About

I was recently awarded a PhD from the Joint Degree Program in Politics and Social Policy at Princeton University. For the 2017-2018 academic year, I will be a Visiting Fellow with the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at Notre Dame. My research examines how popular participation shapes the local policy-making process in developing countries, including projects that explore: (1) local electoral responsiveness; and (2) the performance of participatory governance institutions. In my research, I draw on original data collected during a year of fieldwork in Brazil.

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 previously 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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