Sofia Karatza - Coastal Carolina University
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Sofia Karatza, PhD

Associate Professor - Communication, Media, & Culture

Contact Sofia Karatza, PhD

BRTH (Clay D. Brittain, Jr. Hall) 309

Fall 2023 Office Hours

  • Mondays - 12:00pm-1:30pm
  • Wednesdays- 12:00pm-1:30pm
  • and by appointment
  • Please email for an appointment

"Cultural change starts in everyday discourse and the arts."


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
  • M.A., Journalism & Mass Communication, University of Iowa
  • B.A., Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece


Program Affiliations

  • Graduate Studies

Teaching Areas

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

Research Areas

  • Ethnographic film
  • Experimental film
  • Intercultural communication
  • Sensory ethnography  

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