Dr. Claire Strom, Rapetti-Trunzo Chair of history
Rollins college


  • US History: Planting Colonial Seeds
  • US History: Colonial Seeds Take Root

Claire Strom was born in Boston, but raised in the United Kingdom, where she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from Oxford University.  Moving to the United States, she worked for the Minnesota Historical Society for a while, before relocating to Iowa to take her PhD in Agricultural History and Rural Studies at Iowa State University.

Her work has addressed various aspects of American social and political history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. For more information on Dr. Claire Strom, visit her website at www.clairestrom.com.