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Azmat Khan


Azmat Khan is an award-winning investigative journalist, a New York Times Magazine Contributing Writer, and the Columbia University James Madison Visiting Professor on First Amendment Issues.

She is writing a book for Random House investigating America's air wars.

Her accountability reporting for the PBS series FRONTLINE, The New York Times MagazineAmerica Tonight, and BuzzFeed's Investigations team has brought her to Iraq, Egypt, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and other conflict zones. Her work has been awarded the National Magazine Award for Reportingthe Overseas Press Club Ed Cunningham Award for Magazine Reporting, the Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism, the Deadline Club Award for Independent Digital Reporting; the Deadline Club Award for Magazine Investigative Reporting; the South Asian Journalist Association's Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting on South Asia; a Livingston Award finalist in International Reporting; and shared the Online News Association award for “General Excellence in Online Journalism” (small); the Gannett Foundation Award for Innovative Investigative Journalism; and an Emmy nomination in New Approaches to Documentary Film

Khan is a member of the Board of Governors of the Overseas Press Club of America. She was previously a fellow at the Macdowell Colony, a Logan Nonfiction Fellow at the Carey Institute for Global Good, and a fellow with the International Reporting Project.


Khan received an MSt. from Oxford University, which she attended as a Clarendon Scholar, and a B.A. from the University of Michigan. She has also studied at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.

Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
GSC 598Special Topics