Azadeh Shahshahani

Azadeh has worked for a number of years in Georgia and prior to that, North Carolina, to protect the human rights of immigrants and Muslim, Middle Eastern, and South Asian communities. She previously directed the National Security/Immigrants’ Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia. 
 
Azadeh has edited several human rights reports, including a 2012 report titled "Prisoners of Profit: Immigrants and Detention in Georgia," and is the author of book chapters and legal articles on immigrants' rights, surveillance, and racial profiling, including a selection in the Third and Fourth editions of the anthology Cultural Issues in Criminal Defense. Her opinion pieces have appeared in publications such as the Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionAl Jazeera, the Huffington Post, and JURIST.
 
Azadeh is a 2004 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. She also received a Master's in Modern Middle Eastern and North African Studies from the University of Michigan.  Azadeh is the recipient of the of the American Immigration Lawyers Association 2012 Advocacy Award and the 2009 Equal Justice Foundation Public Interest Practitioner Award from the University of Georgia Law School. She has been recognized as one of the 100 Influential Muslims in Georgia.