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4:38Women and Terrorism
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ABOUT THE EPISODE
Once a rare and shocking occurrence, the number of females engaging in terrorism in is on the rise. Who are these women and what is driving them to kill? Mia Bloom, a leading expert on suicide terrorism, answers these questions and more.
For a captioned version of this interview, go to YouTube.
ABOUT THE GUEST
Mia Bloom is an Associate Professor in International and Women’s Studies at the Pennsylvania State University and fellow at the International Center for the Study of Terrorism. Bloom was a term member with the Council on Foreign Relations from 2005-2009, and a fellow at the Institute for World Affairs since 2004. She has taught at the University of Georgia, Cornell, McGill, and held research appointments at Princeton, Rutgers, and Harvard.
Bloom is the author of Dying to Kill: The Allure of Suicide Terror (NY: Columbia University Press, 2005 and 2007) and Bombshell: Women and Terrorism (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011). Bloom has a PhD in political science from Columbia University, a Masters in Arab Studies from Georgetown University, and a Bachelors from McGill University in Russian and Middle East Studies and speaks nine languages. She regularly comments on terrorism events on NPR, PBS, CTV, CNN, CBC, and MTV.
More on Bloom
More on Women and Terrorism
- Analysis: Women and children constitute the new faces of terror (CNN)
- Female Suicide Bombers: A Global Trend
- CSIS: The Roles of Women in Terrorism and Counterterrorism
- ‘Jihad Jamie’ and the ‘black widows’: Why women turn to terrorism
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