Amy H. Sturgis (born 1971) is an American author, speaker and scholar of science fiction and fantasy studies and Native American studies. She earned her Ph.D. in intellectual history from Vanderbilt University, served on the advisory board of Mythopoeic Press, and contributed to the Hugo Award-winning StarShipSofa podcast and the Liberty and Power group weblog. She served as adjunct instructor at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina,[1] before becoming a professor at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.[2]

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,[3] 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,[4][5] The Magic Goblet, and The Magic Ring: Deluxe Illustrated Edition), and other scholarly and mainstream book chapters, articles and presentations.[6] In 2006, she was awarded the Imperishable Flame Award for Achievement in Tolkien/Inklings Scholarship.[7]

She contributes regular "Looking Back on Genre History" features to and narrates contemporary science fiction stories for the UK-based podcast StarShipSofa.[8] In both 2009 and 2011, she received the Sofanaut Award in Podcasting for Best Fact Article Contributor. In 2010, it became the first podcast to win a Hugo Award.[9]

In 2012, Sturgis was featured in a series of documentary short films produced by Ozymandius Media for the Institute for Humane Studies.[10]

She has been interviewed on science fiction and fantasy topics by organizations including NPR.[2][11]

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  1. ^ Dayberry, John (August 2, 2015). "Names & Faces". Hickory Daily Record.
  2. ^ a b "Science Fiction Primer: Interview with Amy H. Sturgis". Journey to the Sea. 1 April 2009. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  3. ^ Long, Michael E. (2005-11-01). "Review of Presidents from Hayes through McKinley, 1877–1901: Debating the Issues in Pro and Con Primary Documents". The History Teacher. 39 (1): 136. doi:10.2307/30036763. JSTOR 30036763.
  4. ^ Rateliff, John D. (2008-03-22). "Review of Past Watchful Dragons: Fantasy and Faith in the World of C. S. Lewis". Mythlore. 26 (3–4): 212–216.
  5. ^ Khovacs, Ivan P. (April 2012). "Review of Past Watchful Dragons: Fantasy and Faith in the World of C.S. Lewis". Journal of Inklings Studies. 2 (1): 99–104. doi:10.3366/ink.2012.2.1.7. ISSN 2045-8797.
  6. ^ "Amy H. Sturgis". Reason. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  7. ^ "Amy Sturgis: Property Rights, American Indians and Reservation Socialism". September 30, 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  8. ^ "Search Results for Amy Sturgis". StarShipSofa. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  9. ^ "2010 Hugo Awards: Best Fanzine". The Hugo Awards. Retrieved 18 September 2023. Best Fanzine StarShipSofa edited by Tony C. Smith
  10. ^ "Untitled: [Films with Amy H. Sturgis]". Learn Liberty. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  11. ^ "The End of 'Star Wars,' But Not Its Fans". NPR. May 19, 2005. Retrieved 17 March 2021.

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