Grant Farr: Bio

Interests: Middle East and Central Asian Societies, Islam, Research Methods

Projects: Professor Farr is presently working the role of the Islamic seminaries, or madrassas, in Afghanistan. This research is funded though a grant by the National Bureau of Asian Research and is a three year project to examine the role Islam and Islamic schools throughout South Asia. Two articles have been published on this topic. In addition, he has recently published an article on the Hazara, an ethnic group that lives in the high mountains of Central Afghanistan.