Ann Jones

Writer and Photographer

Ann Jones is an authority on violence against women. She is a journalist, photographer, activist, and author of eight books of nonfiction, including the seminal work, Women Who Kill.

Jones is also the author of Next Time She’ll Be Dead, an analysis of the legal, social, and cultural foundations of wife-beating in the United States; Kabul in Winter, an account of her years as a humanitarian aid worker in Afghanistan; and War Is Not Over When It’s Over, an account of a year’s work with women and cameras in war-torn countries from West Africa to Iraq, assessing the impact of continuing violence on women.

Jones has spent the last eight years doing humanitarian work with women in conflict and post-conflict zones in West Africa, the Middle East, Central Europe and Asia and also served as an emergency gender adviser to the United Nations. She is a regular contributor to The Nation and Tom Dispatch.  She holds a Ph.D. in modern literature and history from the University of Wisconsin and is currently the Mildred Londa Weisman Fellow of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, where she is working on a book about what happens to America when troops come home.

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