He was born and grew up in Athens. He has lived and studied in London, Luxemburg, Amsterdam, and San Francisco. Now he is permanently at the Autonomous University of Barcelona where he coordinates the Marie Curie-funded European Network of Political Ecology (ENTITLE). He teaches political ecology and ecological economics and he enjoyes it so much that he spends his spare time studying both. His latest fixation is what Serge Latouche calls the “degrowth project,” that is the idea that we can build a society which can live better with fewer resources. He likes watching and playing football, jogging by the bay of Barcelona, and spending his summertime in Syros.