The End of Austin

an exploration of urban identity in the middle of Texas


Welcome to The End of Austin!

The pandemic has been a busy time for us. In late Spring 2020, we published 20 short pieces about life Austin during the pandemic. Six months later, we published a special issue of 10 original articles, guest edited by Eliot Tretter, Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Calgary. Dr. Tretter is well-known as an urban geographer whose research has often focussed on Austin. 

If you are new to our project, The End of Austin is an award-winning digital humanities project that explores urban identity in Austin, Texas. Our goal is to bring together different kinds of voices – academic, artistic, activist – to start a conversation about life in the fastest growing city in the US. With contributors who are academics, artists, creative writers, and activists, we are pitched somewhere between an academic journal and an online magazine.

If you have something to say about Austin’s shifting identity, please let us know. We’re interested in original writing, photos, video, art, music – anything that illuminates how things are changing, ending, expiring, or collapsing in the midst of our growth-obsessed sunbelt burg. With readers from over 100 nations and almost 250,000 page views, TEOA is reaching a growing global audience interested in life under the violet crown. Life during the pandemic has given a new urgency to our project, so we look forward to sharing more experiences about living in Austin in the time of Covid.

2020 Editorial Team

Guest Editor: Eliot Tretter

Editor: Randolph Lewis

Assistant Editor: Bahar Tahamtani

Previous Assistant Editors (2016-17): Nick Bloom (American Studies), Sarah Riddick (Rhetoric), and Stephanie Malak
Web Design (2011-15): Carrie Andersen
Previous Editorial Board Members: Carrie Andersen, Sean Cashbaugh, Andrew Gansky, Josephine Hill, Joshua Kopin, Brendan Gaughen, Julie Kantor, Emily Roehl

Contact us at endofaustin (at) gmail (dot) com, and connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

Thanks to the UT-Austin American Studies Department for supporting our project since 2011.

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