Azadeh Moaveni

ASU Future of War Fellow

Azadeh Moaveni, ASU Future of War Fellow, will write a book 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 will look 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.

All Work

Who are the protesters in Iran and what do they want?

Azadeh Moaveni appeared on BBC Newsnight and spoke to the BBC Radio 4 Briefing Room to give context to the unrest in Iran.

British-Iranian journalist Ramita Navai on Iran protests: “We have to be really careful about using the term ‘revolution'”

Azadeh Moaveni to Jon Snow on Channel 4 News about young Iranians' grievances and the Trump Administration's reneging on the nuclear deal.

Iran knows how to silence protests. If only it knew how to listen

Azadeh Moaveni wrote for The Guardian about the political backdrop to the recent Iranian protests: