Erinakis, Nikos

Ph.D. Philosophy, Poet

Nikos Erinakis was born in Athens in 1988. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy (Universities of London and Oxford), having studied economics (Athens University of Economics and Business), philosophy and comparative literature (University of Warwick) and philosophy of the social sciences (London School of Economics). He has taught political philosophy, ethics and aesthetics at the University of London and he now teaches the same topics at the Hellenic Open University and the University of Athens. He is the Director of Research of ENA (Institute for Alternative Policies) and a board member of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival. He has published two poetry books: Soon Everything Will Be Burning and Will Lit Up Your Eyes (Roes, 2009) and In Between Where the Shadow Falls (Gavrielides, 2013), as well as a translation of poems by Georg Trakl and passages by Martin Heidegger under the title Dark Love of a Wild Generation (Gavrielides, 2011), and a translation of poems by Paul Celan North of Future (Gavrielides, 2017). His papers and poems have been translated and published in journals, edited collections, anthologies and the popular press. His second collection of poems has been recently translated and published in France (Desmos, 2018).