A writer and academic currently based in Beirut. She is lecturer at the American University of Beirut and the University of St. Joseph where she teaches courses in art theory, and the aesthetics and politics of Lebanese postwar art. Her essays and reviews have appeared in Bidoun, Frieze, Third Text, Jadaliyya, Bidayat, among other publications, artist monographs and edited books. She is co-editor of Untitled Tracks: On Alternative Music in Beirut (2010), and in 2011 she was editor of the Sharjah Biennial volume Plot for a Biennial. In 2013 she wrote and performed After the Future Heritage Redux (2080) as part of Ashkal Alwan's Homeworks Forum 6 in Beirut. Saadawi holds a Master's degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a PhD in Sociology from Goldsmiths, University of London titled Rethinking the Witness: Art After the Lebanese Wars (2015).