Mia Bloom

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Mia M. Bloom is a Canadian academic, author, and Professor of Communication at Georgia State University.[1] She was formerly an associate Professor of International Studies at the Pennsylvania State University in University Park and a fellow at the International Center for the Study of Terrorism at Penn State.[2]

Bloom received a PhD in political science from Columbia University, a Master's in Arab Studies from Georgetown University and a Bachelor's from McGill University in Russian, Islamic studies and Middle East Studies.[1] Her studies specialize in ethnic conflict, rape in war, child soldiers, female terrorists, and terrorist communications.[3][4][5] Bloom was a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations in 2003–2008.[3] Bloom has also taught and researched at numerous universities.[note 1] She has appeared on CNN, PBS Newshour, MSNBC, and Fox News.


  • Dying to Kill: The Allure of Suicide Terror (Columbia University Press, 2005)[8][9][10][11]
  • Living Together After Ethnic Killing: Exploring the Chaim Kaufman Argument (edited with Roy Licklider, Routledge, 2007)
  • Bombshell: Women and Terror (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011)[12][13][14][15][16]
  • Bloom, Mia; Horgan, John (2019). Small Arms: Children and Terrorism. Cornell University Press. ISBN 978-1-5017-1206-7. JSTOR 10.7591/j.ctvfc55rt.


  1. ^ Universities included Princeton, Cornell, Harvard, McGill, University of Georgia, University of Cincinnati, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, Yeshiva University, Baruch College, Stern College, and Rutgers University.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b "Mia Bloom". Georgia State University. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  2. ^ "Mia Bloom". The Huffington Post. Retrieved July 21, 2016.
  3. ^ a b McCarthy, Rebecca (Winter 2008). "UGA's Terrorism Maven". UGA Research Magazine. Archived from the original on 15 March 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  4. ^ Goldman, Samantha (2012). "Leading terrorism expert discusses mobilization of women into terrorist networks". National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. University of Maryland.
  5. ^ Bloom, Mia (Summer 2017). "Islamic State Messaging On Telegram". CREST Security Review. No. 5. pp. 14–15.
  6. ^ "Bloom, Mia 1968-". Encyclopedia.com. Cengage. Retrieved April 21, 2021.
  7. ^ "Mia Bloom". Family Online Safety Institute. Retrieved 2017-02-01.
  8. ^ Cook, David (2007). "Review of Mia Bloom's Dying to Kill: The Allure of Suicide Terror". The Historian: 512–513. doi:10.1111/j.1540-6563.2007.00189_1.x. hdl:1911/70543. S2CID 144132633.
  9. ^ Kaplan, Jeffrey (2006). "A Review of: "Mia Bloom. Dying to Kill: The Allure of Suicide Terrorism"". Terrorism and Political Violence. 18 (4): 605–608. doi:10.1080/09546550601000314. S2CID 145361920.
  10. ^ McCann, Joseph T. (2005). "Bloom, Mia: Dying to Kill: The Allure of Suicide Terror". The Journal of Conflict Studies. 25 (2).
  11. ^ Sánchez-Cuenca, Ignacio (2006). "Dying To Kill: The Allure of Suicide Terror by Mia Bloom". Political Science Quarterly. Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 121 (1): 151–152. doi:10.1002/j.1538-165X.2006.tb01463.x.
  12. ^ "Bombshell: The Many Faces of Women Terrorists". Times Higher Education. October 20, 2011.
  13. ^ Mark, Wesley (January 28, 2011). "The sisterhood of death". The Globe and Mail.
  14. ^ "Bombshell: Women and Terrorism". Nonfiction Book Review. Publishers Weekly. August 29, 2011.
  15. ^ Gentry, Caron E. (March 2012). "Mia Bloom.Bombshell: The Many Faces of Women Terrorists". International Feminist Journal of Politics. 14 (1): 170–172. doi:10.1080/14616742.2011.631432. S2CID 143806826.
  16. ^ Schweitzer, Yoram (March 2012). "Bombshell: The Many Faces of Women Terrorists". Bustan: The Middle East Book Review. 3 (1): 80–83. doi:10.1163/187853012x633562. JSTOR 10.1163/187853012x633562.