Danny Postel is the Assistant Director of the Middle East and North African Studies Program at Northwestern University and a Research Affiliate of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver. His books include Reading “Legitimation Crisis” in Tehran (2006), The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran’s Future (2011), The Syria Dilemma (2013), and Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East (2017). He is a co-editor of PULSE, a Contributing Editor of Logos: A Journal of Modern Society & Culture, and blogs for Critical Inquiry and the Huffington Post.
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, co-host of the video series Middle East Dialogues, 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, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, 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, Truthout, the Washington Post, and Z Magazine. His website is here. Follow him on Twitter here.