I am currently a Democracy Postdoctoral Fellow with the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School. I was previously a Visiting Fellow with the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame and a Quin Morton Predoctoral Teaching Fellow with the Princeton Writing Program. I received my PhD in 2017 from Princeton University's Joint Degree Program in Social Policy.

My research explores how popular participation shapes the local policy-making process, including projects that focus on local electoral responsiveness and the design of participatory governance institutions in Brazil. Through my work, I engage with broader debates about democratic representation and the consequences of decentralization reforms in the developing world. 

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