Internationally Educated Female Teachers Who Have Immigrated to Nova Scotia: A Research/Performance Text

  • Susan C. Walsh Mount Saint Vincent University
  • Susan M. Brigham Mount Saint Vincent University


This research/performance text emerged from a study involving internationally educated female teachers who have immigrated to Atlantic Canada. The text features the words and artwork of the research participants as well as excerpts from newspapers, academic writing, and documents about immigration in Nova Scotia juxtaposed so as to foreground the complexity of the women’s immigration and integration experiences. Introductory comments provide contextual information about the research project, the participants, and the evolution of, as well as rationale for, the text as performance piece.