Carolyn E. Sattin-Bajaj, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor & Co-Director, Center for College Readiness
Department of Education Leadership, Management and Policy
Dr. Sattin-Bajaj's research explores the relationships among education policy, immigrant families and equity.
Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj's research focuses on the intersection between education policy and immigrant-origin youth. Her work examines immigrant families’ experiences negotiating school systems across diverse national contexts, and she is particularly interested in questions of educational equity and access. She recently completed a multi-year study of Latin American immigrant families' school choice experiences in New York City in which she identified a series of barriers to students' equitable access to high quality educational opportunities. Dr. Sattin-Bajaj teachers courses on education policy, program evaluation, research design and research methods.
Dr. Sattin-Bajaj is co-editor with Marcelo Suárez-Orozco of Educating the Whole Child for the Whole World: The Ross School Model and Education for the Global Era (New York University Press, 2010), and she has published and co-authored articles on immigrant education, globalization and school choice. Prior to pursuing doctoral studies, she worked on secondary school reform at the New York City Department of Education.
- Ph.D., International Education, New York University
- M.A., International Education, New York University
- B.A., Public Policy Studies, Duke University
- Mitchell Leaska Dissertation Research Award, New York University, November 2009
- Founders’ Fellowship, New York University, Fall 2006-2009
- Tinker Field Research Grant, Tinker Foundation and New York University, 2007-2008
- Philips G. Davies Graduate Student Paper Award, National Association of Ethnic Studies, 2007
- Are Ell students underrepresented in charter schools? Demographic trends in New York City, 2006-2008
Journal of School Choice, 5(1), 40-65,
- Informing immigrant families about high school choice in New York City: Challenges and possibilities (Book Chapter)
In M. Berends, M. Cannata, & E. Goldring (Eds.), "School choice and school improvement: Research in state, district, and community contexts", Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 147-176,
- Educating the whole child for the whole world: The Ross school model and education for the global era
New York: New York University Press,
- Making migration work
Peabody Journal of Education, 85(4), 535-551,
- Home-school conflicts and barriers to academic achievement of children of Latin American immigrants
Perspectives on Urban Education, 6(1), 5-19,