Much to our collective dismay, Elizabeth has decided to step down as a contributor here at Juvenile Instructor. Liz came aboard almost two years ago and for a long time was the lone female blogger here. She’s contributed a number of insightful and provocative posts during her tenure, and more recently launched two of JI’s more successful series—Secularism and Religious Education, exploring the ways different Mormon students at Divinity Schools have grappled with secularism and their individual educational pursuits in Religious Studies and Women in the Academy, profiling several up-and-coming female Latter-day Saint scholars. Perhaps more than all of that, though, Liz is known for incorporating the personal into her academic and historical reflections.
While we will miss Liz greatly here at the blog (and on our listserv, where she contributes not only valuable and wise suggestions but often witty banter and quips), we wish her well in her future educational and blogging pursuits. Liz informs me that she plans to take a (hopefully brief) hiatus from the virtual discussion world before returning in full force with her own blog focused more exclusively on women’s history. Luckily, she has agreed to occasionally cross-post from that blog here, and we will notify interested readers of that project as it develops.
Please join us in thanking Liz for her contributions here and in wishing here best of luck in the future.