Uju Anya is a Nigerian academic and researcher who is well-known on Twitter for her opinions on feminism, sexuality, and activism.

Her opinions on Queen Elizabeth became a topic of conversation on the microblogging site on September 8, 2022.

Here’s everything you need to know about Uju Anya’s Childhood:

On August 4, 1976, Uju Anya was born. Her father is Nigerian, while her mother is from Trinidad & Tobago. She is a native of Enugu State, where she was born. When she was ten, her mother secretly transported her and her brother to the United States to escape her violent father.

Education:

Dartmouth College awarded Anya a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Romance Languages in 1998. In 2001, she received an MA in Brazilian studies from Brown University. She is also a UCLA Ph.D. in applied linguistics (2011).

Career:

Uju began her teaching career in 1998 as a teaching fellow at Phillips Academy Andover, where she taught introductory, intermediate, and high school immersion Spanish subjects.

She began working as a visiting lecturer in the Portuguese language at Dartmouth College’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese in 2001. In this position, Uju oversaw the Portuguese program’s curriculum and pedagogy, which included cutting-edge multimedia tools, inquiry, social emphasis, and critical language studies with an emphasis on Afro-Brazilian culture.

Uju became a Master Teacher at the Rassias Center for World Languages and Cultures in 2003. She taught and created English language immersion courses for executives in Tokyo, Japan, as well as Portuguese courses for American executives in Brazil.

Uju served as a lecturer in the Spanish and Portuguese departments at UCLA from 2005 to 2007. She later worked as a Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language at UCLA (TESL).

Dr. Anya formerly served as an associate professor of clinical education at Penn State University, as a visiting assistant professor, and as the faculty director of the Dartmouth College Portuguese language study abroad programme in Salvador-Bahia, Brazil.

Uju was named Assistant Professor of Second Language Learning, Department of Curriculum & Instruction Research Affiliate, Center for the Study of Higher Education at Pennsylvania State University’s College of Education in 2016.

She is a Carnegie Mellon University associate professor of second language acquisition.

Anya specialises in sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, and second language learning, with an emphasis on race, gender, sexuality, and social class identities in the language classroom. She also has experience in educational policy and curriculum design related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

She is a multilingual woman who speaks English, Igbo, Spanish, Italian, Russian, and Portuguese.

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Private Life:

Uju Anya is a proud lesbian. In a previous interview, she stated that as a teenager, she was attracted to both guys and girls. She dated ladies in college as well. She was, nonetheless, under pressure to marry at the age of 28. She married soon after, but she was openly bisexual. However, at the end of their marriage, she realised she was a lesbian who exclusively liked women. This eventually resulted in their split.

After four years of living apart, their divorce was finalised in 2021.

She has two children from her previous marriage. Anya is agnostic.

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Awards:

Her honours include:

  • Penn State College of Education Outstanding Teaching Award
  • American Association for Applied Linguistics First Book Award
  • ACTFL/Middlebury Research Forum Invited Scholar
  • USC Rossier School of Education Faculty Teaching and Mentoring Award
  • Dartmouth College Thurgood Marshall Dissertation Fellowship
  • Centro Latino for Literacy Manos Amigas Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship for Doctoral Studies at UCLA
  • Irene Diamond Fellowship for Graduate Study at Brown University
  • Phillips Academy Andover Spanish Teaching Fellowship