Anna Papafragou is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Delaware. She also holds a joint appointment in the Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science. She directs the Language and Cognition Lab and is a member of the Cognitive Science faculty at UD.

Anna received her B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Athens and her Ph.D. in Linguistics from University College London. She spent a year as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California at Berkeley, followed by postdoctoral work at the University of Pennsylvania, initially holding a fellowship from the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science and then a postdoctoral grant from the National Institutes of Health. She joined the UD faculty in 2004.

Anna has received multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and several intra-mural sources. In 2007, she received the Young Scholars Award of the Francis Alison Society (the highest award for an Assistant Professor at UD). She has given over 80 invited talks and has published on how children acquire language, how language is used and understood online, and how language interfaces with human perceptual/conceptual systems. She regularly teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on the psychology of language, language acquisition, and the relationship between language and thought.