has published extensively in Greek, French, German and English, and has written for various international magazines and journals. Trained in law and sociology but fluent in the full theoretical range of the social sciences and humanities (philosophy, political theory, intellectual history, epistemology, and aesthetics), he has worked at the Athens Centre for Social Research and at the French National Centre for Scientific Research, was a Professor of Sociology at the University of Paris and, from 1985, Professor of Sociology at the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Athens. He currently is an Alexander S. Onassis fellow and a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Columbia and Princeton.