US History, Early America to 1820, Slavery, Women and Gender, Health and Medicine
Sara Collini is a PhD candidate in American history at George Mason University. Her major field of study is early America, with minor fields in Slavery in the Atlantic World and Digital History: Theory and Practice. Her dissertation, "Birthing A Nation: Enslaved Women and Midwifery in Early America, 1750-1820," explores the paradoxical roles enslaved midwives held in nurturing African American families and communities and contributing to the expansion of the slave system.
Sara is currently a Graduate Research Assistant in the Education division at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media.
Archie K. Davis Fellowship for dissertation research from the North Caroliniana Society, 2017-2018
Louise and Rudolf Fishel New Media Fellowship, 2017
Master of Arts, History, George Mason University, 2016
Bachelor of Arts, History, University of Texas at Austin, 2013