James E. Genova
As at June 1995, Jim Genova was a member of the State Committee of the Communist Party USA, New York. Political Affairs is the online magazine of the Communist Party USA network and has also appeared as a monthly journal since at least the 1940's under an earlier name. The network includes the Communist Party USA, the Young Communist League and Political Affairs.
Dr. Genova is a specialist in the history of modern Francophone West Africa. His research interests include cultural history, African cinema, post-colonialism, imperialism and decolonization, identity formation, globalization, and processes of social change. He is the author of two books, several journal articles and book chapters, as well as multiple book reviews. Dr. Genova's primay research sites include Senegal, Burkina Faso, and France. He received his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2000 where his dissertation won awards including The President's Award to Distinguished Doctoral Students (Best Dissertation). He was an Assistant Professor at Indiana State University and a visiting Senior Lecturer in African American and African Studies at The Ohio State University before joining the faculty in the History Department at OSU.