All four of us at Academichic have some pretty big life changes up ahead.
- A. is about to begin a dissertation fellowship and is aiming to wrap up her degree in the next year.
- E. is about to become a mom of two. But before that happens she’s also teaching a summer class and moving her family into a new home.
- L. is embarking on her second year of teaching high school English with much more confidence in both her pedagogical abilities as well as her personal style.
- S. is about to welcome her daughter into the world any day now, and then she, too, is aiming to complete her degree over the next academic year.
That’s what we see ahead for ourselves in the coming months. What we don’t see, though, is the perpetuation of Academichic. After much thought and a little bit of angst, we’ve decided that this project has run its course for us and we’ll be closing up shop at the end of July. We’ll have a much longer, reflective post at that time, but for now we wanted to let you know where we’re heading. We want to leave this site here as a useful archive for everyone who has ever googled “feminism and fashion” or “what to wear to an academic conference” (which is really how this whole project started). To that end, we’ll be launching a series of wrap-up posts, pointing to our favorite past outfits, most enduring resources, most useful DIY projects, and most compelling theoretical posts.
But before we part ways, what do you want to know? Is there still some burning unanswered question you want answered? Let us know. We can’t promise we’ll get to all of them, but we’ll give it a shot.
Finally, thank you. We’ll express our gratitude to you, our readers, in a more extended format later, but for now know that we have treasured your questions, insights, debates, and feedback. We really do think that we have the most thoughtful and thought-provoking commenters out there.