Sarah Kreps

Professor of Government and Adjunct Professor of Law
Contact Information
Cornell Law School
250 Hughes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 255-0360
Fax: (607) 255-7193

Naira Tahir
Cornell Law School
Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Professional Biography

Sarah Kreps is a Professor of Government and Adjunct Professor of Law at Cornell University. She is also a Faculty Fellow in the Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity at the Cornell Tech Campus in New York City.

She has written five books, including the forthcoming book Social Media and International Politics (Cambridge University Press). Other books include Taxing Wars: The American Way of War Finance and the Decline of Democracy (Oxford University Press 2018), Drones: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford 2016), Drone Warfare (Polity 2014; with John Kaag) and Coalitions of Convenience: United States Military Interventions after the Cold War (Oxford 2011).

Her work has also appeared in top political science journals such as the American Political Science Review, World Politics, and International Security, and policy outlets such as Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy.

She has held fellowships at the Council on Foreign Relations (and is a life member), Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and the University of Virginia’s Miller Center for Public Affairs. Between 1999-2003, she served on active duty in the United States Air Force.


B.A. 1998, Harvard University
M.Sc. 1999, University of Oxford
Ph.D. 2007, Georgetown University