Claire Fontaine is an educational researcher committed to social justice with a background in collaborative youth-centered methodologies. Her work interrogates the relationship between educational data and inequality, highlighting the ways that data masks processes of social reproduction, and proposing interventions that flip the script of accountability.
Prior to her role at Data & Society, Claire worked in the areas of teacher education, youth development, and college access. She began her career teaching English at an alternative transfer school for overage under-credited students in Brooklyn. She holds a BA in the College of Letters from Wesleyan University (2002) and a PhD in Urban Education from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (2015) and is a founding member of the Collaborative Seeing Studio.