Graham Willis, “Violence and the Production of Space in Urban Brazil”


Graham Denyer Willis is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT and a Visiting Researcher at the Fórum Brasileiro de Segurança Pública in Brazil. He is currently completing his dissertation project–a multi-year study that focuses on homicide detectives' investigations of police killings and their relationship to sovereignty and urban space in São Paulo, Brazil. His research has been funded by the Open Society Foundations and the Social Science Research Council, the Social Science Research Council of Canada, Foreign Affairs Canada, the Center for International Studies at MIT, MISTI-Brazil and the Carroll L. Wilson Fellowship, among others. Some of his research is forthcoming in the Latin American Research Review as “Antagonistic Authorities and the Civil Police in São Paulo, Brazil.” For more details on his work please visit his website.
This presentation, followed by a discussion, is hosted by GSD Brasil and Latin GSD.

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