Naja Ferjan Ramírez

Assistant Professor


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 Dr. Naja Ferjan Ramírez is an Assistant Professor in Linguistics at the University of Washington and holds the Distinguished Professorship in Language Acquisition and Multilingualism Endowment. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience from Brown University and her Ph.D. in Linguistics and Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego. She completed her post-doctoral training at I-LABS. Naja is the director of the Language Development and Processing (LDP) Laboratory at UW Linguistics. Her research focuses on understanding the extent and origins of variability in linguistic development among young children of diverse backgrounds. She uses multiple methodologies, including naturalistic recordings in children's homes and early education centers, magnetoencephalography (MEG), and behavioral language measures in the laboratory.