Nikos Sotirakopoulos
author, lecturer in sociology, York St John University

Dr Nikos Sotirakopoulos is a lecturer in sociology at York St John University, at the School of Psychological and Social Sciences. With a background in politics and law, he is interested in how philosophy and political and economic theory shape social phenomena. His research has focused on how, in the last decades, some of the core values and concepts of modernity and the Enlightenment, such as individual agency and material progress, have been problematised in the narratives both of the new left and of the mainstream and the extreme right. Since 2011, he has been co-organising the Athens Battle of Ideas Satellite events, and since 2017 he has been an academic adviser for the Ayn Rand Centre.

He is the author of the book ‘The Rise of Lifestyle Activism: from new left to Occupy‘ (2016, Palgrave MacMillan).

Follow Nikos on Twitter: @Nikos_17


Saturday 13 October, 12:00 Garden Room
From 1968 to 2018: the changing face of counterculture

Saturday 13 October, 13:10 Frobisher Auditorium 2
The industrial revolution illuminated

Saturday 13 October, 16:00 Pit Theatre
Cryptocurrencies: bitcoin and the new goldrush?