Adjunct instructor Dr. Amy Sturgis is a featured guest of honor at The One Ring conference, an annual gathering of fans and experts of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. Sturgis teaches science fiction/fantasy studies and Native American studies. Sturgis’ talk at The One Ring conference was based on her paper, Harry Potter is a Hobbit: Rowling, Tolkien, and the Question of Readership.
Dr. Sturgis also has begun writing a regular column for the online magazine PopThought (www.popthought.com). Her first column, Nun of Your Business, considers the implications of the fame and recent theft of Nashville’s Mother Theresa-resembling NunBun.