Grant Farr is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology at Portland State University. He has worked and written on Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan. He was a teacher in Kabul, a professor at Pahlavi University in Shiraz, Iran, and a visiting Fulbright Professor at the University of Peshawar, Pakistan. He has written a number of books and articles including, The Shaping of Iran Today, Modern Iran, Global Societies, and Afghan Resistance. He is currently working on a book on Afghan refugees.
Iranians in Oregon
Between 10,000 and 15,000 people of Iranian heritage live in Oregon; of those, 3,000 to 4,000 residents were born in Iran. Most Iranian Americans in the state live in the Portland metropolitan area, although there are small communities in Corvallis, Eugene, and Ashland, primarily associated with the universities. Iranian students have …