African History and History of Development
Husseina Dinani is a Visiting Assistant Professor in History and African Studies in the Department of Historical and Cultural 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 postcolonial period in Tanzania from a gendered perspective, particularly taking into consideration the vantage point of rural women in the southeastern region of Lindi. Husseina has published on this topic in The International Journal of African Historical Studies. Additionally, Husseina's research interests also include state governance, political economy, regionalism and African men's and women's resourcefulness and patterns of mobility in southern Tanzania.
At University of Toronto Scarborough, Husseina teaches a variety of courses centred on Africa in History, African Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, and International Development Studies.