Pernilla Johansson is an Associate at the program for Global Politics and Security.
Her research examines partnership practices of international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) who cooperate with local civil society groups in order to contribute to peacebuilding. Geographical focus areas are the Balkans and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Pernilla Johansson has more than ten years of experience from international peacebuilding, as a consultant, but also as a field representative, head of development cooperation, and head of method and development, mainly from the INGO Kvinna till Kvinna, who work with strengthening women?s power and influence in conflict affected contexts. She also does research on embodied aspects of activism, particularly urban bike activism in Los Angeles.
At present, Pernilla Johansson is a doctoral candidate in political science at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), focusing on international relations and political theory. Her previous studies include peace and conflict (B.A.), and international economics (M.Sc.), at Uppsala University, as well as political science (M.A.) at UCI.