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Nafees M. Khan

Assistant Professor of Social Foundations

Office: 409-G Gantt Circle
Phone: 864-656-6639
Vita: Click Here

Educational Background

2013 Emory University Ph.D. Educational Studies

2001 Tufts University B.A. Sociology, History Minor


An Assistant Professor of Social Foundations at Clemson University, Nafees holds a Ph.D. in Educational Studies from Emory University and a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in History from Tufts University. His doctoral work was on how the history of slavery was presented in secondary U.S. and Brazilian history textbooks. 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.

Courses Taught

EDF 3010, Principles of American Education
EDSC 4580, Secondary Social Studies Capstone
EDEL 4870, Teaching Social Studies in Elementary School
EDSC 4280, Teaching Secondary Social Studies
EDSC 3280, Junior Level Practicum Experience in Secondary Social Studies
EDF 3200, History of U.S. Public Education
ED 9010, Education in the African Diaspora

Research Interests

History/Social Studies Education
Transatlantic Slave Trade
African Diaspora
Comparative Education