Dr Sonia Koziou holds Bachelor degrees both in Classical Literature and Musicology from the University of Athens , where in 2011 she received her PHD in the Anthropology of Music. Her articles have appeared in several edited volumes. Her monograph, which was based on her doctoral thesis, has recently been published by Pedio Publications with the title “From the traditional dance floor to the contemporary musical stage. Gender and Traditional music in the Karditsa region”. She is actively involved in the research of popular culture and regularly participates in the organization of relevant seminars with the cooperation of the University of Thessaly. She has been working as a music teacher in public education since 1996.