Grover Furr graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Canada in 1965 with a B.A. in English. He received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University in 1978. Since February 1970 he has been on the faculty at Montclair State University in New Jersey, where he specializes in medieval English literature.
He has regularly given presentations at conferences of the Modern Language Association. He has also given presentations at the Left Forum in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, as well as participated in the Rethinking Marxism conferences of 2006, 2009 and 2013.