New York University: Fabienne Doucet named by the Carnegie Corporation of New York as one of its “Great Immigrants” of 2022

Fabienne Doucet, the executive director of the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools at NYU, has been named by the Carnegie Corporation of New York as one of its “Great Immigrants” of 2022.

The 2022 Class of Great Immigrants comprises 34 naturalized citizens from 32 countries and a wide range of backgrounds. This year, Carnegie is highlighting the work of immigrants who have been leaders as well as advocates in their local communities through their work in education, the arts, law enforcement, public service, healthcare, and small business ownership.

In addition to Doucet’s executive director role, she is also an associate professor of early childhood education and urban education at the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Doucet studies how beliefs, practices, and values in the US educational system position linguistically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse children and families at a disadvantage, and seeks active solutions for meeting their educational needs.

Doucet was born in Spain, raised in Haiti, and migrated to the US at the age of 10. These experiences have shaped her interdisciplinary approach to examining how immigrant and US-born children of color and their families navigate education in the United States. She has a PhD in human development and family studies from UNC-Greensboro and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has received fellowships from the National Science Foundation and the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation.

This year’s other “Great Immigrants” include TV host and producer Padma Lakshmi, singer-songwriter Neil Young, and White House correspondent MJ Lee.