Chara Kokkiou, Department of Philosophy at Tulane University

Chara Kokkiou

Visiting Assistant Professor
Newcomb 107


BA, Greek Philology, University of Athens (Greece), 2006
MA, Greek and Latin, University College London, 2008
PhD, Classical Philology, University of Crete (Greece), 2015
PhD, Philosophy, Tulane University (USA), 2022


Academic interests

  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Moral Philosophy
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Aesthetics (Emotions)



PhD Dissertation

  • The Value of Compassion: A Comparative Study of Emotions in Aristotle and Rousseau (Submitted at Tulane University, July 2022).


  • Erôs, Song, and Philosophy in Plato: Toward a Synthesis of a Cultural Ideal. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2020.

Edited Volume

  • Beauty and Monstrosity in Art and Culture. Routledge (Edited volume; forthcoming, 2023).

Selected Articles

  • “Choral self-referentiality in the Prometheus Bound. Song, dance, and the emotions.” Logeion: A Journal of Ancient Theatre, 04/2015.
  • “The Aesthetics of Place in Plato’s Phaedrus.” Proceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy Vol.1, 11/2018.
  • “The construction of space in Plato’s Phaedrus: A Phenomenological Approach.” Collection of Essays in Honor of Lucia Athanassaki, edited by Myrto Aloumpi and Antonios Avgoustakis, Berlin; New York: DeGruyter (Forthcoming, 2022).
  • “Shame in Sartre: Plato’s Dialogues as Case Studies.” Sartre Studies International (Forthcoming, 2023).
  • “Natural Beauty and Mythical Beasts in Plato’s Phaedrus.” In Beauty and Monstrosity in Art and Culture, edited by Chara Kokkiou and Angeliki Malakasioti, Routledge. (Forthcoming, 2023).