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Sophia Jones

Senior Editor and Journalist, Global


Sophia Jones is Fuller Project’s Istanbul-based global editor and journalist focused on gender and global security. Through Sophia’s reporting on women’s role in peace and conflict, she explores how gender dynamics shape our world today, highlighting women’s often under-covered stories on and beyond the battlefield. Her reporting is well-read among experts and US policymakers. She leads a global team of reporters and visual storytellers at The Fuller Project.

She regularly writes and reports from Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere for magazines and outlets including The New York Times, Marie Claire Magazine, Politico, Foreign Policy, and others. She was a 2017 grantee with the Fund for Investigative Journalism, European Journalism Centre, and Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and in 2019 of National Geographic.

She’s led panel discussions on women and journalism at the Newseum in DC, and at SXSW in Austin, and has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, NPR, and Al Jazeera America. She is certified in battlefield medical aid and trained to report in conflict zones. Prior to joining The Fuller Project, Sophia served as HuffPost’s Middle East correspondent from 2013-2016.

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Recent reporting by Sophia:

America Never Gave Afghan Women a Chance, Foreign Policy

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