Chayenne Polimédio

Research Associate, Political Reform Program

Chayenne Polimédio is a research associate in the Political Reform program at New America. She writes about American democracy and issues of representation, participation, and polarization, as well as about Brazilian politics and identity. 

Prior to working at New America, she was a Junior Fellow with the Democracy and Rule of Law program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in D.C. There, she wrote about and researched systematic corruption as a threat to national security, perceptions of inequality and their correlation to insurgent behavior, and the rule of law trajectory in countries such as Georgia, India, Colombia, Italy, and Nigeria. Prior to Carnegie, Polimédio worked for the United Nations Population Fund in New York and the Greek Consulate in Brazil. Originally from São Paulo, Polimédio is an honors graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne where she studied Political Science.



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And Now for Some Good News about America

Chayenne Polimédio argues it's those involved in bettering their own communities who are making America—well, you know.


You Say You Want a Revolution

But, according to a new paper by Lee Drutman, what you should really want is reform. Chayenne Polimédio explains.


How a Hot Romance Between Evangelicals and Climate Activists Cooled

Chayenne Polimédio looks at why evangelicals and climate change activists weren't able to come together to spread the gospel of climate chan


American Election Exceptionalism

Chayenne Polimédio is from Brazil—and, after the third GOP debate, has this to say about exactly how insane this election cycle looks to for


How a Congressional Coalition Worked Together without Compromising

Members of Congress can barely avoid a government shutdown, so how did they manage to agree to cut Pentagon spending? Chayenne Polimédio exp