Susan Kattwinkel is an Associate Professor of Theatre History at the College of Charleston, in Charleston, South Carolina. She received her BA from the College of William and Mary, her MA from Emerson College, and her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. At the College of Charleston she developed and ran the First-Year Experience program over the past five years. Her research area of specialty is popular performance, and her published works include those on The Vagina Monologues and its impact on world feminisms, Penn and Teller and American politics, and several works on American vaudeville. She is a member of the International Federation for Theatre Research and enjoys traveling the world to view performance. She looks forward to building on her past theatre experiences in Europe, China, and Japan and will be tailoring her classes on board to take advantage of the many theatre opportunities on our itinerary.