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.

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 at Kingswood-Oxford in West Hartford, Connecticut.

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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