Annessa Ann Babic is a freelance writer and adjunct professor in New York, New York. She holds a Ph.D. in American History from the State University of New York at Stony Brook (a BA from Kentucky Wesleyan College and an MA from New Mexico State University), and she specializes in women’s studies, American social and cultural history, and transnational studies with a particular emphasis on the modern Middle East and US-Turkish relations. She is the author and co-editor of several books and has produced numerous book chapters, reference entries, book reviews, and journal articles. Her publications deal extensively on nationalism, women’s rights, women’s liberation, Turkish-US relations, transnational feminism, and travel literature. Most recently, she has co-edited an issue of Food and Foodways (co-edited with Tanfer Emin Tunc), and aside from looking at the popular culture venue of food and food products Dr. Babic has also published rather heartedly on the manifestation, evolution, and incorporation of modern culture artifacts into our daily lives. Additionally, she has an active publishing career outside of academia and is a co-chair of the European Association of American Studies Women’s Network Steering Committee.