Amy H. Sturgis

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Amy H. Sturgis (born 1971) is an author, speaker and scholar of science fiction/fantasy studies and Native American studies. She earned her Ph.D. in intellectual history from Vanderbilt University, serves on the scholarly board of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research and the advisory board of Mythopoeic Press, and contributes to the Hugo Award winning StarShipSofa podcast and the Liberty and Power group weblog.

Sturgis is author of four books on U.S. presidential history and Native American studies (Presidents from Washington through Monroe, Presidents from Hayes through McKinley, The Trail of Tears and Indian Removal and Tecumseh: A Biography), five edited works on science fiction and fantasy (The Intersection of Fantasy and Native America: From H.P. Lovecraft to Leslie Marmon Silko, The Magic Ring, Past Watchful Dragons: Fantasy and Faith in the World of C.S. Lewis, The Magic Goblet, and The Magic Ring: Deluxe Illustrated Edition), and dozens of other scholarly and mainstream book chapters, articles and presentations. In 2006, she was honored with the Imperishable Flame Award for Achievement in Tolkien/Inklings Scholarship.

She also contributes regular "Looking Back on Genre History" features to and narrates contemporary science fiction stories for the UK-based podcast StarShipSofa. In both 2009 and 2011, she was honored with The Sofanaut Award in Podcasting for Best Fact Article Contributor. In 2010, it became the first podcast ever to win a Hugo Award.

In 2012, Sturgis was featured in a series of documentary short films produced by Ozymandius Media for the Institute for Humane Studies.

Also in 2012, Sturgis was named a Great Graduate by the Alumni Association of Broken Arrow Senior High School.

Sturgis lives in Granite Falls, North Carolina with her husband, Larry M. Hall, who is Provost at Lenoir-Rhyne University.

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