Contact me at:
sosseh [at] uw [dot] edu
I work on Ancient Greek philosophy, especially philosophy of language, metaphysics, and logic, with a focus on the Stoics. I am particularly interested in the Stoic theory of lekta, the development of theories of language, grammar, and meaning in antiquity, and applications of ancient semantic theory in contemporary philosophy of language.
Currently, I'm working on a monograph that reconstructs a novel account of the structure and metaphysics of Stoic lekta, informed by the role of lekta in Stoic logic and philosophy of mind. My other projects centre on the Stoic accounts of reference and assertion.
While I work primarily on Hellenistic philosophy, I've published papers on metaphysics, science, and inquiry in the Presocratics and Plato. You can read more about my work in these areas here. I am also interested in feminist approaches to ancient philosophy, and particularly in the inclusion of ancient women intellectuals by way of reimagining the canon of Ancient Greek philosophy.
Outside of ancient philosophy, I'm broadly interested in 20th century analytic philosophy and contemporary work in philosophy of language and metaphysics.
I am an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Washington-Seattle. Before that, I was a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto. My PhD is from the University of Texas at Austin, where I was a doctoral student in the Joint Program for Ancient Philosophy.
I'm originally from Scarborough, Ontario—a vibrant, bustling suburb of Toronto. The pronunciation of my name, which is a reflection of my Armenian heritage, can be confusing. Typing /sose/ into an IPA reader will tell you how to say it (or you can just ask me!)