Amy H. Sturgis earned her Ph.D. in intellectual history from Vanderbilt University, specializes in Science Fiction/Fantasy and Native American Studies, and teaches at Lenoir-Rhyne University. In addition, she contributes the regular “Looking Back on Genre History” segment to StarShipSofa, which in 2010 became the first podcast in history to win a Hugo Award. In 2006, Sturgis was honored with the Imperishable Flame Award for Achievement in J.R.R. Tolkien/Inklings scholarship. In 2015, the Los Angeles Press Club named her Reason Magazine article “Not Your Parents’ Dystopias: Millennial Fondness for Worlds Gone Wrong” the “Best Magazine Review/Criticism/Column” of the year. She has authored four books, edited six others, and published over fifty essays in scholarly and popular publications. A regular guest speaker at universities and genre events, Sturgis also has taught summer seminars for the Institute for Humane Studies, Cato University, and the Foundation for Economic Education, and she has been interviewed as an expert by a variety of programs and publications such as NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” and The Huffington Post. Sturgis lives with her husband in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Her official website is amyhsturgis.com.