Dr Astrid Haas

Marie Curie Intra-European Research Fellow

Astrid specializes in travel writing and autobiography of the Americas, African Diaspora and Latinx Studies, Gender, and Science Studies. Her current research project explores black-authored autobiographies from the wider Age of Revolutions (1760-1860) and their articulations of black people’s mobilities across the Americas.

After receiving a doctorate in English from the University of Münster, Astrid worked as a researcher and lecturer in North American and Inter-American Studies at several universities in Germany before coming to the UK. Since September 2019, she has been holding a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship to carry out her research at IBAR. From October 2020-February 2021, she paused her fellowship to serve as a visiting professor of American Studies at Bielefeld University, Germany.

Astrid is also a member of the international research network: Black Americas: Transdisciplinary Dialogues and Hemispheric Perspectives and an Honorary Fellow at the Centre for the Study of International Slavery, University of Liverpool. For more information about her work, view here: https://astrid-haas.net

On 13-14 January 2022, Astrid convened the closing conference of her research project, Black Inter-American Mobilities and Autobiography in the Age of Revolutions at IBAR. You can find the call for papers here: Black Mobilities CfP


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

The interdisciplinary 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 aftermath until the onset of the US American Civil War (1760-1860). During that time, different genres of black-authored narrative texts emerged in the region, above all slave narratives, Indian captivity narratives, spiritual autobiographies, and memoirs-as-travelogues. The research is the first of its kind to study these text types from across the Americas in the Age of Revolutions with a focus on forms of mobility black people exercised. Its objective is to produce a series of scholarly essays, to be subsequently joined into the first comprehensive study on the subject.

The project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement no. 834975). For more information, see the detailed project pagehttps://bimaar.net

Completed Research Projects: https://astrid-haas.net/research/



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Complete List: https://astrid-haas.net/publications/