Johanna Pieper

Doctoral Researcher

Johanna Pieper

  • Short CV

    • Since 10/2021: Doctoral researcher at the GIGA Institute for Latin American Studies
    • Since 07/2021: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute for Latin American Studies

    • 04/2021 - 06/2021: Student Assistant at the GIGA Institute for Latin American Studies

    • 01/2021 - 03/2021: Internship at the GIGA Institute for Latin American Studies

    • 09/2020 - 12/2020: Internship in Consulting at the Momentum Novum Sustainability Consultancy

    • 03/2019 - 04/2019: Internship at the Language Service of the German Bundestag

    • Education: M.A. in Euroculture (European Studies) at the Georg-August-University of Göttingen and the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen; B.A. in Translation at the Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg

    Current Research

    • Social protection mechanisms in Latin America, Asia and the Middle East during the COVID-19 pandemic

    • Policies on violence against women in Latin America during the COVID-19 pandemic

    • Policy efforts to eliminate child labor in Latin America

    Countries and Regions

    • Latin America

    • Peru
    • Bolivia


    • Regulationist vs. Abolitionist Approaches Towards Child Labor in Latin America – Conceptualizing Policy Efforts on Child Labor and Identifying the Influence of Domestic and External Factors

    Johanna Pieper

    Doctoral Researcher

    Policy Paper | 2024

    Public Opinion on Cash Transfers for Children and Adolescents in Peru: Nine out of Ten People Support Greater Adequacy

    Child poverty is a multidimensional challenge and decades of evidence show that access to cash transfers programs can provide simple and effective protection against poverty, especially extreme poverty.

    Dr. Juliana Martínez Franzoni

    GIGA Focus Latin America | 6/2023

    Crisis in the Andes: The Rise (and Fall?) of Two Women Leaders

    Women, often seen as political outsiders, bring renewal during crises but face added challenges. Examining Jeanine Añez and Dina Boluarte in Bolivia and Peru respectively reveals these dynamics, shedding light on the potential implications for future female political leaders.

    Infographic | 02/2023

    Policy Efforts on Gender-Based Violence during COVID-19

    How government policies on gender-based violence (GBV) are implemented in terms of services for victims varies considerably across countries. We examine policy infrastructures, including helplines, support centres, and shelters since the pandemic’s onset. Our project identifies progress and challenges around the provision of services for GBV survivors.

    Prof. Dr. Merike Blofield

    GIGA Focus Global | 6/2021

    The Shadow Pandemic: Policy Efforts on Gender-Based Violence during COVID-19 in the Global South

    With the pandemic, the risk of violence against women and children, especially within the home, increased further as people sheltered at home at the same time that they faced great financial and emotional stress. The authors of this GIGA Focus assess government efforts to address and treat gender-based violence.

    Prof. Dr. Merike Blofield

    Nancy Madera | Interview | 15/02/2023

    Proteste in Peru: Warum gehen die Menschen auf die Straße?

    In der peruanischen Hauptstadt Lima gehen tausende Menschen auf die Straßen. Doch was wollen die Demonstrierenden erreichen? Das hat GIGA-Forscherin Johanna Pieper in der neuen Folge von „Zurück zum Thema“ gefragt. 

    Deutsche Welle | Interview | 20/01/2023

    ¿Quién está detrás de las protestas en Perú?

    Las violentas protestas que exigen la dimisión de la Presidenta Dina Boluarte han causado ya más de 50 muertos en Perú. Algunos acusan incluso al ex presidente boliviano Evo Morales de instigar las protestas, mientras que otros apuntan a un profundo descontento, especialmente en el sur del país. 

    Deutsche Welle | Interview | 10/01/2023

    La violencia policial en Perú evidencia "desprecio y racismo"

    Mientras el Gobierno de Dina Boluarte niegue los graves abusos de las fuerzas de seguridad contra los manifestantes, las calles no se pacificarán. La impunidad solo alimentará la violencia, advierten expertos a DW.


    Panel discussion | 25/04/2022

    The Global South: Bilateral Relations with Germany

    The Global South: Bilateral Relations with Germany, Hertie Forum, Berlin Johanna Pieper (Moderator), Prof. Dr. Bert Hoffmann (Moderator)

    Moderation of the panel discussion "The Global South: Bilateral Relations with Germany The LATAM perspective" at the Hertie School with ambassadors from Latin America.

    GIGA Talk | 20/10/2021

    The Shadow Pandemic: Policy Efforts Addressing Gender-Based Violence During COVID-19

    The Shadow Pandemic: Policy Efforts Addressing Gender-Based Violence During COVID-19, Online event Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) Asma Khalifa (Speaker), Johanna Pieper (Speaker), Prof. Dr. Merike Blofield (Moderator)

    Prof. Dr. Merike Blofield


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