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Farid Hafez, PhD (political science, University of Vienna), is currently lecturer and researcher at the University of Salzburg, Department of Political Science and Sociology. In January 2019, he defended his Habilitation thesis on ‘Islam-Politics in the Second republic of Austria’ at the University of Salzburg. He is also Senior Researcher at Georgetown University’s ‘The Bridge Initiative’ at the School of Foreign Service. In 2017, he was Fulbright visiting professor at University of California, Berkeley and in 2014, he was visiting scholar at Columbia University, New York. Hafez has received the Bruno Kreisky Award for the political book of the year for his anthology Islamophobia in Austria (co-ed. with John Bunzl). He has more than 80 publications in journals such as Politics and Religion, Patterns of prejudice, German Politics and Society, etc. His latest publication is “Islamophobia in Muslim Majority Societies” (Routledge, co-edited with Enes Bayrakli).