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Astrid Haas

Research Fellow

School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies

American Studies, Literature, Black Diaspora, Transnational Studies, Migration

Astrid specializes in travel writing and autobiography of the Americas, African Diaspora and Latinx Studies, Gender, and Science Studies. Herr current research project explores black-authored autobiographies from the wider Age of Revolutions (1760-1860) and their articulations of black people's mobilities across the Americas. Astrid worked as a researcher and lecturer in North American and Inter-American Studies at the universities of Münster, Bielefeld, and Wuppertal (all Germany). She further taught Academic Writing at the University of Giessen in Germany. She currently holds a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship to carry out her research at the Institute for Black Atlantic Research at UCLan.

2016: Postdoctoral Degree (Habilitation) in North American Literary and Cultural Studies, Bielefeld University, Germany, 2007: Ph.D. in English and American Studies, University of Münster, Germany 2000: Master of Arts in Art History, English, and Modern History, University of Münster, Germany

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  1. Haas, Astrid orcid iconORCID: 0000-0001-8628-8129 (2019) Currents of Progress, Toy Store for Tourists: Nineteenth-Century Mexican Liberals View Niagara Falls. Journal of Transnational American Studies, 10 (2).
  2. Haas, Astrid orcid iconORCID: 0000-0001-8628-8129 (2014) A Changing Game: Ethnicity, Gender, and Nation in the US American Soccer Film. Comparative American Studies, 12 (4). pp. 301-315. ISSN 1477-5700
  3. Haas, Astrid orcid iconORCID: 0000-0001-8628-8129 (2013) Between Monroe Doctrine and Manifest Destiny: Spanish American Travel Narratives of Jacksonian America. In: Mobile Narratives: Travel, Migratoin, and Transculturation. Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature . Routledge, New York, pp. 30-42. ISBN 9780415823050
  4. Haas, Astrid orcid iconORCID: 0000-0001-8628-8129 (2014) Un Continente “de color”: Langston Hughes y América Latina. FIAR: Forum for Inter-American Research, 7 (2). pp. 36-54. ISSN 1867-1519
  5. Haas, Astrid orcid iconORCID: 0000-0001-8628-8129 (2016) Mexican Travelers and the "Texas Question," 1821-1836. In: Hemispheric Encounters: The Early United States in a Transnational Perspective. Peter Lang, Frankfurt a.M., pp. 117-132. ISBN 978-3-653-97944-2
  6. Haas, Astrid orcid iconORCID: 0000-0001-8628-8129 (2016) From Göttingen to Galveston: Travel Writing and German Migration to Texas, 1830-1848. In: Migration in Context: Literature, Culture and Language. Aisthesis, Bielefeld, pp. 135-151. ISBN 978-3-8498-1190-7
  7. Haas, Astrid orcid iconORCID: 0000-0001-8628-8129 (2018) Prairie Promises, Lone Star Limits: Depictions of Texas in German Travelogues from 1830-1860. In: Deutschland und die USA im Vor- und Nachmärz: Politik—Literatur—Wissen­schaft. Aisthesis, Bielefeld, pp. 235-253. ISBN 978-3-8498-1298-0
  8. Haas, Astrid orcid iconORCID: 0000-0001-8628-8129 (2020) Travel Writing. In: The Routledge Handbook to the Culture and Media of the Americas. Routledge Handbooks . Routledge, London, pp. 252-260. ISBN 978-1-138-47982-1
  9. Haas, Astrid orcid iconORCID: 0000-0001-8628-8129 (2021) Lone Star Vistas: Travel Narratives on Texas, 1821-1861. University of Texas Press, Austin, TX, USA. ISBN 978-1-4773-2260-4
  10. Haas, Astrid orcid iconORCID: 0000-0001-8628-8129 (2021) “This Long Disease, My Life": Bodies of Contagion in Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart and The Destiny of Me. In: Embodying Contagion: The Viropolitics of Horror and Desire in Contemporary Discourse. University of Wales Press, Cardiff, pp. 199-217. ISBN 978-1-78683-690-8