Nikos Sotirakopoulos
lecturer in sociology, York St John University; author, The Rise of Lifestyle Activism and Identity Politics and the Culture Wars: understanding the tribalist mind (forthcoming)

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). His forthcoming book, Identity Politics and the Culture Wars: understanding the tribalist mind will be published by Emerald Publishing in 2020.

Follow Nikos on Twitter: @Nikos_17


Saturday 2 November, 16:00 Pit Theatre
From Peterson to Incels: is there a generation of ‘lost boys’?

Sunday 3 November, 12:00 Exhibition Hall 1
Individuals vs identities: can we move beyond ‘tribal’ politics?

Sunday 3 November, 16:00 Cinema 2
Is a new far-right on the rise in Europe?

Monday 18 November, 19:00 Free Thinking Zone, Skoufa 64 Str & Grivaion, 10680 Athens
From youth councils to ‘school strike’: are kids taking over politics?

Tuesday 19 November, 19:30 Hellenic American Union, Massalias 22, 10680, Athens
The rise of toxic politics: can we be civil?