Here is an overview of the blog since my first post in November 2016 (since updated).
- Two years on – on the second anniversary of this blog
I started blogging once I had secure work, when I had time and space and energy to write. I had been an avid blog reader for many years, and was searching for a blog that explored difficult questions about slow academia in relation to the politics of higher education, university governance, academic roles and identities, and academic activism. I couldn’t find this in the one place, so I decided to start here.
- A year in first lines – a summary post after one year
I love the start of a new year. There’s something delicious about the beginnings of things—books, semesters, people—don’t you think?
- Why slow? – on things that matter more than work
Work matters – it has to matter because sometimes it takes me away from what matters more.
- Slow privilege – sometimes slow sucks
The value of slow academia lies in its emphasis on care and well-being; its risk lies in reinforcing the inequities of academia.
- Why go to the ant? – an explanatory note
“Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways.” Why this byline for a blog on slow academia?