About

I am currently a Visiting Fellow with the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Starting this fall, I will be a Democracy Postdoctoral Fellow with the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University. I received my PhD from the Joint Degree Program in Politics and Social Policy at Princeton University in 2017, and was previously a visiting researcher at the University of São Paulo.

My research uses a multi-method approach to study how popular participation shapes the local policy-making process in Brazil. This includes projects that focus on local electoral responsiveness and the design of participatory governance institutions. Through my work, I contribute to broader debates about democratic representation and the consequences of decentralization reforms in the developing world. 

From 2015-2017, I was a Quin Morton Predoctoral Teaching Fellow with the Princeton Writing Program. For my work as a Teaching Fellow, I was awarded Princeton's Graduate Teaching Award and named a Faculty Fellow in Service and Civic Engagement.

I can be reached at pgjohanne(at)gmail.com.

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