Hadi Enayat teaches at several universities in London and specializes in the political sociology of the Middle East, socio-legal studies, comparative politics and race, ethnicity, and multiculturalism. He worked as a journalist for Al-Ahram Weekly in Cairo between 1993-4 and as an editor for I. B Tauris Publishers in London from 1994-2000. From 2002-2003, he became a researcher in the policy department of Praxis, an NGO that works with refugees in the UK. He received his BA from the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and both his MSc (Distinction) and PhD from the University of London Birkbeck College.
His recent book entitled, Law, State, and Society in Modern Iran: Constitutionalism, Autocracy, and Legal Reform 1906-1941 (2013), is based on his doctorate. The book discusses the historical sociology of the development of the modern legal system in Iran and won the 2013 Mossadegh Prize.