Here are my recent and upcoming public activities:



Conference Presentations

UPCOMING: Haas, Astrid. “Black Narrative Self-Making in a Changing Scene: The Life and Adventures of James Beckwourth.” International Conference Life Writing, Creativity, and the Social. Bielefeld University, Germany, 24/06/2022.

UPCOMING: Haas, Astrid. “Contesting Borders of Genre and Geography in Olaudah Equiano’s Interesting Narrative.” 12th MESEA Conference: Communities of Engagement: Breaking Down Borders and Other Barriers in the Era of Climate Crisis. University of Central Lancashire – Cyprus, Larnaca, Cyprus, 26-28/05/2022.

Haas, Astrid. “Waves of Emancipation: Olaudah Equiano’s Atlantic Travels beyond the Middle Passage.” International Conference Black Mobilities in the Atlantic World, University of Central Lancashire, UK (online), 13/01/2022.

Haas, Astrid. “Black Mission and Mobilization Across Borders.” 6th Conference of the International Association of Inter-American Studies. Texas A&M Interna­tional University, USA (online), 13/11/2021.

Haas, Astrid. “Island (Im)Mobilities: Free and Coerced Movements in the Narratives of Ashton Warner and Mary Prince.” 44th Annual Conference, Society for Caribbean Studies. University of Wales, UK (online), 8/7/2021.

Haas, Astrid. “To Canada and Beyond: Samuel Ringgold Ward’s Transborder Mobility and Activism.” 66th Annual Convention, British Association for American Studies (online), 8/4/2021.

Public Talks and Lectures

Book Launch, featuring Astrid Haas, Lone Star Vistas: Travel Writing on Texas, 1821-1861. University of Central Lancashire (F2F and online), 16/03/2022.

Haas, Astrid: “Versatile Elements: Water and Mobilities in Caribbean Slave Narratives.” Black History Month Lecture, University of Central Lancashire (online), 13/10/2021.

Haas, Astrid. “Black Mobilities in the 19th-Century Indigenous Borderlands.” University of Bremen, Germany (online), 20/05/2021.

Haas, Astrid. “Canaan Limited: Canada in Slave and Neo-Slave Narratives.” Black History Month Lecture, University of Central Lancashire (online), 21/10/2020.


announcement of public lecture "Versatile Elements"


For more information on my current research, check out my project website: BIMAAR



Convener: Conference Black Mobilities in the Atlantic World

Institute for Black Atlantic Research, University of Central Lancashire (online).
See here for theCONFERENCE PAGE

Co-Convener: Conferences and Lecture Series 

International Postgraduate Forum, Bielefeld University.
Exploring the Periphery: Perspectives from Applied Linguistics, Language Teaching, Literary and Cultural Studies 
Bielefeld University, 8-9/11/2013.

Research Group “E Pluribus Unum: Ethnic Identities in Transnational Integration Processes in the Americas.”
Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld University, Germany.
nine conferences and workshops, 2008-2009.

Academic Association “Genus—Münsteraner Arbeitskreis für Gender Studies.”
University of Münster, Germany.
conference and seven lecture series, 2000-2005.

For my own contributions resulting from these activities, check out my PUBLICATIONS