Nikos Erinakis [b. 1988, Athens] is an Assist. Professor of Social & Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Culture at the University of Crete. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy [Universities of London and Oxford], having studied Economics [AUEB], Philosophy and Literature [Warwick] and Philosophy of the Social Sciences [LSE]. He has taught at the University of London and he also teaches at the University of Athens, the Athens School of Fine Arts and the Hellenic Open University. He is the Director of Research at ENA. He is also a board member of the Greek Youth Symphony Orchestra and has been a board member of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival. He is a published, critically acclaimed, poet and translator of modern European poets. His first philosophy book Authenticity and Autonomy: From Creativity to Freedom has been honoured by the Academy of Athens with the Excellent Philosophical Treatise Award. His papers, articles and poems have been widely translated and published in peer-reviewed journals, edited collections, anthologies and the popular press.