Undergraduate Engagement Coordinator + African American Studies Librarian
University of Illinois at Chicago
Teresa Helena Moreno is the African American Studies Liaison, Undergraduate Engagement Librarian and coordinator of the Undergraduate Engagement Program at the Richard J. Daley Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). With over a decade in the academe, she has been an educator and academic administrator teaching undergraduate courses in feminist and critical race theories, most recently co-running the Department of African American Studies at UIC. While in African American Studies, she developed undergraduate and graduate curricula as well as curated academic programming. In addition to this work, Teresa has held executive roles focused on advancing the needs of students of color, women, and LGBTQ students through various programs, events, advisory appointments, and educational policy work within institutions of higher education.
In her current position she is co-building a social justice and critical theory praxis-infused undergraduate engagement program that centers on supporting a diverse undergraduate student body. Her current research is on the misclassifications and misunderstsandings of diasporic content within libraries.
Teresa has earned her B.A. in English from Saint Joseph's College of Indiana, her M.A. in Women's Studies and Gender Studies from Loyola University Chicago and her M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois.