M. Nazif Shahrani is Professor of Anthropology, Central Asian and Middle East Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. He received his PhD from the University of Washington, Seattle in 1976. He has received an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship and a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for International Scholars.
He has published extensively on Afghanistan, including his book The Kirghiz and Wakhi of Afghanistan: Adaptation to Closed Frontiers and War (2002). In April 2018, he will be releasing a new edition of his co-edited book (Indiana University Press, with Robert Canfield) Revolutions and Rebellions in Afghanistan: Anthropological Perspectives, and his edited collection Modern Afghanistan: The Impact of 40 Years of War (Indiana University Press).