Thank you for taking the time to visit my web site!

Here are a few recent events and items to share:

  1. Parental Leave: Over the past year, I have been working with two colleagues, Dr. Lindsey McKay and Dr. Sophie Mathieu, to bring attention to class inequalities in parental leave and to consult with unions, labour groups and the federal government on these issues. We also highlight the lack of attention to, and national data on, Indigenous Canadian families and their access to care policies. You can find some of our recent publications, presentations, Op Eds here on the Parental Leave section of this web site.

2.  Ecological Thinking:

Call for Abstracts for edited collection on the work of feminist philosopher Lorraine  Code: 

Lorraine Code: Thinking Responsibly, Thinking Ecologically (Preliminary Title)
Edited by Nancy Arden McHugh and Andrea Doucet
(Under Consideration with State University of New York Press)

In addition to co-editing this collection, in 2016 I  presented a series of papers on Code and her ecological thinking approach. These are being written up into chapters and articles, which are currently under review or in press. Some of these presentations include:

  • Ecological Thinking and Feminist Ethico-Onto-Epistemologies: Towards Decolonizing Epistemic Subjectivities and Knowledge/World Making”, National Women’s Studies Association Conference on Decoloniality, Montreal, Quebec, November 10-13.
  • “Ecological Thinking and Ethico-onto-epistemologies: Reconfiguring Knowledge Making, Subjectivities, Narratives and ‘Vexed Questions’ of Testimony”, The Sixth Meeting of the Association for Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics, and Science Studies (FEMMSS), University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, October 2-4.
  • How might ‘ecological thinking’ inspire and inform critical qualitative research and narrative methods?” Invited presentation at the Center for Critical Qualitative Health Research, Speaker Series, the University of Toronto, January 29.
  • “Family Photographs and Ontological Narrativity: A Relational, Performative, and Ecological Approach”, The International Sociological Association, ISA Visual Sociology Working Group (WG03), Austria, Vienna, July 10-14.

3. Finally, I’m pleased to share news from recent events, which I helped to bring to Brock University:

  • The 33rd Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference: Visual Methods and Visual Ethnographies was held at Brock University, May 11-13, 2016.

Three journals are currently in progress from this symposium and plans are in place for next year’s conference at McMaster. More details soon.

  • October 15-16, 2015: I co-hosted (with postdoctoral fellows Robyn Lee, Lindsey McKay, and Alana Cattapan), the Consuming Intimacies Symposium at Brock University, which was funded by the Brock Social Justice Research Institute and Brock University internal research funds. We have just completed a special issue of Studies in Social Justice. You can find the special issue here: https://brock.scholarsportal.info/journals/SSJ/issue/view/88

To connect with me: andreadoucet@mac.com [or] adoucet@brocku.ca [or] @andreadoucet (Twitter).


welcome page Painting by Christine Martell (When Science and Art Dance).

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Jacqui GingrasNo Gravatar January 30, 2016 at 6:49 pm

Dear Dr. Doucet,
I wanted to thank you for your recent talk in Toronto on Friday. I found it most inspiring. For my PhD ten years ago, I wrote a story (an auto ethnographic fiction) about dietitians and their professional becoming. I did borrow from Butler when I believed that if we were to shift the discourse around becoming a food and nutrition professional, we would shift the doing. I am eager to consider how this story was agentive and how Code’s work and your own can propel me towards a renewed inquiry. My deepest thanks to you.
With warm regards,


Daniel MatiasNo Gravatar March 7, 2016 at 9:47 am

Dear Professor Andrea Doucet,

I am contacting regarding your research on fatherhood. I was wondering if there is a set date for the publication of the second edition of ‘Do Men Mother?’?
I have just finished my PhD and am interested in working on fatherfood as a topic for a possible post-doc. Your book captivated my attention, as an aspect that I wish to develop in my research is this notion of concepts: is mothering something only mothers can do, is fathering something only fathers can do. Since my background is in psychodynamic clinical theory, I am interested in exploring these notions and how the growing fatherhood movement is reappraising many of these concepts.
Thank you for your time.
With best regards,
Daniel Matias


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