Husseina Dinani is an historian in the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies and the Centre for Critical Development Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough. She has a PhD in History, with a specialization in Modern Africa, from Emory University (Atlanta, USA). Her work focuses on the late colonial and post-independence period in Tanzania from a gendered perspective, particularly taking into consideration the perspectives of rural women in the southeastern region of Lindi. Husseina has published on this topic in The International Journal of African Historical Studies and Gender & History. Husseina's research interests also include examinations of East African South Asians' mobility and affective lives from a translocal and transnational lens across eastern Africa, Britain, and Canada from the Second World War to the present.
At University of Toronto Scarborough, Husseina teaches a variety of courses focused on Africa in History, African Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, and International Development Studies