Sosseh Assaturian (she/her)

Assistant Professor
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Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin, 2020
B.A., Philosophy and Classical Civilizations, University of Toronto, 2014
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Sosseh Assaturian is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Washington, Seattle. Sosseh’s area of specialization is Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, especially philosophy of language, metaphysics, and logic, with a focus on the Stoics. She is particularly interested in the Stoic theory of lekta, the development of theories of language, grammar, reference, and meaning in antiquity, and applications of ancient semantic theory in contemporary philosophy of language.

While her research primarily concerns Hellenistic philosophy, she has also published on metaphysics, science, and inquiry in the Presocratics and Plato, and has interests in feminist and comparative approaches to ancient philosophy. Outside of ancient philosophy, she has broad interests in 20th century analytic philosophy and contemporary work at the intersection of philosophy of language and metaphysics.

Prior to joining the University of Washington, Sosseh was a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a doctoral student in the Joint Program for Ancient Philosophy. Her dissertation, The Stoics on Language and Reality, reconstructed a new picture of how the Stoics conceptualize the relation between language and the world, as mediated by lekta