Doctoral Student, History Department
Sekordri Ojo is a doctoral student in the History Department and a graduate concentrator in the Black Studies department. She was born and raised on the south side of Chicago and attended DePaul University, where she double majored in History and African & Black Diaspora studies. After graduating from DePaul, Sekordri joined Teach for America in 2014 where she taught reading and history on the south side of Chicago. Sekordri enjoys spending time with her family and her two fur babies.
Sekordri’s research focuses on the intellectual history of African American women educators of the nineteenth century. Moreover, Sekordri is interested in how African American women have historically used education as a tool to redefine what it meant to be free and citizens of America.