Born in Canada, Michelle Teran is an educator, a practicing artist, and a researcher working within the interdisciplinary field contemporary art. Her research areas encompass socially engaged and site-specific art, transmedia storytelling, counter-cartographies, social movements, urbanism, feminist practices, critical pedagogy, and activism. From 2016 to present, Michelle Teran has worked as an Associate Professor of Fine Art at Trondheim Academy of Fine Art / NTNU. Her subject areas included networked performance, transmedia storytelling, surveillant architecture, urban infrastructures, psychogeography, microhistory, urban geography, critical cartography, and interactive interface design. Michelle Teran contributes to the Neighbourhood Academy in the Prinzessinnengarten, a Berlin-based, self-organized open platform for urban and rural knowledge, sharing cultural practice and activism, located within an urban garden in Kreuzberg.