Deena Dinat


Areas of interest

Deena Dinat’s (he/him/his) research and teaching focuses on contemporary South African, African, and world literatures. He is particularly interested in notions of subjection, power, and capitalism in postcolonial societies. His PhD research investigated the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its ongoing influence on the idealized national citizen in the post-apartheid era. Deena has also published work on “eco-xenophobia” in Central America and the writing of Imraan Coovadia.


  • BA (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
  • MA, PhD (University of British Columbia)


This instructor is currently not teaching any courses.