Jennifer Chisholm

Jennifer Chisholm is a sociology PhD student at King's College, Cambridge and an editor for the King's Review. She studies land/housing rights and racial identity politics in Rio de Janeiro.

Written on the Walls

Using the recent crisis of racialized police violence in the United States as context, Jennifer Chisholm narrates a story of police violence and indigenous resistance in Rio de Janeiro. She tells this story through looking at graffiti also as a personal account of how the experience of reading violence and resistance on the walls of an abandoned building—doubling as the site of a violence eviction— challenged the author to reconsider her position as an unaffected observer.