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Farid Hafez was born in Ried im Innkreis/Austria and lives and works in Vienna. He earned his M.A. and his Ph.D. at the Department of Political Science, University of Vienna and his M.Sc. in civic education at the University of Krems and Klagenfurt.

He is currently lecturing in different unversities and colleges in Austria, among others political science at the Muslim Teachers Trainig College in Vienna. His researches focus on Muslim organizations in Austria, the role of Islamophobia in Austrian party politics and Islamic political theory. He is the editor of the Yearbook on Islamophobia Studies.

Farid Hafez was awarded with the Bruno-Kreisky-Price for the political book of the year 2009 together with John Bunzl for their anthology “Islamophobia in Austria”.