Teju is a writer, poet and urban geographer. She has been involved in social advocacy and human rights domestically and abroad for over a decade working on issues spanning social, racial and environmental justice. Teju’s work focuses on city culture, urbanism, and cultural geographies intersecting with art and activism, marginalized populations, inclusive communities, and alternative futures. She uses a digital, uncolonial, diasporic lens that is informed by culturally relevant moments. With a foundation in cultural equity, Teju spends her time on event curation, cultural critique, community development, collaborative projects, and speaking engagements. She is interested in mapping and documenting Black (read: alternative / resilient) futures.
To date, Teju has done projects in Israel/Palestine, Ireland, Panama, the USA, Hungry and more on issues spanning nationalism, identity, urban exclusion, inclusive activism and diaspora. In 2018 Teju did a European summer tour spanning five countries and six cities carrying out projects, talks and performances about Black geographies, alternative perspectives, art and transnational solidarity. Over the past decade Teju has received funding for her work and merit from institutions such as the European Commission, Clorox Foundation, Marcus Foster Education Institute, and National Coalition of 100 Black Women.
4Cities UNICA (Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe)
Masters of Science: Urban Studies
Bachelors of Arts: Sociology and Critical/Social Theory