Sue Sturgis

Sue is editorial director at the Institute for Southern Studies, which she joined in November 2005 as director of the Institute’s Gulf Coast Reconstruction Watch, a project to document and investigate the post-Katrina recovery. A former staff writer for the Raleigh News & Observer and Independent Weekly (Durham, North Carolina), Sue directs and regularly contributes to the Institute’s online magazine, Facing South, with a focus on energy and environmental issues. Sue is the author or coauthor of five Institute reports, including ‘Faith in the Gulf’ (August/September 2008), ‘Hurricane Katrina and the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement’ (January 2008) and ‘Blueprint for Gulf Renewal’ (August/September 2007). Sue holds a master’s degree in journalism from New York University.