I am a PhD student at George Mason University in the History and Art History department studying American slavery, health, and digital history.
I tweet at @Sara_Collini.
George Mason University, PhD Student, History and Art History
Major Field: US History
Minor Fields: Slavery in the Atlantic World, Digital History
George Mason University, 2015
MA, US History
University of Texas at Austin, 2013
Academic and Research Experience
Graduate Research Assistant, Education Division, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, Summer 2015 and May 2016 – Present.
Graduate Research Assistant, Historic Preservation and Collections Department,
George Washington’s Mount Vernon, January 2016 – May 2016.
Historical Database Intern, Historic Preservation and Collections Department,
George Washington’s Mount Vernon, August 2014 – January 2016
Digital Humanities Projects and Other Publications
“Social Network of the Enslaved Community at Mount Vernon, 1754-1799” (forthcoming October 2016 for the “Lives Bound Together: Slavery at George Washington’s Mount Vernon” exhibit at Mount Vernon).
“ABMC War Dead Database” Website Review for Teaching History, January 2016.
“Finding Kate” Digital story of an enslaved midwife on Mount Vernon, December 2014.
Presentations and Conference Activity
“Teaching Graduate Students to Code,” contributor to poster session with Dr. Lincoln Mullen, Peter Carr Jones, Jannelle Legg, Anne Ladyem McDivitt, Dr. George D. Oberle III, and Amanda Regan, January 2015, American Historical Association conference, New York.
“Finding Kate: A Digital Story,” video presentation for George Mason University and Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media: Graduate Student Digital Projects, Fairfax, December 8, 2014.
Teaching Assistant, History 100: Western Civilization, Dr. Christopher Elzey, GMU, August 2015 – December 2015.
Teaching Assistant, History 121: Formation of the American Republic, Dr. Ted McCord, GMU, August 2014 – May 2015.
Teaching Assistant, History 122: Making of Modern America, Dr. Ted McCord, GMU, August 2014 – May 2015.
Teaching Assistant, History 100: Western Civilization, Dr. Susan Schulze, GMU, August 2013 – May 2014.
Honors and Awards
Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association 500 Sustained Service Hours Award, May 2016.