2019 Board of Directors Election

2019 Board of Directors Election

The Election is now open for five Councilor (board member) positions on the Society for the Neurobiology of Language (SNL) Board of Directors.

To vote, Log In to your account and click “Vote in the 2019 Board of Directors Election.” You must be a current member to vote. If your membership is not current, you can renew it by clicking the “Renew” link on your account home page. If you do not have an SNL Account, please Create An Account.

Voting closes June 11, 2019.


Each year, four directors are elected: Chair Elect, Treasurer Elect, Secretary Elect and Program Committee Chair Elect. Directors are elected for a three-year term. Every two years, a Student/Postdoc Representative is elected to a two-year term. Responsibilities associated with all positions can be found in the bylaws.

The 2019 candidates were selected by an independent Nominating Committee from candidates nominated by SNL members.


Chair Elect

Heather Bortfeld Psychological Sciences, University of California, Merced

Matt Lambon Ralph MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge

Ping Li  Department of Psychology and Center for Brain, Behavior and Cognition, Pennsylvania State University
additional link: http://blclab.org/

Treasurer Elect

Jonathan R. Brennan Department of Linguistics, University of Michigan

Tamara Swaab Professor, Department of Psychology and Center for Mind and Brain,
University of California, Davis
additional links: http://swaab.faculty.ucdavis.edu/ and http://languagesciences.ucdavis.edu/

Stephen Wilson Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Secretary Elect

Ev Fedorenko Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department at MIT

Katrien Segaert School of Psychology and Centre for Human Brain Health, University of Birmingham

Nicole Wicha Neurosciences Institute, Department of Biology, University of Texas at San Antonio

Program Committee Chair Elect

Anne Kosem Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Carolyn McGettigan Speech, Hearing and Phonetic Sciences, University College London

Katie McMahon Queensland University of Technology

Student/Postdoc Representative Elect

Esti Blanco-Elorrieta Graduate student at New York University, Research fellow at Harvard University

Natalia Egorova University of Melbourne, Australia; The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

Yanina Prystauka Graduate student at the University of Connecticut

Current Board

CHAIR: Manuel Carreiras, Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL)
TREASURER: Mairéad MacSweeney, University College London
SECRETARY: Brenda Rapp, Johns Hopkins University
PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR: Marina Bedny, Johns Hopkins University
STUDENT/POSTDOC REPRESENTATIVE: Angela Grant, Concordia University

CHAIR-ELECT: Sonja Kotz, Maastricht University
TREASURER-ELECT: Seana Coulson, University of California, San Diego
SECRETARY-ELECT: Jamie Reilly, Temple University
PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR-ELECT: Emily Myers, University of Connecticut

PAST CHAIR: Karen Emmorey, San Diego State University
PAST TREASURER: James Magnuson, University of Connecticut
PAST SECRETARY: Clara D. Martin, Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL)
PAST MEETING LIAISON: Michal Ben-Shachar, Bar Ilan University