Sarah Croco

Associate Professor

Sarah Croco is an assistant professor in the Department of Government and Politics and a faculty associate at the Center for International Development and Conflict Management at the University of Maryland. She received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan in the spring of 2008. Her research interests include: international conflict; the process by which citizens assign leaders responsibility for international wars; the value of policy consistency in elections; territorial disputes and civilian targeting. Her book is Peace at What Price?: Leader Culpablity, Domestic Politics, and War Termination. Her dissertation won the 2009 Best Dissertation Prize from the Committee for the Analysis of Military Operations and Strategy. She has also won numerous teaching awards. Her work has appeared in The American Political Science Review, The American Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, and World Politics, among others

Areas of Interest:
  • International war, wartime public opinion, flip-flopping, research methods.
  • PhD University of Michigan, 2008
  • BA University of Illinois, 2000
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
GVPT421 Advanced Quantitative Methods Spring 2018 Syllabus
GVPT201 Scope and Methods for Political Science Research Fall 2017 Syllabus
GVPT201 Scope and Methods for Political Science Research Spring 2017 Syllabus
GVPT409H Seminar in International Relations and World Politics Fall 2015
GVPT700 Scope and Method of Political Science Fall 2015
Former Students
  • Benjamin Appel
    Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
  • Alyssa Prorok
    Assistant Professor, University of Iowa
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Department of Government and Politics
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