School of Social and Political Science

Joséphine Foucher

Job Title

PhD student

Research interests


PhD Project Title

Dissensual Art Practices in Contemporary Cuba

My PhD project seeks to shed light on the complex relationship between artistic practices and the formation and constitution of political subjecthoods and subjectivities in contemporary Cuba. 



  • M.A., Latin American Studies, Political Science track, Institut des Hautes Etudes de l'Amérique Latine - Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2014-2016 (mention très bien)
  • B.A., International Relations, University of California, Davis, 2007-2011 (cum laude)


  • ESRC PhD Studentship, 2020-2023


Foucher, J. 2020. Book review: Decolonization and Feminisms in Global Teaching and Learning, edited by Sara de Jong, Rosalba Icaza, and Olivia U. Rutazibwa. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in the South. 4(2): 235-238.

Foucher, J. 2021. Book review: Pan Fresco: Textos críticos en torno al arte cubano, Almenara 2019. Cahiers des Amériques Latines. 93: 199-202.

Foucher, J. 2022. Cuba : l’effervescence des luttes pour les libertés face à un gouvernement réfractaire, in O. Dabène (dir.), Amérique latine. L’année politique 2021/Les Etudes du CERI, n° 259-260.

Foucher, J. 2022. Cuba: La efervescencia de las luchas para las libertades frente a un gobierno refractario. in O. Dabène (dir.), América latina. El año político 2020/Les Etudes du CERI, n° -.

Conference/Seminar participation

"Etudier la médecine à Cuba: Motivations et recrutement d'étudiant états-uniens à l'ELAM", Cuba Research Seminar organised jointly by the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) and the Institute for Latin American Studies (IHEAL) in Paris, France. Online seminar. January 2021.

"Performing the future to reconfigure the present: The aesthetics of politics in artistic campaigns", British Sociological Association Annual Conference, "Remaking the future". Online conference. April 2021.

"Cuba: New social movements in a polarized ideological landscape", When politics meet diplomacy in Latin America, Sciences Po Center for International Studies (CERI) in Paris, France. Online seminar. March 2022.

Teaching and Work Experience

  • Tutor on the course Nations and Nationalism, Sociology (Honours), The University of Edinburgh (2021-now)
  • Deputy Editor of the blog Teaching Matters, Institute for Academic Development, The University of Edinburgh (2019-now)

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