I am a PhD student in the Joint Degree Program for Politics and Social Policy at Princeton University. My research explores how popular participation shapes the local policy-making process in developing countries. This includes projects that look at: (1) local electoral responsiveness; and (2) the performance of participatory governance institutions. These projects draw on original quantitative and qualitative data sources from Brazil, including archival documents, a database of 400+ municipal election surveys, and interviews conducted during a year of fieldwork.

For 2015-2017, I am a Quin Morton Predoctoral Teaching Fellow with the Princeton Writing Program. For my work as a Teaching Fellow, I was awarded a Graduate Teaching Award, Princeton's highest honor for graduate instructors. I was previously a visiting researcher at the University of São Paulo (USP).

Please send any comments or questions to pjohanne(at)princeton.edu.