Sonja Bozic

Assistant ProfessorCommunications and Media Studies

Sonja Bozic is Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies in the Center for Art and Media at Goucher College. She earned her doctorate in Media Arts and Studies, with a concentration in Transmedia Storytelling at Ohio University, where her research was nominated for the Trisolini Fellowship Award. Prior to her arrival at Goucher in 2021, she taught at The New School in New York City and Montclair State University in New Jersey. At Goucher College, she teaches digital production classes that focus on traditional and new media approaches to storytelling. She is currently working on her VR project, “Chocolate Milk,” an immersive exploration of a mind of a person with autism. Her research and production work focuses on the new media use exploring identity, diversity, and inclusion. She also has experience in editing, directing, and producing a wide range of video forms that have been screened at the festivals internationally, including the Cannes Film Festival, and she participated in the 2013 Tribeca Hackathon as part of the Frontline/ProPublica team. Sonja also served as a mentor and speaker internationally, giving talks at conferences such as SIGGRAPH and VR/AR Global Summit.

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Research, Scholarship, Creative Work in Progress

I'm currently working on two VR projects exploring different human conditions: autism and Alzheimer's.

External Awards, Honors, Grants

KRES Fund, 2021

Femme Future Grant, Artizen Fund, 2020

European Cultural Foundation Grant, 2018

Conference Papers & Panel Participation

“Chocolate Milk - Understanding Autism by Using VR”; VR/AR Global Summit European Edition, 2021

“Chocolate Milk: Autism and VR”, SIGGRAPH Conference – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, 2021

“Collaborating Cross-Country on Creative Projects” BEA Panel Talk, BEA/NAB Show, Las Vegas, NV, 2012

Invited Talks

“VR and Transmedia Storytelling,” Film Station 2 Series, Serbia 2020

Verizon’s Women of Spatial: A Creative Tech and Startup Summit, 2020

“Belgrade – Hollywood”; mini festival, Belgrade Serbia, 2019

Academic or Professional Associations

Documentary Association of Europe

New York Women in Film and TV


Story Of/ - School of Visual Arts – New York, NY, 2019

Riga IFF Goes VR - Magnetic Latvia Hackathon; Latvia, 2019