Freelance journalist Laura Secor has covered Iranian culture and politics, including last year’s contentious presidential election, in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and other publications. Her work reaches beyond sound bites and pundits to connect with everyday individuals in Iran as they struggle to be understood outside their country. Secor brings updates from Iran as well as commentary and insights that provide context to the Views from Iran film series.
Secor is a former staff editor of the New York Times op-ed page; before that, she was a reporter for the Boston Globe, acting executive editor of The American Prospect, and a senior editor and writer for Lingua Franca. She was a 2008-2009 fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, a fall 2009 Holtzbrinck fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, and a fellow at the New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University. Her book on Iran’s democracy movement will be published by Henry Holt & Co. in 2011.