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Amy H. Sturgis, Ph.D.

Lenoir-Rhyne University
North Carolina, USA
Amy H. Sturgis earned her Ph.D. in Intellectual History from Vanderbilt University. Her primary fields include Science Fiction/Fantasy Studies and Indigenous American Studies.

Sturgis is the author of four books on Native American and U.S. history as well as more than fifty scholarly and mainstream essays on historical and speculative fiction topics. She has edited five books on science fiction and fantasy subjects. She also serves as the Editor in Chief of Hocus Pocus Comics. In 2006, Sturgis was honored with the Imperishable Flame Award for Achievement in Tolkien/Inklings Scholarship. In 2015, the Los Angeles Press Club named her Reason article "Not Your Parents' Dystopias: Millennial Fondness for Worlds Gone Wrong" the "Best Magazine Review/Criticism/Column" in the 57th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards.

Sturgis also contributes regular "History of the Genre" features to and narrates contemporary science fiction stories for the U.K.-based podcast StarShipSofa, which in 2010 became the first podcast ever to win a Hugo Award. Sturgis also has made guest appearances on more than a dozen other podcasts in the field.

With well over 200 presentations to her credit, Sturgis frequently speaks at colleges, conferences, and genre conventions across North America and Europe. Along with her husband, Dr. Larry M. Hall, Sturgis lives in the foothills of North Carolina.