In 2009, I completed my MA at Athabasca University. My concentration was Cultural Studies, and my final paper was called Homogenized Salsa: Latina Canadian Drama. Here's part of the abstract:
Equality, cultural identity and personal struggles are common themes in Canadian drama, and indeed are common themes in the literature of a post-colonial world.
Another common theme in contemporary writing pertains to women’s issues: equality, sexism, gender roles, exploitation and the like frequently figure in modern drama and literature. These themes result in something of a kaleidoscopic head-on collision when
one considers Latino Canadian drama through a feminist lens. This paper examines
some of the works of Carmen Aguirre, an accomplished and well-established writer and actor who immigrated to Canada from Chile. Her plays, including The Refugee Hotel,
The Trigger, and Que Pasa with the Raza, eh? are very autobiographical, and yet
they also speak for many other Latinos who have relocated to Canada.
So, that's that...
But what I stumbled upon was the fact that my aforementioned paper was quoted recently in some other MA student's paper! How cool is that? The author spelled my surname incorrectly (Edmonson), but so what? It's pretty cool that someone in academia found my work and my words worthwhile!!!