Academia 1st person is a multipurpose blog summarized by its title. I assume the personal note, but, as an academic, I try, to the best of my abilities, to avoid subjectivity.

When I started this blog, in 2007, the purpose was to share with a rare and unknown audience, my life as a French academic. Over the time, following my career and my life, English took the precedence.

Then I stopped blogging. Lack of time, other better projects, and another life in a new country.

I regained interest in blogging after yet another turn in life, when I realized that over the years I had accumulated material that I wanted to share (a little) more broadly. I also have gained (a little) more experience with what is now labelled “social media” which incentivized to write shorter notes on more focused.

The rest belongs with the readers.