MA in International Education

Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj

Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University with a major in Public Policy Studies.  Prior to starting her doctoral studies Carolyn worked with grassroots organizing efforts in Buenos Aires and on secondary school reform at the New York City Department of Education.  Her specialization is global education, and her primary research interests include immigration, educational integration, and school choice in the U.S. and Europe.

Fellowships and Awards:

  • Founders' Fellowship, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, 2006-2009
  • NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Summer Travel Grant, Summer 2008
  • Tinker Field Research Grant, Tinker Foundation & New York University, Summer 2007
  • Philips G. Davies Graduate Student Paper Award, National Association of Ethnic Studies, 2007
  • Hartford Jewish Community Foundation, Community Grant, 2004-2005
  • Duke University Post Graduate Research Grant, Argentina, September 2002-January 2004
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Duke University 2002
  • Whitehead/Miller Latin American Economic Development Award, Duke University, 2000


  • "Home-School Conflicts and Barriers to Academic Achievement of Children of Latin American Immigrants," Perspectives on Urban Education Journal 6(1): 5-19.
  • Educating Children of Immigrants in the United States: A Call to Action. With Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco.  In Immigrant Students Can Succeed: Lessons from around the globe. Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.). Berlin, Germany: The Carl Bertlesmann Foundation. 2008.
  • Introduction, Learning in the Global Era: International Perspectives on Globalization and Education. With Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco. In Learning in the Global Era: International Perspectives on Globalization and Education. Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco (ed.). Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. 2007.    
  • Wanted: Global Citizens. With Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco. Educational Leadership. April 2007.
  • People in the Streets.  Hemisphere Magazine (Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Florida International University). March 2004.
  • Brukman Factory Workers Defend Their Right to Work. NACLA (North American Congress on Latin America). May-June Issue, 2003.
  • Countries in Crisis, Seeds of a Revolution. Revista. (David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University). February 2003.