Ph.D. in English Literature, Rutgers University. Major publications include: The Politics of Reputation: The Critical Reception of Tennessee Williams’ Later Plays (London: Associated University Presses, 1999), which was the first full-length study of Williams’ late (post-1961) plays, and examined the critical reaction to Williams’ work throughout his career in conjunction with the critical reception of his contemporaries in Europe and the U.S.; Contemporary American Drama (Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press [in the U.K.] and New York: Columbia University Press [in the U.S.], 2007), an exploration of the development of contemporary theater in the United States in its social, political, and theoretical dimensions, focusing particularly on the postmodern performance of American identity on the stage since WW II; and Tennessee Williams: The Traveling Companion and Other Plays (New York: New Directions Publishing, 2008), a collection of twelve late, previously unpublished plays of Tennessee Williams that were selected, edited, and introduced for this definitive volume. Other publications include several essays in journals such as Modern Drama, The Drama Review (TDR), North Carolina Literary Review, Études Théâtrales, South Atlantic Review, Tennessee Williams Annual Review, and Valley Voices, as well as essays in critical anthologies and encyclopedias of theater history. Dr. Saddik also serves on the editorial boards of the journals Theatre Topics and The Tennessee Williams Annual Review, and is working on a new book on Williams, The Strange, The Crazed, The Queer: Tennessee Williams' Late Plays and the Theater of Excess. In addition to the work of Tennessee Williams, Samuel Beckett, Sam Shepard, David Mamet, and twentieth-/twenty-first-century drama and performance in general, her more recent research interests include women’s performance art, burlesque/neo-burlesque performance, and European Cabaret, particularly the Cabaret/Kabarett of Weimar Germany.