In September 2019, I have taken up work as a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Institute for Black Atlantic Research. Located at the University of Central Lancashire, 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 emerged 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 expand them into a book-length study. For more information, check out my project website: BIMAAR
The project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement no. 834975. Click on the flag to the left for more information.
In 2016 I received the Thesis Award of the International Association for Inter-American Studies. In giving me this award, the association honored my postdoctoral thesis. The monograph is titled “Lone Star Vistas: Constructions of Texas in U.S. American, Mexican, and German Travel Narratives, 1821-1861.” It analyses how travelogues from these three countries depicted Texas in the mid-19th century.
The book will appear in 2021 with The University of Texas Press. I am excited to see the book in print. Therefore, I will keep you posted when it comes out.
See also the association’s website for a longer report on my THESIS AWARD