Kristian BANKOV has a master's degree from University of Bologna, Faculty of Philology and Philosophy. The title of his diploma work in the philosophy of language was Language as a Positive Element in Bergsonian Anti-intellectualism. He teaches semiotics and theatre anthropology at the New Bulgarian University in Sofia. He defended his dissertation entitled Intellectual Effort and Linguistic Work at the University of Helsinki in 2000. His main interests are in the temporal structure of human identity and the social dimension of the individual life projects.