Nasir Mohammed Baba's main area of research interest is the study of Qur'anic school curriculum in relation to state-sponsored programmes of basic education in Northern Nigeria. This was the subject of a Ph.D. thesis that he completed in 2013 at the University of Jos, Nigeria with partial funding from the American Council of Learned Societies, ACLS. In July, 2013, he proposed a follow-up study that seeks to examine the connections between state policies, the marketing of religious ideas through education, and security threats related to Islamists groups in Nigeria. This proposal was presented at the 2013 edition of the Africa workshops organized by the American Political Science Association (APSA) in Ouagadougou, and he is presently collaborating with an international team of three other scholars studying similar phenomenon in Burkina-Faso, Benin, and Senegal. In July and August 2010, Nasir Mohammed Baba served on a team of researchers that studied the educational quality assurance system in Sokoto state for USAID's Northern Education Iniative (NEI). In 2009,he participated as a member of State Technical Team that preparation of Education Sector Plan for Zamfara State on behalf of the Zamfara State Universal Basic Education Board.