Professor Irfan Ahmad was previously Associate Professor of Political Anthropology at Australian Catholic University (ACU), Melbourne. Before joining ACU, he was a senior lecturer in politics at Monash University (2009-2013). Earlier he taught at Utrecht University and University of Amsterdam. Author of Islamism and Democracy in India (Princeton University Press), short-listed for the 2011 ICAS Book Prize for the best study in the field of Social Sciences, his latest monograph is Religion As Critique (University of North Carolina Press, 2017). With Natalie Doyle, he co-edited (IL)Liberal Europe: Islamophobia, Modernity and Radicalization. His numerous articles and contributions have appeared in leading journals like Anthropological Theory, JRAI, Modern Asian Studies, Philosophy and Social Criticism, Public Culture and Hau: Journal of Ethnographic Theory. He contributed to Princeton Encyclopaedia of Islamic Political Thought. He has held visiting fellowship and other positions at Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Gottingen, Germany, Brown University, (USA) and CUNY, New York. Irfan contributes to debates in such media as AL-Jazeera, BBC, Times of India, OpenDemocracy and his interviews have appeared in Dutch, English, Hindi, Malayalam, Turkish and Urdu media.