Jessica Martin

Michigan State University Libraries
Africana and International Cookbooks Curator
I am currently the African Studies Librarian at Michigan State University, where I am also Adjunct Assistant Professor of History and the Curator of Africana and International Cookbooks in Libraries’ Special Collections. My current research interests are in the global history of food and identity, particularly as relates to colonialism, decolonization, and transnationalism. In this, I am interested in both the role of cookbooks, as tangible assets of cultural heritage, and in the intangible importance of memory.