Hannah Abrahamson

Hannah Abrahamson


BA (Honors) in Spanish, Ohio University, 2015

Research Interests

Colonial Yucatan
Atlantic History
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality History


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

Faculty Advisors

Yanna Yannakakis
Javier Villa-Flores
Thomas D. Rogers


Hannah Abrahamson completed her BA in Spanish language and literature with a focus on indigenous women in Latin America during the colonial period. Prior to entering Emory's PhD program, she spent a year researching in the Archivo General de Indias in Seville, Spain. Her doctoral research focuses on the relationships between Spanish encomenderas (female encomienda grantees) and the Maya and African dependents under their authority. 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, the Conference on Latin American History, and Emory's Laney Graduate School.