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Who Is Uju Anya? The Lady Who Mocked Dying Queen Elizabeth II

Who Is Uju Anya? The Lady Who Mocked Dying Queen Elizabeth II

Who Is Uju Anya? The Lady Who Mocked Dying Queen Elizabeth II

Uju Anya, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), is receiving backlash online over a remark regarding the health of Queen Elizabeth II before she passed away.

Anya, a member of the Department of Modern Languages at CMU, wrote on Twitter to ridicule and insult the British monarchy as soon as it became known early on Thursday, September 8, that the queen was ill.

The tweet has since been deleted by the American microblogging site, Twitter. In case you missed it, she said the following:

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

“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.

“That wretched woman and her bloodthirsty throne have f***** generations of my ancestors on both sides of the family, and she supervised a government that sponsored the genocide my parents and siblings survived. May she die in agony.”

Thousands of other people condemned the professor, including Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who said:

“This is someone supposedly working to make the world better? I don’t think so. Wow.”

Anya also criticized Bezos on Twitter, mocking him in both English and Igbo, by writing:

“Otoro gba gbue gi. May everyone you and your merciless greed have harmed in this world remember you as fondly as I remember my colonizers.”

Let’s now discuss the woman in question.

Who is Uju Anya?

In an interview she gave in January 2022, Uju Anya stated that her first priority is to give black students’ experiences more weight and end the cycle of marginalization. Anya is employed by Carnegie Mellon as a professor of linguistics, according to the article that was written and sighted by MandyNews.com.

She was born in Nigeria, which up until 1960 was a British territory. She arrived in the United States at the age of 10 and went to school at Brown University, Dartmouth College, and the University of California, Los Angeles.

It’s also stated on her official website that Prof. Uju Anya is a researcher in applied linguistics, critical sociolinguistics, and critical discourse studies. She focuses on how African American students perceive race, gender, sexual orientation, and social class identities while they learn new languages.

Anya served as a lecturer in applied linguistics, TESOL, Portuguese, and Spanish at UCLA and Dartmouth College as well as an assistant professor of second language learning in Curriculum and Instruction at Penn State University.

She was also an assistant professor of teacher education in TESOL at the University of Southern California. She earned a BA in Romance languages from Dartmouth College, a PhD in applied linguistics from UCLA, and an MA in Brazilian studies from Brown University.

The professor mentioned the following in an interview that MandyNews.com was able to view on YouTube:

“Because of systemic exclusion, my voice is unique and foundational in the field. I am the main scholar looking at race and experiences of Blackness in language learning and one of the few who examine language education from a social justice perspective” 

As of this moment, Mandy News is unable to obtain information about her husband or children.

Anya also has a number of other highly controversial tweets about race and gender that people are now revisiting on Twitter.

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  1. Anonymous

    September 9, 2022 at 5:01 AM

    What a shame, to be so small. According to this story, Uju Anya went to Brown, Dartmouth and UCLA. Not a story of repression.

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