Courtney Sexton

Courtney Sexton

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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.


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)


2017 George Washington University Merit Fellowship