Participant Info

First Name
Hannah R.
Last Name
Emory University
Website URL
Colonial Latin American History, Atlantic History, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality History
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Personal Info

About Me

Hannah Abrahamson is currently writing her dissertation, which examines the relationships between elite Spanish women and their Maya and Black dependents in sixteenth and early seventeenth-century Yucatan, Mexico. She completed her BA in Spanish Language and Literature and her MA in History. Prior to entering Emory’s PhD program, she spent a year researching in the Archivo General de Indias in Seville, Spain. She has conducted doctoral research in state and ecclesiastical archives in Mexico City, Yucatan, and Campeche, Mexico. She is currently a residential scholar at the Boundary End Archaeology Research Center. Her research and training have thus far been supported by Fulbright, Fulbright-Hays, the American Historical Association, the Conference on Latin American History, and Emory’s Laney Graduate School.

Recent Publications

Abrahamson, Hannah R. “En la tinta del vencedor: la representación de la mujer indígena en las crónicas de Indias de Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda y Fray Bartolomé de las Casas.” Chasqui  47, no. 1 (2018): 51-67.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, Caribbean, Latin America, North America, Spain
Expertise by Chronology
Medieval, Pre-17th century, 17th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Family, Gender, Indigenous Peoples, Labor, Law, Libraries & Archives, Pedagogy, Race, Religion, Sexuality, Sexual Violence, Slavery, Women