Beatriz Véliz Argueta is an interdisciplinary scholar who holds degrees in history, political science and international/global studies from universities across the world. Taking her home country – Guatemala – as a point of departure her work explores the construction of place (people and space) and the narratives built around these (dis)encounters in postcolonial nations. Her work rests at the intersection of history, cartography, materiality and photography in tracing the complex interplay of race and the built environment in shaping place. She graduated with honors from Humboldt Universität zu Berlin in 2020.
Véliz Argueta is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Forschungskolleg Transkulturelle Studien/ Sammlung Perthes, Universität Erfurt, Germany (On leave). Previously, she was Visiting Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she co-founded the international Urban Photography Summer School. Currently, she is Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow (2021 – 2022) at the College of Arts & Architecture, Pennsylvania State University, where she continues to conduct research on the history of indigenous strategies for negotiating and resisting colonization.
PhD Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
MA Global Studies, Freiburg (Germany) University of Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (India)