Joséphine Lechartre

Political Science & Peace Studies

Joséphine Lechartre (political science and peace studies) Joséphine received her B.A. and M.A. 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.


While pursuing her M.A., 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.


Josephine has studied the politics surrounding the implementation of truth commissions across the global south, as well as comparative strategies of civil society mobilization. Her master’s dissertation explored the politics surrounding the implementation of the 2016 peace accord in Colombia, where she returned to conduct fieldwork in early 2018.


For her study at Notre Dame, Josephine was awarded a Richard and Peggy Notebaert Fellowship and is a 2018-2019 Darby Fellow.


During her doctoral studies, Josephine wants to specialize in the study of the relationship between transitional justice institutions and the process of state-building in weak state areas. She hopes to focus on the clientelist practices involved in the implementation of transitional justice policies.