The undergraduate advisor for English is located in Helen C. White on the 7th floor. Whether you are unsure what classes to take, you want to make sure you are going to graduate on time, or you just want to talk, we offer a wide range of advising services to answer your questions.
Erin Polnaszek Boyd (she/her/hers)
As a first-generation college student, I was highly indecisive about my major and transferred to a different institution after my freshman year. I received my Bachelors of Arts degree in English Literature with a Spanish minor and studied abroad in Cuernavaca, Mexico while an undergraduate. That was my first time leaving the United States. I then earned my Masters of Arts degree in English with a focus on Postcolonial Literature. My masters thesis was “Intertextuality in Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea”, where I explored the madwoman in the attic character through the lens of the “other” using feminist and postcolonial theory. Before coming to Madison in 2008, I worked at the University of South Carolina, although I have spent most of my life in the Midwest. Since coming to UW, I’ve been working as a Study Abroad Advisor until recently transitioning to the English department.
How to Get Advising
To schedule a virtual appointment, please use Starfish. If you are unable to find a time that works with your schedule or current time zone, let Erin know so we can identify a time that does work. Appointments are currently offered virtually during the COVID pandemic. You are also welcome to email Erin at email@example.com.
For questions regarding Creative Writing courses, please visit the Creative Writing webpage or contact the Creative Writing Coordinator Ron Kuka.
For questions related to Careers for English majors, please connect with the Career Advisor.
Declare the Major
More information about declaring an English major can be found here.
Follow Us on Twitter
Stay up to date on all English undergraduate advising updates, announcements, event reminders, and more by following the combined academic and career advising Twitter account, @UWEnglAdvising.