Expert: Anthony Lemieux


Anthony Lemieux, PhD, is a visiting associate professor, Emory School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. Since 9/11, Lemieux has extensively researched and taught on the topics of terrorist motivations, radicalization and the psychology of terrorism from an interdisciplinary approach. He is a social psychologist with interests in intergroup relations with a particular emphasis on understanding the factors that cause people to support terrorist acts and groups.  

He is currently an investigator with the National Center for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism – better known as START. Lemieux has spoken to audiences at the United Nations headquarters in New York, the headquarters of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration and the National Counterterrorism Center/Office of the Director of National Intelligence.  

Another area of interest for Lemieux is the social psychology of music and its implications for social identity, intergroup relations, social influence, emotional experiences and aggression. Lemieux has performed research on the effectiveness of music-based HIV prevention interventions among urban adolescents, which integrates several areas of interest using music, social networks and peer-based strategies.

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