Andrea Doucet

Canada Research Chair 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

My research interests are encapsulated in four areas:

(i) Gender, work, and care:

Relations between paid and unpaid work;
Changing motherhood and fatherhood;
Breadwinning mothers and caregiving fathers;
Gender divisions and relations of labour;
Cross-generational practices and meanings of work, care and consumption;
Digital subjectivities (mommy/daddy blogging)

(ii) Careful and Engaged Knowing:

Quantitative research methodologies;
Narrative, visual and digital methods;
Epistemological and methodological issues involved in attempting to know and represent the narratives of others;
Reflexive and relational knowing;

(iii) International comparative social policies, especially parental leave.

(iv) Connection sociological narratives, fiction, and creative non-fiction

This is an emergent area of interest/passion that links the social sciences and humanities, and issues of representation, method, and life writing.
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