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