Saoussen Cheddadi is from Constantine, Algeria and came to KU in 2011 with the Fulbright Scholarship Program to complete her M.A. in American Studies. Once she defended her M.A. article in 2013 she decided to spend more time at KU to advance her graduate career with a PhD in American Studies. Her research interests revolve around globalization and Transnational American Studies in the fields of international marketing, culture, and consumption based post-colonial identity formations. Her M.A. article addressed the consumption of American products in Algeria during the last decade and the effects of this consumption in a young post-colonial society that still expresses close ties with the French culture. Saoussen uses a mixed research method (benefitting from both qualitative and quantitative methodologies) in collecting and analyzing her data.
In her free time, Saoussen enjoys spinning and Zumba dancing. She also likes fashion, traveling and meeting new people from different cultures.