Joséphine Lechartre

Joséphine Lechartre

Fields of Study: Comparative Politics, American Politics


Areas of interest: Peace studies, organized crime, transitional justice, Latin American politics

Joséphine is a PhD Student 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 the recipient of 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. 

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.

Joséphine’s PhD dissertation explores the emergence of organized criminal governance in the aftermath of civil conflicts, as well the role of transitional justice to address this issue.