Beatriz Véliz Argueta is an interdisciplinary scholar and photographer interested in urban and spatial history. Her work explores landscape and the construction of place in XVIII and XIX century Guatemala. As a researcher of cross-cultural encounters, she is passionate about multi-archival research and multi-linguistic projects that place Guatemalan history in the context of its interactions with the wider world.
Véliz Argueta is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Forschungskolleg Transkulturelle Studien/ Sammlung Perthes, Universität Erfurt, Germany. Previously, she was Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the College of Arts and Architecture at Penn State University and Visiting Fellow at the Center for Urban and Community Research (CUCR), Goldsmiths, University of London, where she co-founded the international Urban Photography Summer School (iUPPS).
PhD Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
MA Global Studies, Freiburg (Germany) University of Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (India)