Enes Bayraklı:

20160323192705_islamofobya3Enes Bayraklı earned his BA, MA and PhD from the Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna, and conducted research for his PhD thesis at the University of Nottingham in Britain between 2009 and 2010. He took office as a deputy director at Yunus Emre Turkish Cultural Center in London in 2011-2013. He also served as the founding director of Yunus Emre Turkish Cultural Centers in Constanta and Bucharest during the period of August-December 2012. Mr. Bayraklı has been a faculty member in the Department of Political Science at the Turkish-German University since 2013. Mr. Bayraklı is also the head of European and International Affairs MA Program at Turkish German University.  His fields of research include the Transformation of Turkish Foreign Policy, Cultural Diplomacy, Foreign Policy Analysis, Islamophobia, German Politics and Foreign Policy. bayrakli@tau.edu.tr

Farid Hafez:

20160323192705_islamofobya6Farid Hafez is a researcher at the Department of Sociology and Political Science at the University of Salzburg. He earned his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Vienna. Hafez has been teaching at a number of universities in the world. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University. Hafez is the editor of the German-English Islamophobia Studies Yearbook, (www.jahrbuch-islamophobie.de). He was awarded with the Bruno-Kreisky-Award for the political book of the Year 2009 for his German anthology “Islamophobia in Austria” (co-edited with Prof. John Bunzl). He has published more than 10 books and 20 articles. His last publications include ‘From the Far Right to the Mainstream: Islamophobia, Party Politics and the Media’ (Campus Verlag, 2012, together with Humayun Ansari), an introduction to the history of Islamic Political Thought and ‘Shifting borders: Islamophobia as the cornerstone for building pan-European right-wing unity’ (in: Patterns of Prejudice, vol. 48, no. 5, October 2014). farid.hafez@sbg.ac.at