Mia Bloom is an Associate Professor of Women's Studies and International Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. Her focus is on terrorism through her fellowship at the International Center for the Study of Terrorism and her work specializes in Middle Eastern conflicts as well as rape in war. Mia's studies have been featured on numerous media outlets, including CNN and CSPAN, and has been interviewed by Nightline's Ted Koppel and PBS' Jim Lehrer. Mia's most recent work focuses on exposing the emergent occurrence of women and child terrorists. Her book, Bombshell: The Many Faces of Women Terrorists, brings these growing problems to light, analyzing the root causes and the direction of modern terrorism today.
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