To join the Status of Women in Linguistics Committee, email David Robinson, Director of Membership and Meetings.

To join the Committee on the Status of Women in Linguistics, To join the Advisory Committee to Linguistic Programs email David Robinson, Director of Membership and Meetings.

Established in 1974.


To monitor and advance the status of women in Linguistics.


The work of the Committee includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Monitoring and advancing the status of women in linguistics.
  • Proposing to the Executive Committee LSA policies regarding the rights, opportunities, and needs of women in linguistics, as well as evaluating said policies.
  • Maintaining liaison with other organizations concerned with the status of women in linguistics and investigating possibilities for cooperating with such groups on specific projects.
  • Advocating for the Society's Guidelines for Inclusive Language, proposing revisions or additions to the Executive Committee as deemed appropriate.
  • Organizing professional development programming to assist women in advancing their careers as linguists.
  • Encouraging research on language and gender, as well as gender and sexuality.

Membership (open)

  • At least 6 members serving three-year terms.
  • At least one graduate and one undergraduate student member.

Committee Members

  • Kristen Syrett, Rutgers University, Chair (2017)
  • Athulya Aravind, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2018)
  • Melissa Baese-Berk, University of Oregon (2018)
  • Ellen Broselow, Stony Brook University (2018)
  • Rebeka Campos-Astorkiza, The Ohio State University (2018)
  • Yaima Centeno, University at Albany (2018)
  • Paola Cépeda, Stony Brook University (2018)
  • Meghan Clayards, McGill University (2018)
  • Megan Crowhurst, University of Texas at Austin (2018)
  • Marianna Di Paolo, University of Utah (2018)
  • Joyce Domogalla, Carleton College (2017)
  • Katharine Donelson, University at Buffalo (2018)
  • Laura Jo Downing, Goteborgs Universitet (2018)
  • Hadas Kotek, Yale University (2018)
  • Mary Catherine Lavissière, University of Paris, Sorbonne (2018)
  • Sara Lundquist, University of Wisconsin (2018)
  • Monica Macaulay, University of Wisconsin (2018)
  • Miranda McCarvel, University of Utah (2018)
  • Gretchen McCulloch,  All Things Linguistic (2018)
  • Katharina Pabst, University of Toronto (2018)
  • Kathryn Remlinger, Grand Valley State University (2017)
  • Julie Roberts, University of Vermont (2018)
  • Katherine Simeon, Northwestern University (2018)
  • Margaret Thomas, Boston College (2017)
  • Mary-Caitlyn Valentinsson, University of Arizona (2017)
  • Di Wdzenczny, University of California, Santa Barbara (2018)
  • Hong Yan, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2018)
  • Igor Yanovich, University of Tübingen (2017)
  • Christine Weissglass, Florida State University (2018)
  • Susi Wurmbrand, University of Connecticut (2018)
  • Michelle Yuan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2018)
  • Ann Zeng, University of California, Los Angeles (2018)
  • Jonnia Torres, University of Colorado at Boulder (2018)

Executive Committee Liaison: Sharon Inkelas
Staff Liaison: Alyson Reed
WILMA Liaison: Julie Roberts

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