Joséphine Lechartre

Joséphine Lechartre

Fields of Study: Comparative Politics


Areas of interest: Peace studies, transitional justice, Latin American studies, social movements, political culture

Joséphine is a PhD Candidate in Political Science and Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. She is affiliated to the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Kroc Institute for Peace Studies. She is a Notebaert Fellow 2018-2023, and was awarded a Darby Fellowship for the academic year 2018-2019.

Joséphine received her BA and MA Cum Laude from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po Paris) in 2018. Throughout the course of her studies, she spent one year at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil. During her MA she worked as an intern at the Advocacy Department of the Colombian Commission of Jurists in Bogotá, an NGO attending the victims of the Colombian armed conflict. There, she studied the politics surrounding the implementation of truth commissions across the Global South as well as comparative strategies of civil society mobilization.

Joséphine’s MA dissertation explored the social mobilization and the politics surrounding the implementation of the 2016 Peace Accords in Colombia, where she returned to carry fieldwork.

At Notre Dame, Joséphine wants to specialize in the study of the politics of transitional justice, with a special focus on how the affect political cultures in target countries, and contribute to build cultures of peace.