Staff Members

Home » Prof. Ronit Frenkel

Name: Ronit Frenkel
Location: B Ring 719 Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
Rated Researchers  Staff Members

Contact Details:
Tel: 011 559 2553


About Prof. Ronit Frenkel

Ronit Frenkel is a Professor of English at the University of Johannesburg. She holds a Ph.D in Comparative Cultural and Literary Studies from the University of Arizona and an M.A. in African Literature from Wits. She mostly works on contemporary South African Literary and Cultural Studies. She also has a strong interest in African Literatures, questions of identity, public cultures, the Indian Ocean and transnational connectivity. Being interdisciplinary in orientation, Ronit’s work falls at the intersection of Cultural Studies, African Literature and Identity based critical theory. Her book publications include 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 is the editor of The Thinker –

Her recent publications include:

Ronit Frenkel (2019) Post-Liberation Temporalities, Utopian Afterlives and Three South African Novels by Masande Ntshanga, Mohale Mashigo and Niq Mhlongo.

Ronit Frenkel & Pamila Gupta (2019) Yo-yo culture: thinking South Africa after Marikana.

Pleasure as Genre:Popular Fiction, South African Chick-Lit and Nthikeng Mohlele’s Pleasure

Chick-Lit in a Time of African Cosmopolitanism

Transnational imaginaries and the negotiation of sexual rights during the South African transition