Andrea Doucet has published widely on themes of gender/work/care, changing fatherhood, masculinities, parental leave policies, embodiment, reflexivity, responsible knowing, and knowledge construction processes. Doucet’s book Do Men Mother? was awarded the 2007 John Porter Tradition of Excellence Book Award from the Canadian Sociology Association.
She approaches teaching and research from an eclectic interdisciplinary perspective and background and is exploring and/or writing about: feminist materialisms; embodiment; affective inequalities; fathers and parental leave; fathering and masculinities; care and social justice; visual research methods; entanglements of care, work and consumption; performativity and boundary-making in concepts and methods; and intersections between sociology and fiction.
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. Doucet received A BA in political science from York University, an MA in international development studies from Carleton University, and a PhD in social and political sciences from Cambridge University.
Doucet’s research on theories, practices, and ontologies of care has been influenced by her co-parenting of three daughters.