Uju Anya is a professor in the Department of Modern Languages at Carnegie Mellon University. There, in addition to teaching, she conducts relevant and exciting research. Her main areas of research are critical applied linguistics, critical sociolinguistics, studies of race, gender, sexual identity, and new language learning based on the experiences of African American students.
Biography: Age and Ethnicity
Uju Anya is Nigerian by nationality and ethnicity, as she was born in Enugu State in Southern Nigeria. Her father is from Nigeria and her mother is from Trinidad.
Uju Anya is now 46 years old. She was born on August 4, 1976.
She lived in Nigeria for the first ten years of her life, and then moved with her parents to the United States, where she started school.
In 1998, Anya earned a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College with a major in Romance Languages. She did not stop there and went on to Brown University, where she received her master’s degree in 2001. In 2011, she received her PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles.
In 1998, while studying, Uju started working as a research assistant at Phillips Academy in Andover. Notably, she now teaches Spanish classes at this academy to high school students at the elementary and intermediate levels. After earning her master’s degree, she began working as a visiting lecturer in Portuguese at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Dartmouth College, where she received her bachelor’s degree.
After her work at Dartmouth College, in 2003, she was invited to work as a master teacher at the Russian Center for World Languages and Cultures.
She has taught and developed English and Portuguese courses for executives in Tokyo and Japan and for U.S. executives in Brazil. Uju was a lecturer of Spanish and Portuguese in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California from 2005 to 2007.
After that, her career took off, and she was invited to teach at various universities across the United States. She currently holds the position of Professor of Second Language Acquisition in the Department of Modern Languages at Carnegie Mellon University.
Husband and Children
Uju openly shares some information with her Twitter followers. It is reliably known that Uju Anya was married, but it remains unclear who exactly was her chosen one. The couple had two children together. In 2021, she announced on her Twitter account that she and her husband had officially divorced. Their future relationship is unknown. Presumably, they hardly communicate. The scientist is now in a relationship with another woman.
Simultaneously with the news of the divorce, she publicly announced that she was a lesbian. Moreover, she claimed that even during the marriage she was bisexual, but after living with her husband she realized that she loved only women. Now, she actively supports the LGBT community.
Uju Ani’s net worth may well reach $1 million, as she is a leading expert in the field of linguistics, which is why she is often invited to give lectures. It is very difficult to accurately determine her income. We consider her quite wealthy because she has been a top-level scientist for many years.