Elizabeth Anne Hull

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Elizabeth Anne Hull, PhD (born January 10, 1937), is an American academic, political activist and science fiction expert.

She is Professor Emerita of William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, Illinois, where she taught English for over 30 years.[1][2][3] She was born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, and educated at Illinois State University (1954–55); City Colleges of Chicago (A.A., 1965); Northwestern University[4] and Loyola University (M.A., 1970, Ph.D., 1975).[5]

In 1993, Hull was regional judge for the National Council of Teachers of English Achievement Awards in Writing.[6]

Science fiction[edit]

She has served as president of the Science Fiction Research Association and editor of its newsletter. SFRA awarded her the Thomas D. Clareson Award for Distinguished Service in 1997,[7] and she has been a member of the panel for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best SF novel since 1986. For over ten years, she served as North American secretary for the World SF International Organization for Professionals.

With her husband Frederik Pohl, Hull edited the international anthology Tales from the Planet Earth.[8] She is editor of the 2010 anthology, Gateways: Original New Stories Inspired by Frederik Pohl.[9][10][11]

Public service[edit]

In 1996, Hull, a former president of the Palatine Area League of Women Voters, was selected by the Democratic Party as its nominee against longtime Republican Congressman Phil Crane in the 8th Congressional District;[12][13] however, Crane was reelected.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Hull and Pohl married in 1984. From her previous marriage, she has two daughters, Catherine Pizarro and Barbara Wintczak, and two grandchildren, Christine and Eric Wintczak.[5]


  1. ^ Elizabeth Anne Hull profile at 2007 World Science Fiction Convention.
  2. ^ Elizabeth Anne Hull profile at 2008 World Science Fiction Convention.
  3. ^ Elizabeth Anne Hull profile at World Literature Today
  4. ^ Northwestern University Alumni Honor Roll
  5. ^ a b c Elizabeth Anne Hull profile at The Way the Future Blogs
  6. ^ Chicago Tribune, Oct. 20, 1993: "Elizabeth Anne Hull recently was appointed regional judge for the 1993 National Council of Teachers of English Achievement Awards in Writing. Hull is an English professor and honors program coordinator at Harper College."
  7. ^ Elizabeth Anne Hull profile at SF Signal
  8. ^ Locus Index
  9. ^ More About Gateways at The Way the Future Blogs
  10. ^ Locus review
  11. ^ July's Books, io9
  12. ^ The Political Graveyard
  13. ^ Daily Herald June 26, 1997, "Women's group bridges both political parties"

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