Sara E. Collini

Sara E. Collini

Sara E. Collini

Graduate Research Assistant

U.S. 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 currently works as a GRA on education projects at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media.

Grants and Fellowships

Research Fellowship, Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, Mount Vernon, 2018-2019

Mellon Research Fellowship, Virginia Historical Society, 2018

Provost’s Summer Research Fellowship, George Mason University, Summer 2018

Joseph and Dorothy Censer Fellowship, George Mason University, 2018

Cosmos Scholars Award, Cosmos Club Foundation, 2018

Archie K. Davis 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