Canada Research Chair in Gender, Work & Care
Professor of Sociology and Women’s & Gender Studies at Brock University
Adjunct Research Professor in Sociology at Carleton University
Andrea Doucet is a Canada Research Chair in Gender, Work & Care, Professor of Sociology and Women’s & Gender Studies at Brock University, and Adjunct Research Professor in Sociology at Carleton University. She is a Commonwealth scholar with a PhD from Cambridge University. She is the author of Do Men Mother? (2006/2nd edition 2018), which was awarded the 2007 John Porter Tradition of Excellence Book Award from the Canadian Sociological Association; co-author of two editions of Gender Relations in Canada: Intersectionality and Social Change (Oxford, 2006, 2017); and co-editor of Lorraine Code: Thinking Responsibly, Thinking Ecologically (SUNY Press). Her current community-based and collaborative research is on black young motherhood and Indigenous caregiving.
Dr. Doucet has been a Canadian representative in the International Network of Leave Policies and Research for sixteen years. Her research on parental leave policies and fathering has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time magazine, the Guardian, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, and Maclean’s. She is the Project Director and Principal Investigator on a new seven-year SSHRC Partnership Grant (2020-2027) entitled “Reimagining Canadian Family Policies: Childcare, Parental Leave, and Employment Policies”.