Teju is a writer, poet and urban geographer. Her work focuses on how city culture, urban production, and mircogeographies intersect with art and activism, subaltern populations, and postcolonial communities. She does this using a decolonial, diasporic, transnational lens that is informed by culturally relevant moments. She is the Creative Director of World Unwrapped, which is an platform for documenting other urban narratives. She spends her time on community event curation, development, research on intersectional technology, performing poetry, collaborative projects, and writing.
To date, Teju has done projects in Israel/Palestine, Ireland, Panama, and Hungry on issues such as nationalism, access, identity, urban exclusion and diaspora. In 2017 Teju did writing projects, research, talks and performances in six different countries about Black geographies & diasporic narratives. Over the past decade Teju has recieved 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 (the Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe)
Erasmus Mundus Masters of Science: Urban Studies, 2017
National University of Ireland, Galway
Erasmus/Study Abroad: Political Science/Sociology and Research, 2010-2011
Bachelors of Arts: Sociology and Social-Critical Theory Program, 2013