Publications, Talks, and Teaching

I have communicated and disseminated my work on this project in various academic publications, public talks, scholarly lectures, and university courses / modules.


    • Astrid Haas, “Native Bondage, Narrative Mobility: African American Accounts of Indigenous Captivity,” Journal of American Studies, FirstView, 6 Oct. 2021,  1-25. This open-access publication is available here free of charge:


    • Astrid Haas, “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.
    • Astrid Haas, “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, 21/10/2020.
    • Astrid Haas, “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, 11/12/2019. See also the slides of this lecture: INTRO SLIDES

activities lecture "Versatile Elements"



Introduction to the Project

    • Astrid Haas, “Black Inter-American Mobilities and Life Narratives in the Age of Revolutions.” 1st Conference, Network Black Americas. Bielefeld University, 20/1/2017.

Indian Captivity Narratives and Black Borderlands Autobiography

    • UPCOMING: Astrid Haas, “Landscapes and Lifeways: Engaging with Western Nature in the Autobio­graphy of James Beckwourth.” Annual Conference, Netherlands American Studies Association. Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands, online, 3/12/21.
    • Astrid Haas, “Writing Back from Indian Country: Forms of Mobility and Resistance in The Life and Adventures of James P. Beckwourth.” 5th Biennial Conference, International Association of Inter-American Studies (IAS). University of Coim­bra, Portugal, 22-24/3/2018.
    • Astrid Haas, “Briton Hammon’s Narrative of Indian Captivity.” 12th Biennial  Conference, Collegium for African American Research. University of Málaga, Spain, 13/6/2017.
    • Astrid Haas, “Black Rights and Mobilities in African American Narratives of Indian Captivity.” 4th Biennial IAS Conference. University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, 4/10/2016.
    • Astrid Haas, “John Marrant’s Narrative of Indian Captivity.” 10th Biennial Conference, Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas. University of Warsaw, Poland, 23/6/2016.

Slave Narratives

    • Astrid Haas, “To Canada and Beyond: Samuel Ringgold Ward’s Transborder Mobility and Activism.” 66th Annual Conference, British Association for American Studies. Online, 8/4/2021.
    • Astrid Haas, “Island (Im)Mobilities: Free and Coerced Movements in the Narratives of Ashton Warner and Mary Prince.” 44th Annual Conference, Society for Caribbean Studies (SCS). University of Wales, UK, online, 8/7/2021.
    • Astrid Haas, “Inter-American Mobility, Abolitionist Mobilization, and Black Empowerment in the Interesting Narrative of Mahommah Baquaqua.” 2nd Conference of the Network Black Americas. Bielefeld University, 18-19/10/2018.
    • Astrid Haas, “Black, Muslim, Brazilian, Slave? Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua’s Interesting Narrative and Its Challenges to Latinidad in the 21st Century.” 36th International Congress, Latin American Studies Association. Barcelona,  Spain, 26/5/2018. See also a print version of the talk linked here: MGB LATINIDAD

Missionary Memoirs

    • UPCOMING: Astrid Haas, “Black Mission and Mobilization Across Borders.” 6th IAS Biennial Conference. Texas A&M Interna­tional University, USA, online, 13/11/2021.
    • Astrid Haas, “Mobilizing Missions: Nancy Prince’s Jamaican Sojourn in A Narrative of the Life and Travels of Mrs. Nancy Prince.” 43rd Annual SCS Conference, University of Central Lancashire, 3/7/2019.




Guest Lecture

    • “Black Mobilities in the 19th-Century Indigenous Borderlands.” University of Bremen, Germany, 20/05/2021.

University Teaching

I have integrated my research into (co-)teaching in the following modules/courses in English and American Studies at universities in Germany and the UK:

    • Graduate Seminar “Writing the Black Atlantic.” Bielefeld University, Germany, Winter Term 2020-21.
    • Undergraduate Module (Lecture and Seminar) “EN3008: Black Atlantic Writing.” University of Central Lancashire, Spring Term 2020 and Autumn Term 2021.
    • Undergraduate Seminar “In Slavery and Freedom: Early African American Autobiography.” University of Wuppertal, Germany, Winter Term 2016-17.
    • Undergraduate Seminar “Early African American Autobiography.” Bielefeld University, Winter Term 2014-15.


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