Diana Duarte Salinas

Biography

Diana Duarte is a Colombian literary critic who earned her B.A. in Literary Studies (2014-2019) and a MA in Literary Studies (2019-2021) from the National University of Colombia. While doing her Masters, she earned a scholarship to teach classes on nineteenth-century Latin American literature. Duarte is also part of different research groups where she develops projects focused on digital humanities, literature, and history including the Digital Library of Soledad Acosta de Samper (2020-present) and the Digital Archive of María Mercedes Carranza (2020-present), both at Universidad de Los Andes; and the Bicentennial Library with a research group from the National University of Colombia. In 2021, she became a Hispanic Studies Ph.D. Student at Emory University. Her specific research interest surrounds the construction of a Latin American women’s intellectual identity in the XIX Century. Her past works has focused on how nineteenth-century Latin American female intellectuals and writers, especially Soledad Acosta de Samper, developed narrative strategies to position themselves in the cultural and intellectual field of their time. Duarte is also interested in literary translation, Latin American literature and history, literary theory, language learning and digital humanities. She is co-author of El aura juguetona: Antología ilustrada de literatura infantil de la prensa colombiana de los siglos XIX y XX (2019).