Renard Sexton

Pi Sigma Alpha Advisor

Assistant Professor

Office: 334 Tarbutton Hall

Phone: 404-727-7506

Fax: 404-727-4586


Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Department of Political Science

Emory University
1555 Dickey Drive

Atlanta, Georgia 30322

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  • Ph.D., New York University, 2017
  • B.A., University of Maryland, College Park, 2008


Renard Sexton studies conflict and development with a focus on local level violence and interventions intended to curb violence. His research covers insurgency, terrorism, social conflict around natural resources, and police crackdowns; he has regional expertise in Afghanistan, Southeast Asia and Andean Latin America. His research has been published in top scholarly journals, including the American Political Science Review and American Journal of Political Science. His policy pieces and commentary have been published by The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Guardian, International Crisis Group, Foreign Policy and other outlets. Before joining Emory, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University and Economics of Conflict fellow at the International Crisis Group.