Board of Directors Election

2021 Board of Directors Election

The Election is now open for four 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 2021 Board of Directors Election.” You must be a current member to vote. If your membership is not current, you may 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 on July 27, 2021.


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 2021 candidates were selected by an independent Nominating Committee from candidates nominated by SNL members.



Argye Hillis, Professor of Neurology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Executive Vice Chair, Neurology Director, Cerebrovascular Division, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Professor of Cognitive Science, Johns Hopkins University

Liina Pylkkanen, Professor of Linguistics and Psychology, New York University, Director of the KIT/NYU MEG Lab and the NYU Neurolinguistics Laboratory at NYUNYC and co-Director of the Neuroscience of Language Lab at NYU Abu Dhabi 

Sophie Scott, CBE, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, Director of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, Group leader of the Speech Communication laboratory


Eva Gutiérrez-Sigut, Department of Psychology, University of Essex

Andrea E. Martin, Lise Meitner Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Radboud University

Katrien Segaert, Associate Professor, University of Birmingham


Yanchao Bi, Changjiang Professor, IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Beijing Normal University, China

Aneta Kielar, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Cognitive Science (GIDP), University of Arizona

Urs Maurer, Department of Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Program Committee Chair-Elect

Bharath Chandrasekaran, Professor and Vice Chair for Research Communication Science and Disorders School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

Gesa Hartwigsen, Lise Meitner Research Group Cognition and Plasticity, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences Leipzig

Stephen M. Wilson, Language Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Student/Postdoc Representative Elect

Antonietta Gabriella Liuzzi, Laboratory for Cognitive Neurology, Department of Neurosciences, KU Leuven, Belgium

Sahil Luthra, University of Connecticut

Suhail Matar, Department of Psychology, New York University

Current Board

Chair: Matt Lambon Ralph, University of Cambridge
Treasurer: Tamara Swaab, University of California, Davis
Secretary: Evelina (Ev) Fedorenko, MIT
Program Committee Chair: Carolyn McGettigan, University College London
Student/Postdoc Representative: Esti Blanco-Elorrieta, Harvard University
Publication Officer: Matt Davis, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge

Chair-Elect: Sharon Thompson-Schill, University of Pennsylvania
Treasurer-Elect: Ingrid Johnsrude, University of Western Ontario
Secretary-Elect: Patrick Wong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Program Committee Chair-Elect: Michele T. Diaz, The Pennsylvania State University

Past Chair: Sonja Kotz, Maastricht University
Past Treasurer: Seana Coulson, University of California, San Diego
Past Secretary: Jamie Reilly, Temple University
Past Program Committee Chair: Emily Myers, University of Connecticut

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