Bank Street School for Children '93
One of the key things I took with me from Bank Street was the ability—or the awareness—around being empathetic and the importance around making connections and relationships and really understanding that people have different experiences and how to value those experiences.
An assistant professor of Social Foundations at Clemson University, Nafees Khan, SFC ’93, holds a PhD in Educational Studies from Emory University and a BA in Sociology with a minor in History from Tufts University. His doctoral work focused on how the history of slavery was presented in secondary school textbooks in both the United States and in Brazil. He has served as the curriculum development advisor on the Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database as well as the diaspora liaison/outreach coordinator and project manager for the African Origins Project. In addition, he is on the planning and advisory committee of the African Diaspora Consortium. His current research interests incorporate the legacies of slavery as related to education and the experiences of Afro-Brazilians, African Americans, and other diaspora communities.