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First Name
Maria H
Last Name
Independent scholar
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Book History, Women's History, Latin America, Ecuador, India, Nineteenth Century, Literature, Art History
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Personal Info

About Me

Maria Barrera-Agarwal is an attorney, an independent researcher and a translator. Her interests span from philology and literature to cultures in contact. She is a member of the National Academy of History (Ecuador), the India International Centre (India) and Pen America (USA), among other institutions. She is the author of six non-fiction books and three volumes of translations published in Ecuador, Bangladesh and the United States. Among her published works are two that constitute a unified research aimed to the re-framing of the hegemonic view held on the works and life of Ecuadorian nineteenth century poet Dolores Veintimilla: the biography Dolores Veintimilla: más allá de los mitos (2015) and the critical edition De ardiente inspiración: Obras de Dolores Veintimilla (2016). In 2010, her book Merton y Ecuador: La búsqueda del país secreto received Ecuador’s most prestigious literary award, the Aurelio Espinosa Pólit National Prize.

Recent Publications

Recent essays

Recent Books

  • Dolores Veintimilla, más allá de los mitos. Academia Nacional de Historia del Ecuador / SurEditores, Quito, Ecuador, 2015. ISBN 9789942217424 (Essay)
  • Anatomía de una traición: la venta de la bandera. Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana Núcleo de Tungurahua / SurEditores, Quito, Ecuador, 2015. ISBN 9789942211132 (Essay)


Media Coverage
Country Focus
Ecuador, India, United States
Expertise by Geography
Asia, Latin America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
5, 6, 7
Expertise by Topic
Book History, Colonialism, Law, Libraries & Archives, Literary History, Public History, Women