Neta C. Crawford is a Professor of Political Science at Boston University. In her undergraduate education at Brown University, Crawford devised an independent concentration, The War System and Alternatives to Militarism, which she completed with honors. Her graduate education was at MIT. She has had post-doctoral fellowships and visiting scholar fellowships at Harvard, Brown, and the University of Southern California. In 2018 she was awarded the Distinguished Scholar prize from the International Ethics Section of the International Studies Association.
Crawford is the author of several books, including, Accountability for Killing (Oxford University Press, 2013) about the moral responsibility for U.S. collateral damage killing in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Yemen. The book Argument and Change in World Politics: Ethics, Decolonization and Humanitarian Intervention (Cambridge University Press, 2002) is about the end of slavery and colonialism as legal practices. She is also the co-editor of How Sanctions Work: Lessons from South Africa (1999). Her first book, Soviet Military Aircraft (Lexington Books), was published in 1987.