Sarah K. Dreier is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of Washington. Her research and teaching focuses on comparative politics; African political development; religion and global politics; international human rights; histories of colonialism; race and global capitalism; law and society; and qualitative and quantitative research methods. Her dissertation focuses on religion and political governance in post-colonial sub-Saharan Africa and has been funded by the University of Washington, the Association for the Sociology of Religion and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

Dreier previously directed the international policy and advocacy portfolio for the Episcopal Church and the ELCA and served as a researcher for the Center for American Progress and the American Bar Foundation. She has consulted for Brot für die Welt Development Service (Berlin/Addis Ababa), Humanity United, and The Episcopal Church. She also served on the Board of Directors for United to End Genocide and Jubilee USA Network.

Dreier graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor’s degree with distinction in philosophy and legal studies. She holds master’s degrees from the University of the Basque Country (Spain) and the University of Washington, as well as certificates from the University of Washington in Statistics and the Social Sciences, the Qualitative and Multi-Method Research Concentration and Comparative Law and Society Studies.