Hannah Abrahamson

Hannah Abrahamson


BA (Honors) in Spanish, Ohio University, 2015
MA in History, Emory University, 2019

Research Interests

Colonial Latin American History
Atlantic History
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality History


"Women of the Encomienda: Households and Dependents in Sixteenth-Century Yucatan, Mexico"

Faculty Advisors

Yanna Yannakakis
Javier Villa-Flores
Tonio Andrade


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. Her research and training have thus far been supported by Fulbright, Fulbright-Hays, the American Historical Association, the Conference on Latin American History, the Boundary End Archaeology Research Center, and Emory's Laney Graduate School. She is also an online course development consultant at the National Humanities Center.