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Alexander Clayton Instructor Department of Justice, Law & Criminology

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M.S. Justice, Law & Society, American University

B.A. Politics & Government, Western State College

Favorite Spot on Campus
The comic book (graphic novel) section in the Bender Library
Alex Clayton is an Instructor and PhD candidate in the Department of Justice, Law & Criminology. His research focuses on the nexus of law and civil conflict, specifically how the rule of law motivates, mitigates, and changes violent and nonviolent conflicts. Other research interests include the causes and effects of foreign fighter participation in civil wars. In 2015-2016, Alex was an inaugural fellow with the Peace & Violence Research Lab at American University. He has also spent time as a member of the editorial staff at the the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC), as a paralegal, and as a legislative affairs intern in the U.S. Senate.
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