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HSSB 4020

Through the use of the concept of the four invasions, this presentation provides an examination of historical invasions and displacements of Maya peoples in Guatemala. The talk will explore extractivist industries in the form of hydroelectrics and mining that have led to militarization and state-sponsored violence against indigenous communities, human rights defenders, journalists, environmentalists, among others.

Dr. Giovanni Batz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chicana/o Studies at UCSB and the author of La Cuarta Invasión (Ciudad de Guatemala, 2022).