleges Campus Inc. 
Research interests
Josephine is presently engaged in researching the impact of the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) on the Catholic archdiocese of Adelaide as part of the international  "Lived History of Vatican II" project run by the Cushwa Centre at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana.  http://cushwa.nd.edu/about/lived-history-of-vatican-ii-project/
Teaching interests

The history of Christianity in general and Christian art history and spirituality in particular.

Topic coordinator
THEO2410 Reformation Church History
THEO1401 Early Church History
THEO3411 Medieval Church History
THEO3513 Christian Spirituality
THEO3412 Modern Church History
Topic lecturer
THEO1401 Early Church History
THEO8312 Quest for the Spirit: Exploring Theology and the Arts
THEO3513 Christian Spirituality
THEO3412 Modern Church History
THEO2410 Reformation Church History
THEO3411 Medieval Church History
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