School of Social and Political Science

Joséphine Foucher

Job Title

PhD student


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.

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.

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