Professor, Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies &
Canada Research in Gender, Work and Care
PhD, Social and Political Sciences, Cambridge University
MA, International Development Studies, Norman School of International Relations, Carleton University
BA Political Science (Political Theory) York University
Andrea Doucet has published widely on themes of gender/work/care, fatherhood and mothering, masculinities, parental leave policies, embodiment, reflexivity, ‘responsible knowing’, and knowledge construction processes. Her book Do Men Mother? (2006, 2nd Edition, 2018) was awarded the 2007 John Porter Tradition of Excellence Book Award from the Canadian Sociology Association. She is also co-author of two editions of the book Gender Relations in Canada: Intersectionalities and Social Change (2008, 2017).
Andrea approaches her teaching and research from an eclectic interdisciplinary perspective and background. She has degrees in political science (social and political thought) and creative writing (York), international development studies (Carleton), and a PhD in social and political sciences (Cambridge University, funded as a Commonwealth Scholar). Her research on theories, practices, and ontologies of care have been influenced by her co-parenting of three daughters; her work on methodologies, epistemologies and knowing processes began thirty years ago when she spent nearly six years as a participatory research facilitator, working mainly for the United Nations Development Program in water supply and sanitation projects in Central and South America.
Andrea is currently conducting collaborative research with local community organizations on young motherhood, Black motherhood, feminist and Indigenous approaches to care and eldercare, and class and gender issues in parental leave policies. Her current writing is on non-representational narrative analysis, visual methodologies, family photographs, ecological thinking, and our epistemic responsibilities as researchers and knowers.