Ani Mamikon has an academic background and research focused on counterterrorism and international security matters. Whilst at York University she focused her MA research on the use of private military security companies in conflict, for example its use in the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse, and its human rights implications.
Mamikon has worked with Professor Craig Forcese at uOttawa Law and her research mainly focused on national security law. In particular, she wrote a directed research paper on the legal implications surrounding foreign fighters and ultimately published a paper with Prof. Forcese on the same topic.
In her current position as counsel at the National Litigation Sector at the Department of Justice, she works on files that have national security law implications. I continue to research in this area and intend to publish more in the upcoming year.