Courtney Sexton

Courtney Sexton

Email:
csexton@gwmail.gwu.edu

Background

Courtney writes about human relationships to the “other”; she is constantly exploring the intersections of nature and culture, science and art. Courtney's research interests within CASHP are focused on human-animal interactions, and how non-human animals, especially dogs, can inform what we know about the evolution of human language, communication and social relationships.

Education

MFA, Creative Nonfiction, Sarah Lawrence College, 2012
BA, History of Art/Liberal Studies, Villanova University, 2008

Year Entered GW Program: 2017
Advisor: Francys Subial

Research Experience

2016-17 Research Assistant: George Washington University, Department of Speech Language and Hearing Sciences, Neuroscience of Language Lab – verb bias and verb specific competition, cue validity and sentence production (Malathi Thothathiri)

2011-12 Research Assistant: Sarah Lawrence College, Environmental Studies – perceptions of nature and nature as other (Charles Zerner)

Distinctions

2017 George Washington University Merit Fellowship