Andrea Doucet

Professor, Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies &
Canada Research in Gender, Work and Care

Office: STH 410
905-688-5550 x3150

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 is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Gender, Work, and Care, Professor in Sociology and the Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies, and Adjunct Professor in Sociology at Carleton University and the University of Victoria. She is a founding member and steering committee member of the Brock Social Justice Research Institute and faculty affiliate with the Social Justice and Equity Studies program. She supervises graduate students in Critical Sociology and Social Justice and Equity Studies.

Andrea has published widely on care and work policies, practices, and concepts; parental leave policies and social inclusion; fathering and care; genealogies of concepts; feminist ecological ethico-onto-epistemologies, qualitative data analysis, and the Listening Guide narrative analysis approach. Her most recent book is a co-edited collection Thinking Ecologically, Thinking Responsibly: The Legacies of Lorraine Code (with Nancy Arden McHugh, SUNY Press, 2021). Her latest collaborations include research with community organizations on young Black motherhood, feminist and Indigenous approaches to care and eldercare, class and gender issues in parental leave policies, and connections between care crises and ecological crises. She is the Project Director and Principal Investigator of the SSHRC Partnership program, Reimagining Care/Work Policies; Co-Coordinator of the International Network of Leave Policies and Research and Director of the Research Studio for Narrative, Visual and Digital Methods.  You can learn more about her work at