Dr. Vera Mironova is the author of two books, Criminals, Nazis, and Islamists: Competition for Power in Former Soviet Union Prisons (2023) and From Freedom Fighters to Jihadists: Human Resources of Non-State Armed Groups (2019), both published by Oxford University Press. 

Dr. Mironova 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 scholarship and commentary been featured in numerous publications including the New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, BBC, Boston Globe, Associated Press, Washington Post, and Vice News.