Macer Gifford is a former foreign exchange trader who went to Syria in 2015 to fight with the YPG against the Islamic State terror group. Over his three years with the YPG, he became the most well-known International Volunteer battling ISIS, writing for publications and appearing on radio channels worldwide, while garnering over 45k online followers. A long-time human rights activist, Gifford had previously conducted expeditions into the Congolese rainforest; campaigned against Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe; and worked with the British Council on the Horn of Africa. He is currently studying for a Masters degree in Security, Peace-building and Diplomacy at Loughborough University, London.
Fighting Evil: The Ordinary Man who went to War Against ISIS is Macer's first book.