Julie Patarin Jossec
IVSA Board Member
Julie Patarin-Jossec is a sociologist by education, a forever field ethnographer, an extreme environment wanderer, and a weirdness enthusiast. After her Ph.D. emphasizing ethnography-based photography and outer space exploration coloniality, Julie started experimenting with filmmaking and photography techniques (including conceptual portraiture, thermal imagery, colour separation and chemical treatment of analog film), which led her to develop original methodologies both within and beyond her academic practice.
She has taught in French and Russian universities, is the founder of several visual methodologies working groups (e.g., International Political Science Association’s “Visual Politics” committee), and is Co-Editor of Visual Studies. Since 2023, Julie is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. While her current projects are focused on extreme environment photography including underwater, Indigenous knowledge, and documentary filmmaking as part of her work on outer space-undersea ecologies, she is especially committed to initiatives fostering inclusiveness, diversity, intellectual ethics and out-of-the-box thinking.