Ronit Frenkel, Associate Professor of English at UJ, has joined JIAS as Deputy Director. She will primarily be responsible for managing its academic programmes.

Ronit holds BA Honours and Masters degrees in African Literature from the University of the Witwatersrand, and a PhD in Comparative Cultural and Literary Studies from the University of Arizona, where she specialized in Cultural Studies, with a minor in Women’s Studies.

Associate Professor, Ronit Frenkel

Her work falls at the intersection of cultural studies, African literature and critical theory. She is the author of Reconsiderations. South African Indian Fiction and the Making of Race in Postcolonial Culture (Unisa Press 2010), and Traversing Transnationalism: the horizons of cultural and literary studies (Rodopi Press 2011), with David Watson (Uppsala) and Pier Paolo Frassinelli (UJ). She predominantly works on South African literary and cultural studies.