Julie Sedivy is a Calgary-based writer and language scientist whose work ranges from the scientific to the literary, and includes everything in between. She has taught linguistics and psychology at Brown University and the University of Calgary, and has published a textbook (Language in Mind) on the fast-growing field of psycholinguistics. She also writes for general audiences about language, how it sets up camp in the human mind, and how it plays out in human interactions and in society at large. Her most recent book is a collection of literary essays (Waiting: An Anthology of Essays), co-edited with Rona Altrows. You can read her bio here, check out her books, read her writing for outlets such as Nautilus magazine or Language Log, or follow her on Twitter.