Astrid specializes in travel writing and autobiography of the Americas, African Diaspora and Latinx Studies, Gender, and Science Studies. Herr 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 the universities of Münster, Bielefeld, and Wuppertal (all Germany). She further taught Academic Writing at the University of Giessen in Germany. Currently, she holds a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship to carry out her research at IBAR. See also: https://ibaruclan.com/two-new-research-fellows-at-ibar/
Astrid is also a member of the research network: Black Americas: Transdisciplinary Dialogues and Hemispheric Perspectives. For more information about her work, view here: https://astrid-haas.net