Alexandra Kokkonakis


Alexandra Kokkinakis is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology at California State University, Chico. She holds an MA in Social Science as well as a BA in Comparative Religion (with minors in Sociology and Ethics), both from CSU Chico. Kokkinakis teaches classes in the areas of deviant behavior, popular culture, social problems, and introductory sociology. Her research and future teaching interests include the sociology of film and music, environmental sociology, social psychology/microsociology, social inequalities, social justice, countercultures, and social movements. She also teaches in CSU Chico’s First Year Experience, offering courses on sustainability and identity. Her published works include a chapter entitled “Alternatives Schools” in The Encyclopedia of Family Studies. She also co-facilitates/develops CSU Chico’s Sense of Place semi-annual event, including 2016’s “Community Action Symposium.” Additional interests include local music and art, local activism, punk rock music and culture, permaculture, alternative/free education, prisoner/inmate advocacy, animal and environmental rights, censorship, and filmmaking. She is actively involved in Chico’s local arts and music community and participates in local sustainability projects as well.