Sara Silverstein

Co-Director, Research Program on Humanitarianism

Assistant Professor, History & Human Rights

Sara Silverstein is an assistant professor of history and human rights. Her scholarship focuses on the history of internationalism, modern Europe, social rights, global health, development, refugees and migrants, and statelessness. Her current book project, Doctors as Diplomats: The Origins of Universal Healthcare in International Society, explores the international principles advancing universal healthcare and the growth of supporting institutions in the first half of the twentieth century.

Before coming to UConn, Professor Silverstein was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. She received her Ph.D. in History from Yale University in 2016, her M.Phil. in Modern European History from Oxford University in 2009, and her A.B. in Literature from Dartmouth College in 2007. She has been a Fox Fellow at Sciences Po, Paris, a junior visiting fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, and a Franke Fellow at Yale. She is the 2017 winner of the World History Association Dissertation Prize.

Find her on Twitter @SilversteinProf.