Farid Hafez holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Vienna and an M.Sc. in civic education from the University of Klagenfurt and Krems. He currently lectures at the University of Klagenfurt and the Muslim Teachers Training College University in Vienna. He has been a visiting lecturer at Istanbul University and Osmangazi University and a research scholar at Columbia University in New York City. Hafez is the editor of the German “Jahrbuch für Islamophobieforschung” (Islamophobia Studies Yearbook, http://www.jahrbuch-islamophobie.de). In 2009, he was awarded with the Bruno-Kreisky-Award for the political book of the Year 2009 for his anthologoy Islamophobie in Österreich (Islamophobia in Austria) that he co-edited with Prof. John Bunzl. His last publications include a biography on the former president of the Islamic Council of Austria, Anas Schakfeh (Braumüller Verlag, 2012), “From the Far Right to the Mainstream: Islamophbia, Party Politics and the Media” (Campus Verlag, 2012) together with Humayun Ansari and an introduction to the history of Islamic Political Thought “Islamische-politische Denker” (Peter Lang Academic Publishers, 2014).
The Center for Race and Gender (CRG) is an interdisciplinary research center at the University of California Berkeley that fosters explorations of race and gender and their intersections. Specifically, they facilitate on-going research projects through hosting working groups and cutting edge projects, such as the Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project.