Joséphine Lechartre is a PhD student in political science and peace studies at the University of Notre Dame, where she specializes in the study of transitional justice policies, counterinsurgency legacies, and post-conflict violence. She is currently a research affiliate of the Kellogg Institute's Notre Dame Violence and Transitional Justice Lab (V-TJLab).
Her main regional focus is Latin America. Lechartre's work has been supported by a five-year Richard and Peggy Notebaert Fellowship, a John Darby Fellowship, and several grants from the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Her research explores the links between the legacies of the large-scale counterinsurgency programs adopted by some Latin American states and the variation in current levels of criminal violence in those countries. She is interested in investigating the role played by transitional justice mechanisms to address these legacies and deflate criminal violence.
Joséphine received her BA and MA cum laude from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po Paris).