Walls used her research leave to spend time in French-speaking Quebec City, one of the Canada's most vibrant intellectual and cultural centers. She worked with educational institutions and museums to document changes in culture and infrastructure following the Province of Quebec's "Quiet Revolution." The result was a number of papers and academic presentations, including a piece on the development of Quebec's museum system.
Walls: "When you're working with educational systems and other universities and museum systems, summer is not really the ideal time to work. So the opportunity to be able to interface with people during our normal semester was a great opportunity. The timing was great for me because I had the time to research and write."