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:

The project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. (Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement no. 834975). See also:

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IAS Thesis Award

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.

IAS Thesis Award for Astrid Haas. Text: Alexia Schemien. Fotos: Astrid Haas, Saskia Hertlein

Astrid Haas receives the 2016 Thesis Award of the International Association of Inter-American Studies.

The book has been accepted for publication with The University of Texas Press and will appear in early 2021. I am excited to see the book in print. Therefore, I will keep you posted when it comes out.

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