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Dr Laura Griffin is a Lecturer in Law at La Trobe University, and a Managing Editor of the Australian Feminist Law Journal.

She holds degrees in law and international development, and is currently studying towards a postgraduate degree in theology. Laura completed her doctoral thesis in 2011 at the University of Melbourne. This project, an ethnographic study of ‘illegal’ migrant domestic workers in South Africa, involved a reconceptualization of borders and migrant subjectivity.

Laura’s research broadly concerns the intersection of law or state authority and gender, particularly from critical, feminist and postcolonial perspectives. Current projects include analyses of registration laws both historical and current, and laws relating to breastmilk.

Laura also teaches and researches in the area of tort law, particularly in its social context as a mechanism for redressing harm and distributing losses.

Based on the outskirts of Melbourne, Laura lives and works on unceded Wurundjeri land.


  • –present
    Lecturer, La Trobe University