Sarah K. Dreier studies comparative politics, law, and religion. Her research focuses on religion and political governance in post-colonial contexts, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. She incorporates comparative politics scholarship, qualitative and quantitative methods, colonial/postcolonial theories, comparative religion, and international human rights scholarship into her research. Her work and study of Swahili have been funded by the UW Chester Fritz Fellowship, the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, and the Ottenberg-Winans Fund. Dreier previously directed the international policy portfolio for The Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Washington, D.C. and served as a researcher at the Center for American Progress.