Nia Crosley is the Undergraduate Advisor and Course Scheduler for the African and African Diaspora Studies Department. She balances the academic needs and interests of AFR students with the administrative and research needs of AADS faculty. Her goal for AFR students is to create a community for majors where they can talk about Black Studies issues as they relate to everyday life. Her desire is to create ambassadors within the department that can one day be recognized as world-class scholars.
“UT-Austin students get to enjoy our department’s greatest product: our courses. Our program makes the UT campus seem smaller and less intimidating, which makes for a more intimate environment. AFR majors take our interesting class topics one step further by focusing on them in-depth,” says Crosley.
Nia helps to achieve our department’s goals by working with faculty to make interesting research and coursework accessible to students. She also works as an intermediary to keep lines of communication open between students and faculty. She works hard to make the major and courses as visible as possible. She is always available to work with students to make sure that their academic goals are reached and the campus is a welcoming and accessible space for students of differing backgrounds, beliefs, and identities.