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I studied English and American Studies, Art History, and Modern History in Germany and the USA. In 2007, I received my Ph.D. from the University of Münster. I obtained my postdoctoral degree (Habilitation) from Bielefeld University in 2016.

From 2007-2019, I worked as a researcher and lecturer in American and Inter-American Studies at the universities of Bielefeld, and Wuppertal. In 2019 I also taught Academic Writing at the university of Giessen. For more information about me, consult my full CVCV_Astrid_Haas

Since September 2019, I have been a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Institute for Black Atlantic Research, University of Central Lancashire, UK. For more details about my work, see here: https://ibaruclan.com/partners/dr-astrid-haas/.

My research interests include the genres of autobiography, travel writing, and drama. I further work in Ethnic, Gender, and Science Studies and on popular culture. See my publications page on this website for more information.

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Marie Curie Fellowship

In September 2019, I have taken up work as a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Institute for Black Atlantic Research, University of Central Lancashire. During my tenure, I will be working on my new research project. It is titled “Black Inter-American Mobilities and Autobiography in the Age of Revolutions (1760-1860).”

During that time, different types of black-authored autobiography developed in the Americas. Best-known among them are slave narratives, Indian captivity narratives, spiritual autobiographies, and travelogues. My research explores the ways these texts address transnational black mobility in the region. My goal is to produce a series of scholarly essays. Later, I will expanded them into a book-length study. For more information, see also here: https://astrid-haas.net/research/

The project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. (Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement no. 834975). See also: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/222657/factsheet/en

Check out my project page at the IBAR website: https://bit.ly/2m44R83

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