Danny Postel is Associate Director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver. His books include Reading "Legitimation Crisis" in Tehran: Iran and the Future of Liberalism (2006) and The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran's Future (2011). He is a Contributing Editor of Logos: A Journal of Modern Society & Culture and blogs for Critical InquiryTruthout, and the Huffington Post.

He is the former editor of The Common Review, former Senior Editor of openDemocracy & former staff writer for The Chronicle of Higher Education. His work has appeared in AlterNetThe American ProspectBoston Review, the Cairo Review of Global Affairs, the Chicago TribuneDædalusDissentExquisite CorpseThe GuardianIn These TimesMiddle East PolicyThe Nation, the New HumanistNew Politics, the New York TimesSalonThe ProgressiveSalmagundiTehran Bureau, the Washington Post and Z Magazine, among other publications.

International Journalist of Ideas
Author     Editor
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