Nikos Sotirakopoulos is a lecturer at the Department of Social Sciences in Loughborough University. He is also the author of the book The Rise of Lifestyle Activism: from New Left to Occupy. He is interested in economic sociology and is currently researching the rise of the ‘sharing economy’ and of digital markets in the ‘darknet’. He has also done research and published on how concepts such as economic growth and individual agency have been problematised in the narratives of the New Left and of the political and intellectual elites.
The Rise of Lifestyle Activism: From New Left to Occupy (Palgrave Macmillan 2016)
From open values to burqa bans: have Europeans lost the habit of tolerance?
"Who would choose to go to a session on free will at 10:30 on a Sunday morning? A few hundred of the most engaged, passionate and discursive participants I have encountered. As a neuroscientist on the panel I felt my science was aired and challenged in exemplary fashion. As a passionate believer in engagement I couldn’t have been more delighted."
Daniel Glaser, head, special projects, public engagement, Wellcome Trust