Sofia Koukia is a first-year PhD student in Philosophy at Binghamton University, from Athens, Greece.
She completed her BA studies in Philosophy at Bard College, NY, and went on to earn her MA in Philosophy with a Concentration in Metaphysics at Western Michigan University (WMU). During her time at WMU, Sofia served as a graduate assistant, teaching Philosophy of Art and Biomedical Ethics.
So far, she has published her undergraduate thesis “After Translation” under the guidance of Professor Garry Hagberg and her Master’s Thesis Seeing Beyond: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Approach to the Politics of the Cinematic Gaze with Dr. Ashley Atkins and Dr. James Martin as her main advisors.
Her research interests span various domains, including aesthetics, neurophilosophy, philosophy of language, and feminist philosophy. Her current focus lies in investigating the political nature of the cinematic gaze.