Deborah Barndt has struggled for four decades to integrate her artist, activist and academic selves. A professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies since 1993, she founded and coordinate the Community Arts Practice (CAP) certificate. For over a decade she coordinated the Tomasita Project, collaborative transnational research on the journey of the corporate tomato from a Mexican agribusiness to a Canadian fast food restaurant, focusing on women workers and migrant workers, and using photography, video, theatre, and cartoons as research tools. As a photographer, she has exhibited widely, and has published ten books, including Tangled Routes: Women, Work and Globalization on the Tomato Trail as well as edited volumes Women Working the NAFTA Food Chain,, VIVA! Community Arts and Popular Education in the Americas, and Wild Fire: Art as Activism.