Welcome to my website! My name is Cameron Cross, and I teach classes on Persian literature, Iranian studies, and the culture and history of the Middle East more broadly at the University of Michigan. Persian and Arabic are my two main research languages, alongside some knowledge of French, Italian, Spanish, Latin, German, Greek, Middle Persian, and Georgian. My research interests center in the literary traditions of the “Nile to Oxus” region from about 800–1200 CE (200–700 AH), though I also work closely with classical and late antique texts one hand and early modern and modern texts on the other.

To learn more about my activities and interests, browse the menu above or click the links below:

  • About — for my biography and CV
  • Blog — for general news and updates
  • Research — for publications and current projects
  • Teaching — for classes I teach, including syllabi and bibliographies
  • Resources — for useful links and databases
  • Music — for my musical output

Header image: Winged ibex used as a handle for a metal amphora-shaped vessel, made in the 4th century BCE in Achaemenid Persia. Louvre Museum, Paris. Sully wing, ground floor, Room 12a.