About

I recently received my PhD from the Joint Degree Program in Politics and Social Policy at Princeton University. For the 2017-2018 academic year, I am a Visiting Fellow with the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

My research examines how popular participation shapes the local policy-making process in Brazil, including projects that explore local electoral responsiveness and the performance of participatory governance institutions. Through these projects, I contribute to broader debates about democratic representation and the consequences of decentralization reforms in the developing world. 

From 2015-2017, I taught a first-year seminar - Protest! - as 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, the university's highest honor for graduate instructors. I was also named a Faculty Fellow in Service and Civic Engagement. Previously, I was a visiting researcher at the University of São Paulo (USP).

Please send any comments or questions to pgjohanne(at)gmail.com.

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