Farewell, Elizabeth

By June 16, 2010

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.

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  1. Kudos for your good work.

    Comment by smb — June 16, 2010 @ 9:16 pm

  2. You will be missed, Liz!

    Comment by Jared T — June 16, 2010 @ 9:19 pm

  3. Looking forward to seeing your resurrection, Liz! Great stuff here.

    Comment by WVS — June 16, 2010 @ 9:36 pm

  4. Cheers!

    Comment by J. Stapley — June 16, 2010 @ 9:37 pm

  5. Thanks for “feminizing” the blog, Liz. We’ll miss you.

    Comment by David G. — June 16, 2010 @ 10:24 pm

  6. A sad day for JI, but nothing but best wishes for the future, Liz.

    Comment by Ben — June 17, 2010 @ 12:48 am

  7. bon voyage!

    Comment by stan — June 17, 2010 @ 1:53 am

  8. Fare thee well, friend.

    Comment by Edje Jeter — June 17, 2010 @ 2:19 am

  9. Oh sad. But we all know you’ll play a hand in big things! Can’t wait.

    Comment by Michelle Glauser — June 17, 2010 @ 3:28 am

  10. This is the saddest news ever.

    Comment by TT — June 17, 2010 @ 7:25 am

  11. I’m delighted, because I assume this means Liz will concentrate more on writing for Dialogue 🙂

    Fare thee well, Elizabeth.

    Comment by Kristine — June 17, 2010 @ 7:38 am

  12. Sad to see you go, excited about what you have planned.

    Comment by mmiles — June 17, 2010 @ 12:16 pm

  13. I’ve enjoyed Elizabeth’s posts. I would be sad she is leaving the blog except for the tidbit that she plans a blog focused on women’s history. Wow–that would be great. I wish her the best of luck as she moves to her new projects.

    Comment by Susan W H — June 17, 2010 @ 2:58 pm

  14. We’ll miss you!

    Comment by ZD Eve — June 17, 2010 @ 5:01 pm

  15. Oh Liz, you will be missed, darling one! I’m stoked to hear you’re starting a blog of your own…Bravo for the world! Much to look forward to from that! Can’t wait.

    Comment by Brittany C. — June 17, 2010 @ 11:16 pm

  16. Thank you all! And, Kristine, I hope to, if I can ever get my act together.

    Comment by Elizabeth — June 18, 2010 @ 12:20 am

  17. Liz, we will miss you here. Thank you for all the insightful and moving viewpoints that you have shared with us, as well as for the female camaraderie.

    Comment by Ardis S. — June 18, 2010 @ 9:13 am


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