Courtney Sexton

Courtney Sexton

Email:
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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 Subiaul

Research Experience

Fall 2017 – present: Research Assistant: American University, Memory and Cognition Lab – cross-modal categorization abilities in domestic dogs (Zehra Peynircioglu)

Fall 2017 – present: Research Assistant: George Washington University/Howard University Medical College, Rui Diogo Lab – comparative anatomy, evolution of facial morphology in domestic versus wild canid species (Rui Diogo)

2017 – present: Research Assistant: George Washington University, Department of Speech Language and Hearing Sciences, Social Cognition Lab – Evolution and impact of social learning versus individual learning (Francys Subiaul)

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)


CASHP Blog Entries

On the Privilege of Pursuing Higher Education

Distinctions

2018-2019 Ann Gordon Webster Endowment/Shirley H. & Robert L. Richards Endowment Fellowship

2017-2018 George Washington University Merit Fellowship