Dr. Harry Cross is an Assistant Professor at Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University (PMU) in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He holds a B.A. in History (2015); an MA in Economic & Social Research Methods (2016); and a PhD in Financial History (2021), all from Durham University, UK.
Harry teaches in a range of courses at PMU. He enjoys teaching and collaborating across cultural boundaries and pursuing an interdisciplinary approach in both teaching and research.
His research examines the economic and financial history of the modern Middle East and North Africa, with a focus on the history of Sudan since 1956. Harry is interested in the history of banks and banking in the region, as well as how political parties and political movements receive funding.
For his current research project, Harry is exploring the economic and financial aspects of Sudan’s current political transition following a popular uprising in 2019, with a particular focus on the role of external actors and the IMF. Harry is preparing a book and peer-reviewed articles on this topic, and he has also authored blogs, newspaper articles and reports based on his research. Harry is always delighted to hear from students and scholars who are interested in the same fields of study.
Harry speaks English, French and Spanish, and he is learning Arabic.