Nohely Guzmán Narváez

Nohely Guzmán Narvaez

Nohely Guzmán Narváez

Graduate Student

Office: Bunche Hall, 3rd floor, #3221C.



2021    M. A. Latin American Studies. The University of Texas at Austin. Austin, Texas.

Thesis: “Esta carretera nos atraviesa”: Indigenous girls’ body-territory mapping in the emergence of Chinese capital in the Bolivian Amazon.

2015   B.A. Psychology. Universidad Católica Boliviana. La Paz, Bolivia.


My research focuses on the expansion of Chinese finance in the Amazon from an indigenous feminist geographical perspective. I am interested in the intimate experiences of geopolitical disputes for world hegemony. Through the lens and scales of intimate geopolitics, I study capitalism’s frontier-making dynamics in the ‘web of life’. From a community-centered approach and drawing on participatory and ethnographic methods, my work interrogates the spatialities of cuerpo-territorio (body-territory) enmeshed in the settlement of a new imperialist project.

Areas of interest: Indigenous feminist geographies; Intimate geopolitics; Emotional geographies; Bolivian Amazon; Chinese Finance in Latin America; Food sovereignty.


Susanna Hecht and Kelly Kay (co-chairs)