Here are my upcoming and recent public activities:


Conference Presentations

    • UPCOMING: Haas, Astrid. “Landscapes and Lifeways: Engaging with Western Nature in the Autobio­graphy of James Beckwourth.” Conference of the Netherlands American Studies Association. Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands, online, 3/12/21.
    • UPCOMING: 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, 11-13/11/2021.
    • “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.
    • “The ‘Other America:’ African American Studies in the GDR.” 67th Annual Convention, German Association for American Studies. University of Heidelberg, Germany, 19/6/2021.
    • “To Canada and Beyond: Samuel Ringgold Ward’s Transborder Mobility and Activism.” 66th Annual Convention, British Association for American Studies (BAAS). Online, 8/4/2021.

Lectures for Students and the General Public

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    • UPCOMING: Haas, Astrid: “Versatile Elements: Water and Mobilities in Caribbean Slave Narratives.” Public Lecture in Honor of UK Black History Month. IBAR / MIDEX Seminar Series. University of Central Lancashire, UK, 20/10/2021.
    • “Black Mobilities in the 19th-Century Indigenous Borderlands.” University of Bremen, Germany, 20/05/2021.
    • “Canaan Limited: Canada in Slave and Neo-Slave Narratives.” Public Lecture in Honor of UK Black History Month. IBAR / MIDEX Seminar Series. University of Central Lancashire, UK, 21/10/2020.
    • “Black Inter-American Mobilities and Autobiography in the Age of Revolutions (1760-1860).” English Department Lecture Series In Conversation and IBAR / MIDEX Seminar Series. University of Central Lancashire, UK, 11/12/2019.


    • Cullen, Sarah, Astrid Haas, Raphael Hoermann, and Alan Rice. “Applying for and Hosting an EU-funded MSCA Fellowship (all research areas).” Webinar, University of Central Lancashire, UK, 23/6/2020.

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


conference posterConference:

International Postgraduate Forum,
Bielefeld University, Germany.

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

Conferences & Workshops:

Research Group “E Pluribus Unum: Ethnic Identities
in Transnational Integration Processes in the Americas,”
Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld University, Germany.

    • conference posterMulticulturalism and Beyond: Identity Politics, Cultural Difference, and Hybridity in the Americas, 22-25/7/2009.
    • Beyond Borders: Reconceptualizing Fine Lines, Fences, and Frontiers in the Americas, 29/6-1/7/2009.
    • Selling EthniCity: Urban Cultural Politics in the Americas, 5-7/5/2009.
    • Educación intercultural y políticas de identidad en las Américas, 16/4/2009.
    • EthniCities: Metropolitan Cultures and Ethnic Identities in the Americas,” 18-20/3/2009 (funded by Fritz Thyssen Foundation).
    • Mediating Ethnic Identity in the Americas: Ethnic Filmmaking and Film Politics in Globalizing Markets, 16-18/3/2009.
    • Ethnicities under (Visual) Construction: A Workshop on Communication Analysis, 8-9/1/2009.
    • E Pluribus Unum? Ethnic Identities in Transnationalization Processes in the Americas, 8-11/10/2008 (funded by Volkswagen Foundation).
    • Latino Images for the 21st Century, 10-12/1/2008 (funded by Fritz Thyssen Foundation).

For my own contributions resulting from these activities, check out my articles on sports films and Latina/o education among my publications: Link to Publications

Conference & Lecture Series:

Academic Association “Genus—Münsteraner Arbeitskreis für Gender Studies,” University of Münster, Germany.

    • Leben machen, sterben lassen: Biopolitische Strategien und Gender, Sum­mer Term 2005.
    • Geschlecht und Gewalt, Summer Term 2004.
    • Conference Engineering Gender: Konfigurationen kybernetischer, virtueller und biopoli­tischer Existenzen, 05-07/11/2003.
    • Schöne Bescherung: Schönheit in den Gender Studies, Winter Term 2001-02.
    • Schönheit in den Gender Studies II, Summer Term 2002.
    • MoveYourSelf, in cooperation with the “University Art Days,” Sum­mer Term 2001.
    • Münster goes gender: Vorträge Münsteraner Gelehrter zur Geschlech­ter­forschung, Winter Term 2000-01.
    • genus präsentiert: Vorträge zur Geschlechterforschung, Summer Term 2000.


Readings, Lectures, Concerts & Excursions:

German-Russian Society, Münster, Germany.

    • Concert by Oleg Mityayev (Singer-Songwriter, Moscow), 26/2/2005.
    • Public lecture “Das System Putin,” Hans-H. Schröder (University of Bremen, Germany), 20/4/2004.
    • Concert by Aleksandr Gorodnitsky (Singer-Songwriter, St. Petersburg), 29/2/2004.
    • Excursion to the Art Exibition “Berlin – Moskau, 1950-2000,” Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin, 21-22/11/2003.
    • “Gender and Society:” One-Week Excursion for Münster University Students to the University of Ryazan and Moscow State University, Russia, 10/2003.
    • Public lecture “Sowjetische Zwangsarbeiter im nationalsozialistischen Herrschaftssystem,” Mark Spoerer (University of Hohenheim, Germany), 30/1/2003.
    • Public lecture “Exklave Kaliningrad: politische und wirtschaftliche Perspektiven,” Heike Dörrenbächer (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Osteuropakunde, Berlin), 14/11/2002.
    • Lecture-performance “Zwischen Laut und Bild,” Sergey Biryukov (Poet, St. Petersburg), 27/9/2002.
    • Excursion to the art exhibition “Ilya Repin: Het Geheim van Rusland,” Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands, 2/3/2002.
    • Series of lectures and literary readings “Frauen in Russland,” Lecture 10/2001-6/2002.


2001 Promotion of  Women’s Issues Award, University of Münster, Germany.

given to the academic association “Genus – Münsteraner Arbeitskreis für Gender Studies” for our lecture series.