His focus of research is gender, ideology, culture, and language, with an emphasis on literature (Modern and Classical); contemporary Islamic issues, Middle Eastern culture; and the Persian language. He has translated contemporary debates in Islam from Persian, Arabic, French, and Urdu into English.
In addition to co-authoring the textbook "Modern Persian: Spoken and Written", Kamran Talatoff is a coordinator of the University of Arizona's Online Persian Language Learning Resource Project.
Talattof is the co-author of The Politics of Writing in Iran: A History of Modern Persian Literature; Modern Persian: Spoken and Written with D. Stilo and J. Clinton, He co-edited Essays on Nima Yushij: Animating Modernism in Persian Poetry with A. Karimi-Hakkak; The Poetry of Nizami Ganjavi: Knowledge, Love, and Rhetoric with J. Clinton; and Contemporary Debates in Islam: An Anthology of Modernist and Fundamentalist Thought with M. Moaddel. He is the co-translator of Women without Men by Shahrnush Parsipur, with J. Sharlet and Touba and the Meaning of Night by Parsipur, with H. Houshmand.
- Dennis Wagner (18 June 2009). "150 Iranian-Americans rally in Tempe to protest vote". Arizona Republic. Retrieved 30 November 2010. "Kamran Talattof a professor of Persian studies at the University of Arizona said..."
- ]http://www.u.arizona.edu/~talattof/persian/ University of Arizona Online Persian Language Learning Resource Project webpage], accessed 23 January 2011
- "Unparalleled genius: That is Nizami Ganjavi". The Iranian. 22 February 2001. Retrieved 30 November 2010.