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First Name
Hannah R.
Last Name
College of the Holy Cross
Website URL
Colonial Latin American History, Atlantic History, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality History
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Personal Info

About Me

Dr. Hannah Abrahamson is currently Assistant Professor of Early Modern Latin American History at College of the Holy Cross. She is preparing her first book manuscript on Spanish and Maya women’s relationships to the encomienda system in sixteenth-century Yucatan, Mexico. She completed her BA in Spanish Language and Literature at Ohio University and her MA and PhD in History at Emory University. She has conducted research in civil and ecclesiastical archives in Seville, Mexico City, Yucatan, and Campeche. Her research and training have thus far been supported by Fulbright, Fulbright-Hays, the American Historical Association, and the Conference on Latin American History.

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, Central America, Latin America, North America, Spain
Expertise by Chronology
Medieval, Pre-17th century, 17th century, 18th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Family, Gender, Indigenous Peoples, Labor, Law, Libraries & Archives, Migration & Immigration, Pedagogy, Race, Rebellion & Revolution, Religion, Sexuality, Sexual Violence, Slavery, Women