PhD, Louisiana State University
MSW, University of Louisville
MA, Stephen F. Austin University
BA, History, Texas A&M University-Commerce
Allen Furr’s research focuses on the sociology of health, with a particular interest in mental health. Much of his work has investigated the psychosocial dynamics of facial disfigurement. He was part of the University of Louisville’s research team that pioneered facial transplantation, and his most recent work investigates the stigma experienced by facially disfigured women in India. His book, Women, Violence, and Social Stigma: A Sociology of Burn Attacks, was printed by Rawat Publishers in India in 2017. Furr and his colleagues wrote the first two academic reviews of the new concept of head transplantation. These articles were published in the International Journal of Surgery. A third paper was recently published in Current Transplantation Reports. His work can be found in journals in psychiatry, medicine, nursing, social work, as well as sociology.
Furr was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach at Punjabi University in Patiala, India, and is currently on the Fulbright Specialist Roster.
psychosocial dynamics of facial disfigurement