Afghanistan, Experience of Warfare
Ann Jones is a Distinguished Fellow at the Quincy Institute and maintains an affiliation with Harvard University’s Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History where she was an American Democracy Fellow in 2015-2016. She is an independent scholar, occasional professor, longtime journalist and photographer, and author of ten books of nonfiction. She is also the daughter of a highly decorated, badly damaged American veteran of World War I. She writes most often about women and other underdogs, and the structural underpinnings of aggression and injustice. Her most recent book, They Were Soldiers, shortlisted for the Ridenhour Prize in 2014, focuses on the impact of the war in Afghanistan on America’s own troops, while an earlier book, Kabul in Winter (2006), tells of Afghan civilians. She has written extensively about violence against women in the U.S. (Women Who Kill; Next Time She’ll Be Dead), and reported from conflict and post-conflict zones in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Ann Jones holds a PhD from the University of Wisconsin, and has received fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the U.S.-Norway Fulbright Foundation. Her work has also received support from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Lannan Foundation, and technical assistance from UNHCR and the NGOs Parsa, Medica Mondiale, Medica Afghanistan, and the International Rescue Committee.