Uju Anya Biography: Everything you need to know about her Parents, career, Husband, Personal Life, Education, Age, and State of Origin.
The Nigerian-born associate professor, author, researcher, and Carnegie Mellon University Lecturer trended online after she took to her verified Twitter to mock the Late Queen Elizabeth’s ill health condition.
Dr. Uju Anya Accused Queen Elizabeth II of Sponsoring the “genocide” that led to the displacement of her family and fired several damning shots hoping that her death will be painfully “Excruciating”
Uju Anya Profile Summary
- Full name: Uju Anya
- Date of birth: August 4th,1976
- State of Origin: Enugu state
- Tribe: Igbo
- Nationality: Nigerian, Trinidadian, and American.
- Hometown: Enugu-nkwu
- Languages: English, Igbo, Spanish, Italian, Russian, and Portuguese.
- Higher Education: Ph.D
- Age: 47 years old (as at 2022)
- Sexuality: Lesbian
- Husband Name: Not Available
- Marital status: Divorced
- Lesbian partner: professor Sirry Alang
- Boyfriend: None
- Occupation: Lecturer, author, and researcher.
- Net worth: $2 million
Dr. Uju Anya’s Childhood, Early Life, and Parents
Uju Anya was born on August 4th,1976 to a Nigerian Father and a Trinidadian mother. According to available reports, her father was very abusive and her mother secretly fled with her to the United States when she was 10. It is believed she has a brother who is 3 years older than her.
Uju Anya A Nigerian Born Associate professor narrated how her mother took her kids and left her father after 26 years of marriage.
Uju Anya revealed her mother, a Trinidadian met her father at the University in England. They got married and moved to Enugu, Nigeria.
While staying in Nigeria, The Civil War began and her father’s mother was with his mistress. Her mother works hard to provide for the family while dodging bombs.
She explained her father’s Promiscuousness brought her mother disgrace and that women wouldn’t fail to stop her and let her know that she belonged to them all
Uju Anya’s Father ended up marrying one of his side chics and brought her into their matrimonial home. After many pleading her father refused to find another home for his newly wedded wife.
After 26 of marriage, Dr.Uju Anya took her and her brother and left Nigeria.
Dr.Uju Anya Education
Uju Anya had her primary school education in Nigeria before enrolling at Dartmouth College where she obtained a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Roman Languages in 1998.
She bagged an MA in Brazilian Studies from Brown University in 2001. She also holds a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles which she obtained in 2011.
Dr.Uju Anya’s Husband and Personal Life
Dr.Uju Anya tweeted she has always loved and dated women all her life. She lived in Brazil with a woman before she met and fell in love with her ex-husband. Eventually, After realizing she was a lesbian, not bi-sexual, she left the marriage.
She announced via Twitter post stating she and her spouse have finalized their divorce paperwork and she is free and has no plan to wed.
The marriage produced two children; a boy and a girl. Uju Anya is a proud lesbian and revealed she has been attracted to both boys and girls as an adolescent. Uju Anya has always dated women while in college and was under pressure to get married at 28.
Dr. Uju Anya is currently dating Prof Alang and they always display their love on social media. Both women are mothers with children
Dr. Uju Anya’s Career
Dr.Uju Anya Started her career as a Teaching fellow at the Phillips Academy Andover in 1998, where she taught Introductory, Intermediate-level high school immersion Spanish Classes.
Anya specializes in sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, and second language learning, with a special emphasis on race, gender, sexuality, and social class identities in the language classroom. She also has expertise in educational policy and curriculum design, as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion.
She worked as a visiting lecturer in the Portuguese language at Dartmouth College’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese in 2001. In this capacity, Uju Anya oversaw the Portuguese program’s curriculum and pedagogy, which included cutting-edge multimedia resources, 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 designed English language immersion courses for executives in Tokyo, Japan, as well as Portuguese language training for American executives in Brazil.
Uju worked as a Lecturer of Spanish and Portuguese Languages at the UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese from 2005 to 2007. She later worked as a Lecturer, in Applied Linguistics and taught English as a Second Language (TESL) at the UCLA Department of Applied Linguistics.
Uju was hired as an 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 later worked as a Lecturer, in Applied Linguistics and taught English as a Second Language (TESL) at the UCLA Department of Applied Linguistics. Uju taught graduate and undergraduate applied linguistics, TESL, and service-learning in TESL courses, as well as academic writing and research skills, in that position.
She is a second language acquisition associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University where teaches and conducts research in critical applied linguistics, critical sociolinguistics, new language learning, and critical race and discourse studies
Dr. Uju Anya Age
Associate Professor of Second Language Acquisition Dr.Uju Anya was born on August 4th,1976. She is 47 years old (as of 2023)
Dr.Uju Anya’s Controversy on Social Media
Associate professor and researcher is popular on Twitter for opinions on sexuality, Feminism, and activism.
On September 8, 2022, Uju Anya was entangled in a web of scandal for her inflammatory post on the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
The tweet, which was taken down for violating Twitter policy, referred to the Queen as a “Chief Monarch of Thieving Raping Genocidal Empire ”
“I heard the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating. “ she wrote
Uju Anya and Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos
Despite the heavy backlash Uju Anya never backed down and continued to reply to trolls. Her tweet drew the attention of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and the U.S. billionaire Tweet with the inclusion of an Igbo Phrase “Otoro gba gbue gi” which means “May you rot by your putrid bowels and die from uncontrollable diarrhea.”
In another tweet, she said, “If anyone expects me to express anything but disdain for the monarch who supervised a government that sponsored the genocide that massacred and displaced half my family and the consequences of which those alive today are still trying to overcome, you can keep wishing upon a star.”
Carnegie Mellon University, on the other hand, has distanced itself from Uju Anya’s actions. According to a university statement, “We do not condone the offensive and objectionable message posted by Uju Anya today on her personal social media account.
Free expression is core to the mission of higher education; however, the views shared do not represent the values of the institution, nor the standard of discourse we seek to foster.”
Dr. Uju Anya Awards received
- Dartmouth College Thurgood Marshall Dissertation Fellowship 1998
- Irene Diamond Fellowship for Graduate Study at Brown University Phillips Academy Andover Spanish Teaching Fellowship 2001.
- Latino Literacy Center Manos Amigas Volunteer of the Year Award 2008
- university of California, Los Angeles Graduate Division Dissertation Year Fellowship (declined) 2010
- University of California, Los Angeles Eugene Cota-Robles Doctoral Fellowship 2011
- First Book Award from the American Association of Applied Linguistics 2019
- ACTFL/Middlebury Research Forum Invited Scholar 2019
- Penn State College of Education Outstanding Teaching Award 2020
Dr.Uju Anya’s Net worth
Dr. Uju Anya is a Multilinguistic associate professor and has many published works in her name. Her net worth is estimated to be around $3 million
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