Faculty Spotlight: Mia Bloom

Dr. Mia Bloom conducts ethnographic field research in Europe, the Middle East, and South Asia and speaks eight languages. She has authored books and articles on terrorism and violent extremism including Dying to Kill: The Allure of Suicide Terror (2005), Living Together After Ethnic Killing [with Roy Licklider] (2007), Bombshell: Women and Terror (2011), and Small Arms: Children and Terror [with John Horgan] (forthcoming 2016 with Cornell UP).  Bloom is a former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has held research or teaching appointments at Princeton, Cornell, Harvard and McGill Universities. She is also regularly interviewed by MSNBC and CNN for terrorism and national security related issues.

In the News

The Christian Science MonitorWhy Boko Haram’s use of girls as suicide attackers has jumped

The National InterestHow Internal Division Could Shatter ISIS

The New York TimesBoko Haram Turns Female Captives Into Terrorists

CNNAl-Shabaab child soldiers captured in Somalia firefight

The New York Times As Siblings Again Unite to Unleash Terror, Experts Ask What Drives Them

NPR– The Long Road Back From Boko Haram

The Conversation– Was the Nice attacker really an IS ‘lone wolf’?