Azadeh Moaveni

ASU Future of War Fellow, 2018

Azadeh Moaveni, ASU Future of War Fellow, wrote a book, Guest House for Young Widows, about women and ISIS, exploring why the group’s brand of jihadism has appealed so powerfully to women in both the West and the Middle East, and how women’s involvement propelled its rapid rise and success. She looked at how the world of transnational jihadist groups connects to the challenges of social policy and governance in America, Europe, and the Middle East. She is the author of Lipstick Jihad, Honeymoon in Tehran, and Iran Awakening, together with Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi. As a correspondent for TIME and the Los Angeles Times, she reported from across the Middle East for over a decade. Her writing appears in the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Financial Times, and other publications. She is currently senior lecturer in journalism at Kingston University, London.

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