Joséphine Lechartre is a PhD candidate in Political Science and Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, where she specializes in the study of transitional justice policies, civilian victimization in wars, and post-conflict political behavior. She is currently a research affiliate of the Kellogg Institute's Notre Dame Violence and Transitional Justice Lab (V-TJLab).

Lechartre's work has been supported by a five-year Richard and Peggy Notebaert Fellowship, a John Darby Fellowship, a research grant from the Kellogg Institute, and several grants from the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Her research explores the impact of wartime violence on indigenous identity formation and political mobilization in post-war Guatemala. Joséphine relies on a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods involving interviews, surveys, archive work and community-based workshops.

Joséphine received her BA and MA cum laude from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po Paris) and will be a pre-doctoral fellow at the The Montreal Centre for International Studies (CERIUM) at the University of Montreal during Spring 2023. Joséphine will be away for fieldwork for the entire Fall semester 2022.