Teju is a writer, poet and urban geographer. Her work focuses on city culture, urbanism, and cultural geographies intersecting with art and activism, networked technology, marginalized populations, and inclusive communities. She does this using a digital, decolonial, diasporic, transnational lens that is informed by culturally relevant moments. With a foundation in equity and inclusion, Teju spends her time on event curation, cultural critique, community development, collaborative projects, and speaking engagements. She is interested in mapping and documenting Black 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 curation and diaspora. In 2018 Teju did a European summer tour spanning five countries and six cities doing projects, talks and performances about Black geographies, alternative perspectives, art and culture. 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