Sophia is a senior editor and journalist with The Fuller Project for International Reporting. She focuses on amplifying women’s voices and highlighting issues that most impact women around the world, particularly in areas of conflict.
Currently based in Istanbul, she has reported widely across the Middle East, South Asia, Europe and Africa. Sophia served as The Huffington Post's Middle East correspondent from 2013-2016, reporting on everything from the Islamic State's rapid expansion across Iraq and Syria to the impact of deadly U.S. airstrikes on civilians in Afghanistan. She has traveled the length of the refugee trail from Turkey to Germany alongside Syrian refugees, hiked a mountain in Kabul with female Afghan mountaineers and embedded with a bomb squad defusing IEDs by hand in Iraq to get to the heart of the story.
Sophia has also written and reported for Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic, NPR, Public Radio International, Elle, The Christian Science Monitor, The Daily Beast, Newsweek, The New Republic, The International Herald Tribune, Reuters and others. She is a 2017 grantee of the Pulitzer Center, the Fund for Investigative Journalism and European Journalism Centre. She has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, NPR and Al Jazeera America to discuss her work.
Follow her on Twitter at @sophia_mjones.