Dr. Vera Mironova is the author of the book "From Freedom Fighters to Jihadists: Human Resources of Non State Armed Groups" published by Oxford University Press. Vera has conducted fieldwork in numerous active conflict zones and post-conflict regions all over the world and in 2016-2017 she was embedded with Iraqi Special Operations Forces during their Mosul Operation. Her next book project focuses on insurgency in the North Caucasus.

Vera's scholarship has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, BBC, and The Boston Globe. She has also served as a commentator for a number of major media outlets, including The New York Times, the Associated Press, The Washington Post, and Vice News.