Danny Postel is Associate Director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver and co-hosts its series of video interviews with scholars and writers. His books include Reading “Legitimation Crisis” in Tehran (2006), The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran’s Future (2011), and The Syria Dilemma (2013). He blogs for Critical Inquiry, Truthout, and the Huffington Post and is a Contributing Editor of Logos: A Journal of Modern Society & Culture.
He was the editor of The Common Review, Senior Editor of openDemocracy, a staff writer for The Chronicle of Higher Education, a Contributing Editor of LiP Magazine, and the host of the radio show Free Associations. He worked for several years in the labor movement, as Communications Coordinator for Interfaith Worker Justice and as Communications Specialist for Stand Up! Chicago, a coalition of labor unions and grassroots community organizations, and was active with Chicago’s No War on Iran Coalition. He was a professor of journalism at Columbia College in Chicago, an elementary school Spanish teacher, a taxi driver, a waiter, and a dishwasher.
His work has appeared in/on AlterNet, The American Prospect, Boston Review, the Cairo Review of Global Affairs, the Chicago Tribune, Common Dreams, Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory, Dædalus, Dissent, The Drouth, Exquisite Corpse, Fellowship, The Guardian, In These Times, Middle East Policy, Mother Jones, The Nation, the New Humanist, New Politics, the New York Times, The Progressive, Salmagundi, Salon, the San Antonio Current, Tehran Bureau, the Washington Post and Z Magazine. His website is here. Follow him on Twitter here.