What? Wow! Congrats, AHP!!
Also, this is a great interview with a lot to say, and I appreciate it.
@cameralucida you don't see "even though I don't know this person, I can't help but feel she is making a terrible decision" as insulting/demeaning to AHP? I did, so maybe that's where we're not connecting.
I started reading the cool girl piece and was like, "this reminds me of those scandal in old hollywood pieces that I never think I'll be interested in and then read voraciously." And then I was like ANNE what are you doing over here! So A) Wow, congrats, and thanks for sharing all this info on your transition, and B) I'm a lawyer who would love to teach law school, but am facing really similar concerns to the ones you've expressed. I think in some ways it's better because law professors aren't quite as underpaid as a lot of phd students, but in others - like the fact that our publishing standards are horrendous and no one reads the publications that you have to write to get hired - it's worse. Anyway, tons of food for thought here, thank you! and good luck! opening a new tab to your blog now...
@claire2222 Say what you want about Buzzfeed, but the ivory tower ain't what it used to be. I find it hard to come down on anyone who's made the decision to step away from the non-stop pressure and insane expectations of academia and onto what will hopefully be a saner and more stable (but still intellectually and culturally engaged) career path.
@claire2222 Did you read the one she linked to? Because that was pretty well formulated and researched.
Somehow I totally missed that AHP wrote the Cool Girl piece, which I absolutely loved. Get that $$$.
Academia's loss is our gain!
Seriously, AHP is a terrific writer and it's encouraging to learn that Buzzfeed is moving beyond listicles and click-bait by hiring her and giving her NO LIMITS.
AHP! I am excited to read whatever you write wherever you write it. So I will awkwardly continue to internet stalk you even when you move to Buzzfeed. I really enjoyed the JLaw piece that you wrote for them, and I look forward to you writing more amazing things! Congratulations on this HUGE LEAP. I have every faith this will work out beautifully for you.
@claire2222 It sounds like this will result in more AHP pieces to read, so I think it's a terrific decision.
@claire2222 the website she formerly wrote for.... is this one