Sara E. Collini

Sara E. Collini

Sara E. Collini

Graduate Research Assistant

US History, Early America to 1820, Slavery, Women and Gender, Health and Medicine, Digital History

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.

Grants and Fellowships

Archie K. Davis Dissertation Research Fellowship, 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