About Me


I am a graduate of Louisiana School for Math, Science and Arts, Centenary College of Louisiana, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. In 2005, I also studied at Aarhus University in Aarhus, Denmark. Originally from Louisiana, I now live and work in Oklahoma City.

My dissertation, “Toxic Gardens: Narratives of Toxicity in Twentieth-Century American and British Literature,” examines issues of environmentalism and embodiment in science fiction. I have taught undergraduate courses in literature, professional writing, and film at the University of Illinois, and currently teach English at Heritage Hall in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Erin McQuiston

Photo by Sarah Phipps The Oklahoman 


One thought on “About Me

  1. Isaac Glover

    Hi Erin,

    I took your ENG 119 class at U of I back in 2010 but I forgot your name. Luckily, I found some of your old class materials when I was cleaning out my stuff. So I wanted to send you a note just to say how much I appreciated your class. Lev Grossman’s Magicians series is one of my favorites. I watch it on SYFY. American Gods is a go-to book recommendation. Lastly, I found your old reading list and I intend to get every book on that sheet. I hope everything is well and thank you for making fantasy fiction fun for me in what I thought was going to be a blow off class.

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