Dr. Mironova is a research fellow at Harvard University. For her award-winning book, From Freedom Fighter to Jihadist: Non-State Armed Groups Human Resources (Oxford University Press, 2019), she personally interviewed hundreds of ISIS and Al Qaeda fighters and was embedded with the Iraqi Special Operation Forces (Golden Division) for 9 months during the Battle of Mosul.
Since 2015 she has covered numerous conflicts in the Middle East for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy, and her op-eds have appeared in the Washington Post and New York Times. She also conducted research on the ground in other active conflict zones, including Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, Georgia, Sudan, Congo, and Myanmar.
Twitter Handle: @vera_mironova