Prior to joining Crisis Group, Azadeh worked in academia as Senior Lecturer in journalism at New York University in London and Kingston University, with a focus on conflict reporting. Azadeh worked across the MENA region for over a decade as a correspondent for Time magazine and other publications, and travelled to Afghanistan measuring progress of UNDP programs intended to enhance women’s security and political participation. She is a fellow at New America and writes regularly for a range of publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian, The London Review of Books, and The New Yorker.com.
Azadeh has written two books about Iran that focus on women and youth culture, and co-authored the memoir of Shirin Ebadi, the Iranian Nobel Peace Laureate. Her book on women and ISIS will be published in autumn of 2019. She holds a degree in politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and was a Fulbright scholar in Egypt.