ARTS/LLB (Macq-Hons), MA Research (UNSW), PhD (Macq)
Dr Apoifis is Director of Education Innovation & Engagement for the Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture, and in 2021 was awarded UNSW's prestigious Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence (General Category)
As a researcher in the School of Politics & International Relations at UNSW, he works with the application and development of settler colonial theories, social movement theories and radical qualitative research practices. His 2017 manuscript Anarchy in Athens (Manchester University Press), was awarded the UNSW Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences Dean's Award for Best Monograph for an Early Career Researcher, 2017. The book was based on unprecedented access to the world’s most militant anarchist movement and involved highly engaged ethnographic fieldwork, referred to as Militant Ethnography. An aspect of this methodological approach has Dr Apoifis disseminating his research insights and findings amongst international activist networks and anti-fascist and anti-authoritarian collectives.
Dr Apoifis is the co-founder of Coaching Unlimited, an initiative that provides sport specific coaching accreditation and research based health promotion workshops to support Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander coaches, and the co-author of the 2020 manuscript Aboriginal Sports Coaches, Community, and Culture (Springer).
Honours Supervision- University Medal Winner
Arts 1810 Foundations of Politics and International Relations
Arts 3820 How to start a revolution: activism, social movements and political change
Arts 3810 International Relations: Theory and Practice (IR Capstone)