Fabienne Doucet is an Associate Professor of Education at New York University. Doucet brings an interdisciplinary perspective to her research and teaching in Early Childhood Education, given her training in human development and family studies, which stands at the crossroads of developmental psychology, sociology, and anthropology. Her research program addresses the educational experiences of immigrant and U.S.-born children of color and their families, with a particular focus on Haitian immigrants. Using ethnography, Doucet seeks to understand how structural factors, such as race, nationality, immigrant status, and socioeconomic status (1) impact upon children's educational experiences, and (2) contribute to parents' interactions with and understandings of the educational project. Doucet has received numerous awards, most recently a grant from the Society for Research in Child Development to launch a research initiative on child development in Haiti, and a Fulbright-Hays fellowship to conduct research on educational reform in Haiti. Doucet is Content Area Director for Early Childhood Education in the Department of Teaching & Learning, an affiliated faculty member of the NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and a research associate of the Interuniversity Institute for Research and Development (INURED), Haiti.
Doucet received a B.A. in Behavioral Science (Child Development) from Messiah College in 1995, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1998 and 2000, respectively.