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Sara Collini

Postdoctoral Fellow in University History

Department of History
Office: Hardin 203

PhD, George Mason University (2020)


Slavery, Early America, Women's History, Digital History

Sara Collini is a historian of early America studying slavery women's history, the history of medicine, and digital history. Her current research focuses on reconstructing the history of enslaved midwives who lived and worked during the era of the American Revolution and Early Republic in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Collini previously worked at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University and collaborated on digital public history projects at the National Women's History Museum and George Washington's Mount Vernon. At Clemson, she is Postdoctoral Fellow in University History.


Selected Professional Works

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

"The Labors of Enslaved Midwives in Revolutionary Virginia." In Women in the American Revolution: Gender, Politics, and the Domestic World, edited by Barbara Oberg, 19-38. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019.

Conference Presentations (Delivered)

"Revolutionary Labors: Creating a Relational Database to Explore Enslaved Midwives' Work in Early America," The Age of Revolutions in the Digital Age Symposium and Workshop, Iona College in New Rochelle, New York, September 11-12, 2020 (held virtually due to COVID-19).

"'Paid the midwife (Rachael)': Enslaved Midwives and the Business of Childbirth on Early Southern Plantations, " Front Range Early American Consortium, Denver, Colorado, October 12, 2019.

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