(c) Tom Finn
 At the inauguration of Yemen President 
Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi in Sanaa, February 2012

Laura Kasinof is a freelance journalist, writer and researcher whose work focuses on the Middle East. She was the Yemen correspondent for the New York Times during the antigovernment protests of 2011, as part of the Arab spring.

Laura’s first book, Don’t be Afraid of the Bullets, about her experience in Yemen, is to be published in Fall 2014 by Arcade.

Laura has been featured on a number of TV and radio outlets including BBC News, NPR and Al Jazeera. An Arabic speaker, she also has worked as a research consultant for Chatham House and has spoken at institutions such as Harvard University, the Atlantic Council and the New American Foundation. Other publication credits include the Washington Monthly, the Economist, the San Francisco Chronicle, Foreign Policy and the Christian Science Monitor, among others.

Here is an interview with Laura about her experience working in a conflict zone.

Laura is currently in the United States. On twitter: @kasinof