Neta Crawford is Montague Burton Chair in International Relations and also holds a Professorial Fellowship at Balliol College.
Her research focuses on war, ethics, normative change, emotions in world politics, and climate change. Neta was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2023. She received the Distinguished Scholar award from the International Ethics section of the International Studies Association in 2018.
She was a co-winner of the 2003 American Political Science Association Jervis and Schroeder Award for best book in International History and Politics for her book Argument and Change in World Politics: Ethics, Decolonization, Humanitarian Intervention (CUP, 2002).
Crawford is a co-founder and co-director of the Costs of War Project, based at Brown University.
Her opinion pieces have appeared in The Washington Post.
- International relations theory,
- normative theory, foreign policy decision making,
- climate change,
- climate security
- military greenhouse gas emissions,
- US foreign and military policy,
- peace movements,
- discourse ethics,
- research design,
- utopian science fiction,
- and emotion.
Professor Crawford’s most recent publication is The Pentagon, Climate Change, and War (MIT Press, 2022). She is also working on To Make Heaven Weep: Civilians and the American Way of War. She has authored several other books including, Accountability for Killing: Moral Responsibility for Collateral Damage in America’s Post‑9/11 Wars (2013).