Professor Nazif Shahrani researches Islamic movements, identity politics in failed/failing nation states, Muslim family and gender dynamics, and the political ecology of state-society relations in Soviet and post-Soviet Central Asia, Southwest Asia and the Middle East. His most recent books include Revolutions and rebellions in Afghanistan: Anthropological approaches (co-editor with Robert Canfield, Indiana University Press, 2018) and Modern Afghanistan: The impact of 40 years of war (editor, Indiana University Press, 2018).