Fabienne Doucet Doucet
Born in Spain to Haitian parents, raised in Haiti, and migrating to the U.S. at the age of ten, Fabienne Doucet embodies a hybrid identity that is mirrored in her interdisciplinary approach to examining how immigrant and U.S.-born children of color and their families navigate education in the United States. A critical ethnographer, Doucet specifically studies how taken-for-granted beliefs, practices, and values in the U.S. educational system position linguistically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse children and families at a disadvantage, and seeks active solutions for meeting their educational needs. Her fiction writing for young readers combines her personal and professional passions and commitments to anti-racism and anti-bias, Black lives and Black life, LGBTQ+ rights, and equity and justice for all people. Currently, she is a Program Officer at the William T. Grant Foundation and an Associate Professor of Early Childhood and Urban Education in the department of Teaching and Learning at the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (on leave). Doucet has a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from UNC-Greensboro and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education with fellowships from the National Science Foundation and the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation.