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:


Irfan prefers to avoid taking himself too seriously.