Participant Info

First Name
Maria H
Last Name
Independent scholar
Website URL
Book History, Women's History, Latin America, Ecuador, India, Nineteenth Century, Literature, Art History
Additional Contact Information

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
19th century, Early Modern, Modern
Expertise by Topic
Book History, Colonialism, Law, Libraries & Archives, Literary History, Public History, Women