Monica Barrientos


Monica is in the second year of the graduate program of the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh with a scholarship from the Chilean government’s National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT).  She studied literature and Hispanic language at the Catholic University of Valparaíso, Chile, and then received a Master’s degree in Latin American literature at the University of Chile in 2006. She has participated in different colloquia and published in United States, Spain, Venezuela, Mexico, and Chile on the narrative of Diamela Eltit.


  • MA, Latin American Literature, University of Chile

Selected Publications

  • “El juego de la representación en puño y letra de Diamela Eltit” in Diamela Eltit: redes locales, redes globales (2009)

Areas of Specialization

Chilean women’s non-canonical narrative during and after that country’s dictatorship in the 1970s and '80s. This interdisciplinary investigation explores the healing and decolonizing potential of women’s narratives, the problematic of identities, the objectifying of the female body, and subalternity.