History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Sara E. Collini

Sara E. Collini

Sara E. Collini

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.

Grants and Fellowships

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