Khadij Gharibi is currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow working on her project CLICK on Cross-linguistic influence of societal languages on the same heritage language in heritage speakers of Persian in France and Spain. Prior to starting this project, Khadij was a Newton Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Essex, where she conducted a research project funded by the British Academy on the role of attrited input in heritage language development. She completed her PhD in Applied Linguistics fully funded by a Doctoral Scholarship at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. Khadij also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Translation from the University of Allameh Tabatabaei, and a Masters of Arts in General Linguistics from Shiraz University.As one of the few scholars working simultaneously on Psycholinguistics and Sociolinguistics of heritage speakers, her research interests are focused on acquisition, attrition and maintenance of heritage languages. She is also interested in family language policies in immigrant communities.