ANNA C. OLDFIELD is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. She completed a Ph.D. in Languages and Cultures of Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a specialty in Turkic languages and literatures and is the author of Azerbaijani Women Poet-Minstrels: Women Ashiqs from the Eighteenth Century to the Present (Mellen Press 2008).