Amelia Almorza Hidalgo is Assistant Professor in the area of Economical History at Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Seville). She was awarded a degree in Humanities and holds a Ph.D. from the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence (2011). This work was awarded the Nuestra América 2017 award and will be published at the CSIC/Diputación de Sevilla, under the title "No se hace pueblo sin ellas: mujeres españolas en el Virreinato del Perú: emigración y movilidad social (siglos XVI-XVII)", (Madrid, 2018).

She has been a post-doctoral researcher at the project «ArtEmpire: conquest, commerce, crisis, culture and the Panamaian Junction, 1513 – 1617″ (ERC CoG 648535), , directed by Dr. Bethany Aram, at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Seville) Her areas of expertise include gender history and migrations in the Early Modern period, as well as analysis on material culture (with a chapter on gender and material culture in the book «American Globalization, 1492 – 1850″).

Currently, she participates at the project FEDER «Género y etnia en el istmo de Panamá, 1500 – 1700», directed by Professor Bethany Aram, where she analyses the convent of Encarnación at the city of Panamá. In the same way, she is a researcher at the projectEl sudeste asiático bajo la influencia ibérica en el mundo, 1581 – 1668″directed by Dr. José Antonio Martínez Torres (UNED), where she studies the navigation and trade circuits at the American Pacific coast. 

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