He is the former editor of The Common Review, a former Senior Editor of openDemocracy, and a former staff writer for The Chronicle of Higher Education. His work has appeared in AlterNet, The American Prospect, Boston Review, the Cairo Review of Global Affairs, the Chicago Tribune, Dissent, Exquisite Corpse, The Guardian, In These Times, Middle East Policy, The Nation, the New Humanist, New Politics, the New York Times, Salon, The Progressive, Salmagundi, Tehran Bureau and the Washington Post.
International Journalist of Ideas
Praise for Reading "Legitimation Crisis" in Tehran:
"A brilliant inquiry into the contemporary Iranian predicament and what it means for the world. ... a work of grace, intelligence, and towering integrity. Reading 'Legitimation Crisis' in Tehran is nothing less than a masterpiece of moral and political criticism."
— Afshin Molavi, author of The Soul of Iran
Praise for The People Reloaded:
"a rich, consistently engaging anthology...the facts, analysis, shading, and nuance these pieces provide will allow the reader to better understand whatever direction Iran may take in the future." —Publishers Weekly
"In bringing together these essential texts...Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel have opened the door for critical engagement with one of the most significant movements in the Middle East today." —Orhan Pamuk, 2006 Nobel Laureate in Literature