Danielle Terrazas Williams

Danielle Terrazas Williams is an Assistant Professor in the History Department at Oberlin College. Her work focuses on colonial Latin American social and legal history with an emphasis on African-descended people in Mexico. She is currently a long-term fellow at the Huntington Library completing a book project titled The Capital of Free Women: Race, Status, and Economic Networks in Colonial Veracruz, which challenges traditional narratives of racial hierarchies and gendered mobility by focusing on African-descended women and their experiences in Mexico’s understudied period from 1580 to 1730.

Promoting study of the period c. 1300–1800