MELBOURNE, FLA.—As part of Florida Institute of Technology’s Humanities Lecture Series, Claire Strom, the Rapetti-Trunzo Chair in History at
Rollins College, will speak at the university. Her presentation, on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m., is “Tick or Treat: Class Conflict and Cattle Tick Eradication.” It is open and free to the public.
An agricultural and southern historian, Strom researches and writes about various aspects of the southern yeoman farmer. Her most recent book, Making Catfish Bait of Government Boys: The Fight Against the Cattle Tick and the Transformation of the Yeoman South, was published in August by the University of Georgia Press.
Strom teaches classes on American history, including courses on the history of American sexuality and the history of food in America. In addition to teaching, Strom edits the international journal, Agricultural History.
The presentation will be on the Florida Tech campus in the Denius Student Center’s Hartley Room. For more information, call (321) 674-8082.