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Sara Stidstone Gronim

Associate Professor of History

B.S., Boston UniversityM.A., Brooklyn CollegePh.D., Rutgers University


Sara S. Gronim has taught at C.W. Post since 2002. She offers a wide range of courses to undergraduates and M.A. students in early American history, the early modern Atlantic world, disease and history, historiography and public history. She also supervises internships in venues like museums and historic sites for students interested in pursuing careers in public history. Her current research is in the history of mathematics in the 17th and 18th century.


Colonial and Revolutionary America; Early Modern Atlantic World; Science, Technology and Medicine


  • Author, “Mary Cooper's Nature: The Natural World of a Long Island Farmwoman,” New York History (2011)
  • Author, “Open City: New York as a Port Town in the Mid-Eighteenth Century,” book chapter in New York 400 (2009)
  • Author, “Everyday Nature: Knowledge of the Natural World in Colonial New York” (2007)
  • Author, “What Jane Knew: A Woman Botanist in the Eighteenth Century,” published in the Journal of Women’s History (2007)
  • Author, “Imagining Inoculation: Smallpox, the Body, and Social Relations of Healing,” published in the Bulletin of the History of Medicine (2006)
  • Author, “Geography and Persuasion: Maps in British Colonial New York,” published in William and Mary Quarterly (2001)
  • Author, “At the Sign of Newton’s Head: Astronomy and Cosmology in British Colonial New York,” published in Explorations in Early American History (1999)


  • Recipient, Margaret W. Rossiter Prize for the History of Women in Science, History of Science Society
  • Recipient, Dixon Ryan Fox Prize, New York State Historical Association
  • Recipient, Richard L. Morton Prize, Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture
  • Recipient, Colonial Essay Award, Colonial Society of Pennsylvania


  • Member, American Historical Association
  • Member, Organization of American Historians
  • Member, History of Science Society
  • Member, American Association for the History of Medicine
  • Member, New York State Historical Association