About the Author
Anthony Feinstein, Ph.D., is a neuropsychiatrist and professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He has authored a series of seminal studies exploring the psychological effects of conflict on journalists covering the Balkans, Iraq, Syria, Kenya, Iran and the refugee crisis in Europe. He is the author of Journalists Under Fire: the Psychological Hazards of Covering War (John Hopkins University Press, 2006) and Battle Scarred (Tafelberg Press, 2011). In 2000-2001 Feinstein was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to study mental health issues in post-apartheid Namibia. In 2012, he produced a documentary, “Under Fire”, based on his research of journalists in war zones. It was shortlisted for an Academy Award and won a 2012 Peabody Award. His Globe and Mail newspaper series bearing the same name as his new book, also titled Shooting War, was shortlisted for a 2016 EPPY award.