About the blogger
Prior to commencing his doctoral studies in January 2014, Irfan Yusuf practised law in four Australian states with a focus on workplace relations and advocacy.
Irfan is also an author. His book Once Were Radicals: My Years As A Teenage Islamo-fascist won the Allen & Unwin Iremonger Award for Public Issues Writing and was published in 2009. The book deals with his flirtation with political and jihadist Islam during the 1980’s in a light-hearted fashion.
He has also written a chapter for the anthology Coming of Age: Growing Up Muslim in Australia, published by Allen & Unwin in 2014.
Irfan also writes regularly for print and online media. His work has appeared in:
- The Age
- Canberra Times
- The Drum
- New Zealand Herald
- Eureka Street
- The Australian
Irfan prefers to avoid taking himself too seriously.