Steven J. Brams (born November 28, 1940) is a political scientist and professor at New York University. Brams is best known for his research on voting systems, and in particular, his research into and advocacy of approval voting.
Brams was born in Concord, New Hampshire. He earned his B.S. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Politics, Economics, and Science in 1962. He went on to earn his Ph.D. in Political Science in 1966.
He worked briefly in U.S. federal government positions before taking an Associate Professor position at Syracuse University in 1967. He moved to New York University in 1969, where he is a Professor in the Department of Politics.