Amy H. Sturgis earned her Ph.D. in Intellectual History from Vanderbilt University. Her primary fields includeScience Fiction/Fantasy Studies and Native American Studies. Sturgis is author of four books on Native American and U.S. history as well as dozens of scholarly and mainstream book chapters, articles, and presentations onhistorical and speculative fiction topics. She has edited five books on sciencefiction and fantasy subjects. In 2006, Sturgis was honored with the Imperishable Flame Award for Achievement in Tolkien/Inklings Scholarship. Sturgis spoke at Cato University on August 2, 2012.