Mia Bloom is the International Security Fellow at the New America and a Professor at Georgia State University.
Bloom conducts research in Europe, the Middle East and South Asia and speaks eight languages. She is the author of six books and over 80 articles on violent extremism including Dying to Kill: The Allure of Suicide Terror (Columbia 2005), Bombshell: Women and Terror (University of Pennsylvania 2011), Small Arms: Children and Terror (Cornell 2019) and Pastels and Pedophiles: Inside the Mind of QAnon with Sophia Moskalenko (Stanford 2021). Her next book, Veiled Threats: Women and Jihad in expected in 2024 with Cornell University Press.
Bloom was a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and has held research or teaching positions at Cornell, Harvard, Princeton, and McGill Universities. She advises national and international human rights organizations and serves on the Counter-Radicalization working group of the Anti-Defamation League, the UN Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate (UNCTED), and on the board of Women Without Borders.
Bloom has a PhD in political science from Columbia University, Masters in Arab Studies from Georgetown University and Bachelors in Russian, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies from McGill University.
- Saudi Arabia
- Sri Lanka
- State of Palestine
- United Kingdom
- Armed conflict (causes, dynamics, prevention)
- Armed groups
- Armed groups and armed conflict
- Children and DDR
- Community violence reduction
- Cross-border population movements
- DDR planning
- DDR-related tools
- Demobilization and reinsertion
- International intervention
- Military roles and responsibilities
- Prevention of (re-)recruitment/recidivism
- Rule of law, transitional justice and DDR
- Terrorism, violent extremism and DDR
- Women, gender and DDR
- Youth and DDR