Summer Session
Past Summer Doctoral Presentations
2015 Summer Keynote Speaker – Dr. Deborah Barndt

2015 Summer Keynote Speaker – Dr. Deborah Barndt

Viva Other Ways of Knowing! Decolonizing Education through Participatory Arts-Based Research

Dr. Deborah BarndtDr. Deborah Barndt has strived for four decades to integrate her artist, activist and academic selves. From involvement as a popular educator in social movements in Latin America, the U.S., and Canada to teaching in Canadian Universities, her work has been informed by a praxis orientation, critical feminist and Indigenous methodologies and diverse ways of knowing.

She is an affiliate faculty member at the Coady International institute at Saint Francis Xavier University and professor emeritus in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University in Toronto where she founded and coordinated the Community Arts Practice program and taught popular education, community arts, and local and global food movements. As a photographer, she has exhibited widely, and has published ten books, including To Change This House: Popular Education under the Sandinistas and Tangled Routes: Women, Work and Globalization on the Tomato Trail, as well as edited volumes VIVA! Community Arts and Popular Education in the Americas  and Wild Fire: Art as Activism.


Deborah Barndt. Tangled Routes: Women, Work, and Globalization the Tomato Trail, Second Edition. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2008, 335 pp.
Chapter two of Tangled Routes, “Frames and Filters”,  “Methodological Lenses”, pages 79-89.

Deborah Barndt (Editor).  VIVA! Community Arts and Popular Education in the Americas. Albany, NY: SUNY Press and Between the Lines, 2011, 168 pages.

Decolonizing Art, Research, and Education,” co-authored with Laura Reinsborough which appeared in in L. Davis, Aliiances:Re/Envisioning Relationships between Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Peoples, University of Toronto Press, 2010.