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Miriam Elder covers Russia as a GlobalPost Senior Correspondent. Elder has been in Russia since September 2006, covering politics, business and culture as the world's largest country seeks to shape its post-Soviet identity. A regular contributor to the Sunday Telegraph and the Financial Times, Elder's work has also appeared in the Independent, the Daily Telegraph, Business Week, the International Herald Tribune, the Times of London, and the Moscow Times. Elder has traveled from the troubled republics of the Caucasus to the oil rigs of Siberia. She first covered Russia for Agence France-Presse from 2002 to 2003. She previously worked for AFP and the International Herald Tribune in Paris. Her work has taken her to many countries, including Afghanistan, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. A native New Yorker, Elder is a graduate of Barnard College and Johns Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies.