Department welcomes Naja Ferjan Ramirez to the faculty

photo of Naja Ferjan Ramirez

The UW Department of Linguistics is thrilled to announce that Naja Ferjan Ramirez will be joining the faculty starting in Autumn 2019.  Naja comes to us from the UW Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, where she was first a Post-Doctoral Fellow and then a Research Scientist.  Naja received her Ph.D. in Linguistics and Cognitive Science at the University of California, San Diego in 2013.  She studies language learning in the first five years of life, with a focus on children of diverse language backgrounds and those mastering more than one language.  Naja conducts behavioral, brain, and intervention studies, and she'll be directing a department laboratory with a focus on language acquisition and multilingualism in early childhood.  You may see Naja around at spring quarter departmental events, and we look forward to officially welcoming her in September!