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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 political, racial and environmental justice. Teju’s work focuses on city culture, urbanism, and alternative geographies intersecting with art and activism, marginalized populations, inclusive communities, and sustainable futures. She uses a digital, uncolonial, diasporic lens that is informed by culturally relevant activism. With a foundation in geographic equity, Teju spends her time on cultural critique, supporting community initiatives, future-focused projects, and speaking engagements. She is interested in mapping and documenting Black (read: alternative / resilient / sustainable) futures.

To date, Teju has done projects in Israel/Palestine, Ireland, Panama, the USA, Hungary and more. With issues spanning environmental equity, identity, urban exclusion, inclusive activism and diasporan narratives. 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. 

EDUCATION

4Cities UNICA (Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe)
Masters of Science: Urban Studies
Wesleyan University
Bachelors of Arts: Sociology and Critical/Political Theory