Professor bringing African experience into classroom


The course intro to Africana studies, AFRI 2000, and its instructor Stacey Nickson look to bring an intimate understanding of what it’s like to be in Africa and experience different cultures without having to actually pay the tremendous costs of studying abroad.

 “I have seen the class, from the first time I taught it, go from about 12 students to last semester I had 25,” Nickson said. “As students began to hear about the class, I expect it to grow significantly.” 

Before bringing the course to Auburn, Nickson was a high school history teacher with a personal and academic interest in Africa.  She has taught this class at Auburn for four semesters and has taught about Africa at various locations for 30 years. Nickson is a…

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