Azadeh Moaveni

Azadeh Moaveni

Associate Professor and Director, Global Journalism Program, New York University
Advisor, International Crisis Group

Areas of expertise

Gender and Islamist militancy, gender-sensitive demobilisation and reintegration, peacebuilding and gender-inclusive peace processes, women’s rights and security in the context of counter-terrorism, women, peace, security, implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325


Azadeh Moaveni is associate professor and director of the Global Journalism programme at New York University, and advisor to the International Crisis Group.

Moaveni is a writer, researcher, and academic who has covered the Middle East for two decades. She started reporting in Cairo in 1999 while on a Fulbright fellowship, and has also covered Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, and Tunisia. A Pulitzer Prize finalist, she is the author of Lipstick Jihad and Honeymoon in Tehran, and co-author, with Iranian Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi, of Iran Awakening. Her latest book, Guest House for Young Widows: Among the Women of ISIS, was shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize and the Folio Rathbone Prize. She writes for the London Review of Books, the Guardian, and the New York Times, among other publications. She lectures in journalism at New York University’s London campus.