Ginette Curry holds a Ph.D. in Post-Colonial Literatures and a M.A in International Relations from the Sorbonne University, Paris. She teaches in the English Department at Florida International University and is an Affiliate Faculty of the Initiative on Race, Gender and Globalization (IRGG) at Yale University. She is the author of Awakening African Women: The Dynamics of Change published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2004. The book is a comparative analysis between recent films by African male/female filmmakers and literary works by female African authors. Dr. Curry also wrote recent book reviews in African Studies Review (ASR), JENDA (A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies), Affilia (A Journal of Women and Social Work) and West Africa Review (WAR). Her biographical essay on Barbara Chase Riboud (1939- ) is featured in the Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Women Writers (Volume One), published by Greenwood Press in the spring 2007. Furthermore, her essay on Danzy Senna (1970- ) will appear in the forthcoming African American National Biography (AANB), a joint project of the W-E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University and Oxford University Press. In addition, Dr. Curry’s book chapter “African Literature” will be published in The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Popular Cultures: Sub-Saharan Africa in the spring of 2007.