After studies in literature, Dominique Damant became a social worker and worked principally with women who were sexually abused as children, and victims of domestic violence who had problems with drugs and alcohol. After 15 years of practice, she returned to do her Ph.D. evaluating and comparing a feminist and a systemic program for these women. As a university professor, her research has principally been with victims of violence (including domestic and structural violence) and mothers. She co-directed and directed for 10 years the Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la violence familiale et la violence faite aux femmes. Dominique is presently full professor and director at the School of Social work at the Univeristy of Montreal. She recently published a book on Mothering in different social contexts with her colleague Simon Lapierre.