L. Allen Furr

L Allen Furr

L Furr


7030 Haley Center
(334) 844-5018


  • Ph.D., sociology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • M.S.W., University of Louisville.
  • M.A., sociology, Stephen F. Austin University
  • B.A., history, Texas A&M at Commerce

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About L Allen Furr
Professor and Chair

In 2005, Furr was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to teach at Punjabi University in Patiala, India. Furr's research focuses on the sociology of health, with a particular interest in mental health. His work has been published in journals in psychiatry, medicine, nursing, social work, as well as sociology. In recent years he has blended his lifelong love of South Asia into his work and conducts research and takes students to India. 

Furr was a part of the University of Louisville's pioneering research and clinical team studying both the surgical and psycho-social dimensions of face transplantation. He contributed to papers published in ethics and surgical journals and continues writing to address the social implications of the experimental landmark surgery. His current research is an extension of the face work and integrates his two interests by studying the stigma applied to Indian women who have been facially disfigured by acid and thermal fire attacks.

Last Updated: October 29, 2015