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IBAR Fellow Astrid Haas to lecture at “In Conversation”

IBAR Fellow Astrid Haas is giving the following Lecture

Black Inter-American Mobilities and Autobiography in the Age of Revolutions (1760-1860)

Lecture sponsored by IBAR and MIDEX for the English Lecture Series “In Conversation”
Wednesday, 11th Dec, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Livesey House, LH 201

The talk introduces the research project Astrid carries out during her two-year tenancy at IBAR. The research explores the ways transnational autobiographies by black authors address different forms of black mobility in the Americas during the Age of Revolutions and its immediate aftermath. Combining the approaches of Black Atlantic and Inter-American Studies, it pursues two goals. On the one hand, the project explores how the major types of transnational black autobiography from this period address forms of black mobility in the Americas. On the other hand, it seeks to advance the transnational, comparative study of early black autobiography across the Americas and its connections to the Atlantic world. For more information on the project, see: https://bit.ly/2m44R83

Astrid Haas is currently Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Institute of Black Atlantic Research, UCLan. Holding a doctorate from the University of Muenster, Germany, she taught American Studies and Academic English at several universities in Germany. For more information about Astrid, see: https://ibaruclan.com/partners/dr-astrid-haas/