Sun, 2 April 2017
Amy H. Sturgis (http://amyhsturgis.com) earned her Ph.D. in Intellectual History from Vanderbilt University, teaches Liberal Studies at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and specializes in Science Fiction/Fantasy and Indigenous American Studies. She is one of the staff members behind the Hugo Award-winning StarShipSofa podcast (http://starshipsofa.com) and the Editor in Chief of Hocus Pocus Comics (http://hpcomics.net). The author of four books and over fifty articles, and the editor of six books, Sturgis is a regular speaker at colleges and genre conventions across the United States, Canada, and England. In 2006, she was honored with the Imperishable Flame Award for J.R.R. Tolkien Scholarship, and in 2015, she was honored by the Los Angeles Press Club for "Best Magazine Review/Criticism/Column" for her Reason article "Not Your Parents' Dystopias: Millennial Fondness for Worlds Gone Wrong." A first-generation Star Wars fan, Sturgis lives with her husband in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. More about Dr. Amy H. Sturgis can be found at her website: http://amyhsturgis.com
Portions of the discussion that were not directly relevant to Amy’s Star Wars Story were removed from the podcast. Some of these segments will be found packaged into a bonus episode coming soon. To tell your Star Wars story, please send your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org and please be patient with me. This is a part-time endeavor and there is a LONG line of people who wish to be on the program. Don’t forget to join us for the next episode of My Star Wars Story, which will feature part one of David W. Collins's Star Wars Story.
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