Hist. Dev.
Ecuadorian Studies

Ecuadorian Studies / Estudios ecuatorianos No. 2 (Dec. 2002)


MARC BECKER is an assistant professor of Latin American History at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri where he teaches courses on ethnic identities, revolutions, and peasants.  He has published articles in The Americas and Rethinking Marxism, and has a forthcoming book on the history of Indian and peasant movements in twentieth-century Ecuador.

MIGUEL DÍAZ CUEVA (1919–) took his doctorate in law from the Universidad de Cuenca in 1949. He was a functionary of the Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, Núcleo del Guayas, between 1946 and 1970, and the founding director of the Archivo Nacional de Historia, Sección del Azuay (1964). Díaz Cueva is the author of several major historical bibliographies, the most significant of which are those on Honorato Vázquez (Bibliografía de Honorato Vázquez. Cuenca Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, Núcleo del Azuay, 1955) and Vicente Solano (Bibliografía de Fray Vicente Solano . Cuenca Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, Núcleo del Azuay, 1965). His most recent book, co-authored with Fernando Jurado Noboa, is Alfaro y su tiempo, 1ª ed., Colección SAG, 118 (Quito Fundación Cultural del Ecuador, 1999).

MICHAEL T. HAMERLY (1940–) is a historian and a librarian. He holds a doctorate in history and Latin American studies from the University of Florida and a master's degree in librarianship from the University of Washington.  A professor emeritus of the University of Guam, presently he is assisting the John Carter Brown Library in the processing of its exceptionally strong collection of Spanish American imprints of the colonial, independence, and early national periods. The author of several books and numerous articles, Hamerly's latest publication on Ecuador is the first edition of Bibliography of Ecuadorian bibliographies (Austin, Texas  SALALM Secretariat, Benson Latin American Collection, the University of Texas at Austin, 2001). He has been a contributing editor to the Handbook of Latin American Studies for several decades and is the founding editor of Ecuadorian Studies / Estudios ecuatorianos.