Director and Faculty Adviser
Professor of English
Student Academic Advisor
Advising Availability Changes as of May 16th
For the remainder of May 2022, drop-in advising will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays via Zoom only. See times and Zoom link in section below.
Drop-in advising has been canceled on Mondays and Fridays through the end of May. These dates include the UGIS Commencement (5/20) and the Memorial Day Holiday (5/30).
Check back June 1st for my summer 2022 advising availability, both scheduled appointments and drop-in advising.
Regular Advising Hours
Tuesday – 9am-12pm
Wednesday – 1:30pm-4pm
Thursday – 9am-12pm
To schedule a 30 minute appointment with Laura Demir, go to: https://laura-demir.youcanbook.me/
During booking, you’ll have the option to meet in-person or remotely. If you choose in-person, please come to 235 Evans Hall for our meeting. If you select remote, the link to your advising appointment will be added to the Google calendar event after booking.
Drop-In Hours via Zoom from May 16th through the end of May 2022
Tuesday and Thursday – 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Click here for Zoom link.
To attend remote drop-in hours, please click the link during the time listed above. Upon entering the room above, students will be put in a waiting room and advised in the order that they enter.
Schedule may change periodically; please check the top of this page for any timely updates.
Melanie Abrams (Novelist, Writer) – English
Vikram Chandra (Novelist, Writer) – English
Eric Falci (Critic) – English
Thomas Farber (Novelist, Writer, Publisher) – English
Robert Hass (Poet, Critic) – English
Lyn Hejinian (Poet, Writer, Translator) – English
Georgina Kleege (Essayist, Novelist) – English
J. Mira Kopell (Screenwriter) – Film & Media
Raymond Lifchez (Architect, Writer) – Architecture and City & Regional Planning
Geoffrey G. O’Brien (Poet, Critic) – English
Namwali Serpell (Novelist, Writer, Critic) – English
John Shoptaw (Poet, Librettist, Critic) – English
Contact the faculty’s home department for office hours.