Sarah Kreps

Associate Member of the Law Faculty and John L. Wetherill Professor, Department of Government
Contact Information
Cornell Law School
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901


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

Professional Biography

Sarah Kreps is an Associate Member of the Law School faculty and the John L. Wetherill Professor in the Department of Government 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