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Events 2016


Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism
Lecture by Farid Hafez

Wed, 9 March 2016, 8 pm

Is Islamophobia the Anti-Semitism of today? Or is Islamophobia the other side of the coin alongside Anti-Semitism? Are these two phenomena related? How do they differ? May they be compared at all? In his lecture at the Salzburger Kunstverein, the political science scholar Farid Hafez provides comprehensive insight into this debate. He is the publisher of the Islamophobia Studies Yearbook, founded in 2010.

Farid Hafez is a researcher at the University of Salzburg, Department of Political Science. He has been Visiting Scholar at Columbia University in 2014. He is the editor of the Islamophobia Studies Yearbook and serves on the advisory board of the Georgetown Univerisity-based project ‘The Bridge Initiative’ that extends education about Islamophobia to the public. He has received the Bruno-Kreisky-Award for the political book of the year for his anthology Islamophobie in Österreich (Studienverlag 2009) co-edited with John Bunzl. His latest publications include (with Humayun Ansari) From the Far Right to the Mainstream: Islamophobia in Party Politics and the Media (Campus Verlag 2012).

In cooperation with digital spring #artivism.

Farid Hafez

Farid Hafez
Photo: Simon Haigermoser