María Esther Hammack, Ph.D.

Philadelphia, PA


María Esther Hammack received her PhD from the Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin in May 2021. She is a Mexican scholar and public historian whose work centers freedom fighters who left the United States for Mexico, to be free, during the nineteenth century, the Black Diaspora in Mexico and the shared histories of slavery, liberation, and abolition North America writ large. She is the 2021-2023 McNeil Center's Barra Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Find her on twitter: Maria Esther, twitter handle @lorientinuviel; or at her website:

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2021-2023 McNeil Center Barra Postdoctoral Fellow,
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

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