Anti-Muslim Racism in Europe

Farid Hafez will give a talk on race and racism in Europe. He connects his expertise on contemporary Islamophobia with larger questions of colonialism, anti-Semitism and the imagination of a post-racial post-Holocaust era in Europe following the end of World War II. Hafez will especially focus on relevant issues of the rising far-right in today’s Europe.

April 18, 6 – 7PM | Griffin 3

Farid HafezFarid Hafez, PhD (political science, University of Vienna), is currently lecturer and researcher at the University of Salzburg, Department of Political Science and Sociology. He is also Senior Researcher at Georgetown University’s ‘The Bridge Initiative’.

In 2017, he was Fulbright visiting professor at University of California, Berkeley and in 2014, he was visiting scholar at Columbia University, New York. Since 2010 he is the editor of the Islamophobia Studies Yearbook, and since 2016, co-editor of the annual European Islamophobia Report.

In 2009, Hafez received the Bruno Kreisky Award for best political book of the year for his anthology Islamophobia in Austria (co-ed. with John Bunzl).

This event is part of a yearlong series on Race and Democracy sponsored by the W. Ford Schumann ’50 Program in Democratic Studies. His visit is organized and funded by the Department of German and Russian, the Stanley Kaplan Program in American Foreign Policy, the Departments of History and Religion, and the Center for Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.