Uju Anya: Why Twitter Deletes Professor Uju's Post

Uju Anya

Professor Uju Anya  is a Nigerian-born US research professor, who made an offensive statement on the Queen Elizabeth's death on her Twitter account.

Read the statement from the institution; Carnegie Mellon University statement: A statement regarding recent social media posts by Uju Anya.

Uju said, " I heard the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating."

A statement released the university says

"We do not condone the offensive and objectionable messages posted by Uju Anya today on her personal social media account. Free expression is core to the mission of higher education, however, the views she shared absolutely do not represent the values of the institution, nor the standards of discourse we seek to foster."

Dr. Uju Anya is a university professor and researcher in applied linguistics, critical sociolinguistics, and critical discourse studies primarily examining race, gender, sexual, and social class identities in new language learning through the experiences of African American students.

Career Profile

She attended University of California, Los Angeles (2007–2011), Brown University (1999–2001), Dartmouth College (1994–1998).

Uju has authored the following books: Racialized Identities in Second Language Learning: Speaking Blackness in Brazil. and has done extensive research work  on Applied Linguistics, Second Language Learning and Language Pedagogy.

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