Instructor Bio

Nikos Sotirakopoulos is an instructor and visiting fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute. He received his PhD in political sociology from University of Kent in the UK, and has been teaching in UK universities for 10 years.

Dr. Sotirakopoulos is also the director of Ayn Rand Institute Europe and a graduate of the Objectivist Academic Center. He has been a frequent commentator in British media, and has written two books: The Rise of Lifestyle Activism: from New Left to Occupy and Identity Politics and Tribalism: the New Culture Wars.


  • Intellectual History of Political Movements
  • Marxism
  • The New Left
  • The New Right
  • Libertarianism

Courses Taught