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Sofia Karatza, Ph.D.

Associate Professor - Communication, Media, & Culture

Phone: 843-349-2496 Email: skaratza@coastal.edu BRTH 309 (Clay D. Brittain, Jr. Hall) Office Hours:

Fall 2024 TBA


Dr. Sofia Karatza's work brings together intercultural communication, sensory ethnography, and film to explore the potential of senses—and extensions of them through digital media—to create and construct alternative socio-aesthetic places in which everyday life, otherwise seemingly agent-less and mundane, becomes meaningful. Dr. Karatza is originally from Greece and Cyprus; she joined the Coastal Carolina University faculty in 2015.


  • Ph.D., Communication Studies, University of Iowa (2015)
  • M.A., Journalism, University of Iowa (2007)
  • B.A., Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (2005)


  • 2021-2022 Department's Chair Award for Service


Program Affiliations

  • Graduate Studies

Teaching Areas

  • Film and culture
  • Media
  • Intercultural communication
  • Ethnography & media

Research Areas