Competition: US & Canada
Suparna Rajaram is SUNY Distinguished Professor of Psychology and former Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences at Stony Brook University. She received her B.A. (Mt. Carmel College) and M.A. (Bangalore University) in Bengaluru, India, her M.S. from Purdue University, Ph.D. from Rice University, and postdoctoral training at Temple Medical School. Her research focuses on human memory, collaborative remembering, the psychological mechanisms underlying true and false memory transmission, and the emergence of collective memory. Her research has been supported by NIMH, NSF, the Russell Sage Foundation, and Google. She is Past President of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), Past Chair of the Psychonomic Society Governing Board, and Co-founder of the international group Women in Cognitive Sciences, supported by NSF, to promote gender equity in the cognitive sciences. She has been Associate Editor of Psychological Science, Psychological Bulletin, and Memory and Cognition. A recipient of the early career, NIMH FIRST Award and the Psychonomic Society’s inaugural C.T. Morgan Distinguished Leadership Award, she is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, APS, the Psychonomic Society, American Psychological Association, and the Society of Experimental Psychologists.