Giovanni Batz

Giovanni Batz

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Affiliated Faculty, New Mexico State University, Department of Anthropology
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Interest/Specialty Areas Decolonization, resistance, migration, diaspora, Maya and Indigenous studies, Guatemala
Geographic Area(s) of Expertise Guatemala
Biography

Giovanni Batz received his PhD in Social Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin. He was a 2018-2019 Anne Ray Fellow at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he began working on his book project, entitled The Fourth Invasion: Decolonizing Histories, Megaprojects and Ixil Resistance in Guatemala. The book is based on research conducted in Cotzal for the past nine years, where the arrival of megaprojects is referred to as the new or fourth invasion. Batz plans to complete his manuscript as a Presidents; Postdoctoral Fellow in Department of Native American Studies, University of California, Davis. Batz has also worked with Guatemalan-Maya youth in Los Angeles, as well as conducting research on migration of Kiche Maya from Almolonga, Quetzaltenango. He served as a tutor and facilitator at the Ixil University between 2013 and 2015. In 2016, he received a grant by the Guatemalan Human Rights Commission to raise awareness on the human rights situation.

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Geographic Areas of Expertise United States
Southwest
California
New Mexico
Geographic Areas of Expertise International
Western Hemisphere
Guatemala
United States of America
Languages
English
Spanish
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