Camron Michael Amin, Ph.D.

Professor of History
Cam Amin
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
Social Sciences
2036A College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Building | 4901 Evergreen Road | Dearborn, MI 48128

Teaching Areas:

Arab American Studies, History, Middle East Studies, Women's & Gender Studies

Research Areas:

Iran / Iranian Studies, Persian History

Biography and Education

Camron Michael Amin joined the faculty in 1997. He currently serves as the Coordinator of the Middle East Studies Certificate Program,  Principal Investigator for the Michigan Iranian American Oral History Project and the Past President of the Association for Iranian Studies (2021).


Ph.D., Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago, 1996.

Selected Publications

Amin, Camron M. 2017. "Gender, Madness, Religion, and Iranian-American Identity: Observations on a 2006 Murder Trial in Williamsport, Pennsylvania." Soc. Sci. 6, no. 3: 85. (

“Surveying the ‘Sheikhdoms’ of the Persian Gulf, 1966-1973: Newspaperman ʿAbbas Masʿudi and the Construction of Iranian Nationalism in Foreign Policy.” In Constructing Nationalism in Iran: From the Qajars to the Islamic Republic. Edited by Meir Litvak. Chapter 11 (142-57). Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2017.

“‘Science’ and Literary Soundscapes, Neuroscience and Oral History: Research Notes from Iranian Studies,” Part of a Roundtable entitled, “Bringing Sound to Middle Eastern Studies (pp. 113-155),” in The International Journal of Middle East Studies 48: 1 (February, 2016): 146-50.

“The Press and Public Diplomacy in Iran, 1820-1940,” Iranian Studies 48: 2 (2015): 269-287.

Awards and Recognition

  • "Mentor of the Year" (Winter 2017), CASL Humanities/History Internship Program
  • "Most Valuable Professor" (Fall 2016), Varsity Volleyball
  • Campus Grant (17-18), UM-Dearborn Office of Research
  • Michigan Humanities Council Heritage Grant (16-17)
  • Campus Grant (09-10), UM-Dearborn Office of Research
  • NEH National Education Projects Grant (2000-2003)