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

My research uses a multi-method approach to understand how popular participation shapes the local policy-making process in Brazil. This includes projects that focus on local democratic representation and the performance of participatory governance institutions. Through my research, 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, and I was named a Faculty Fellow in Service and Civic Engagement.

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