Dr Nicholas Apoifis
Senior Lecturer

Dr Nicholas Apoifis

ARTS/LLB (Macq-Hons), MA Research (UNSW), PhD (Macq)

Arts,Design & Architecture
Executive

Dr Apoifis is Senior Lecturer in Politics & International Relations at UNSW, and is Director of Education Innovation & Engagement for the Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture.  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).

He was awarded the UNSW Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence (Early Career), 2017.

And in 2021 Dr Apoifis was awarded UNSW's prestigious Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence (General Category).

Phone
9385 2407
Location
162 Morven Brown
  • Books | 2020
    Marlin D; Apoifis N; Bennie A, 2020, Aboriginal Sports Coaches, Community, and Culture, Springer
    Books | 2017
    Apoifis N, 2017, Anarchy in Athens: An Ethnography of Militancy, Emotions and Violence, Manchester University Press
  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Apoifis N, 2020, '‘I Hope Little Worms Die in Your Arse’: Fieldwork, Anarchists, Fascists and Academic Snitches', in Navigating Fieldwork in the Social Sciences Stories of Danger, Risk and Reward, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 107 - 128
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Apoifis N; Wadds P; Spurway K; Schmeidl S, 2020, 'Collecting Stories', in Navigating Fieldwork in the Social Sciences Stories of Danger, Risk and Reward, Palgrave Macmillan
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Wadds P; Apoifis N; Schmeidl S; Spurway K, 2020, 'Sharing Stories', in Wadds P; Apoifis N; Schmeidl S; Spurway K (ed.), Navigating Fieldwork in the Social Sciences:Stories of Danger, Risk and Reward, Palgrave Macmillan, London
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Apoifis N, 2014, 'Unity in Street-Militancy: Athenian Anarchists and Anti-Authoritarians', in Arvanitakis J; Kabesh A (ed.), Revolt and Revolution: Reaching for the Possible, The Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford, United Kingdom, pp. 79 - 89, http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/publishing/id-press/
  • Edited Books | 2020
    Wadds P; Apoifis N; Schmeidl S; Spurway K, (eds.), 2020, Navigating Fieldwork in the Social Sciences: Stories of Danger, Risk and Reward, Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Bennie A; Marlin D; Apoifis N; White RL, 2021, '‘We were made to feel comfortable and … safe’: co-creating, delivering, and evaluating coach education and health promotion workshops with Aboriginal Australian peoples', Annals of Leisure Research, vol. 24, pp. 168 - 188, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/11745398.2019.1622430
    Journal articles | 2019
    Bennie A; Apoifis N; Marlin D; Caron JG, 2019, 'Cultural connections and cultural ceilings: exploring the experiences of Aboriginal Australian sport coaches', Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, vol. 11, pp. 299 - 315, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2159676X.2017.1399924
    Journal articles | 2019
    Elkington M; Bunde-Birouste A; Apoifis N, 2019, 'Sustainable Funding Mechanisms Used by Sport for Social Change Organisations', The International Journal of Sport and Society, vol. 10, pp. 43 - 55, http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/2152-7857/cgp/v10i04/43-55
    Journal articles | 2018
    Apoifis N; Marlin D; Bennie A, 2018, 'Noble athlete, savage coach: How racialised representations of Aboriginal athletes impede professional sport coaching opportunities for Aboriginal Australians', International Review for the Sociology of Sport, vol. 53, pp. 854 - 868, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1012690216686337
    Journal articles | 2017
    Apoifis N, 2017, 'Fieldwork in a furnace: anarchists, anti-authoritarians and militant ethnography', Qualitative Research, vol. 17, pp. 3 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1468794116652450
    Journal articles | 2017
    Bennie A; Caron J; Marlin D; Koh KT; Apoifis N; Falcao W; Bengoechea EG; Macmillan F; George E, 2017, 'A Guide to Conducting Systematic Reviews of Coaching Science Research', INTERNATIONAL SPORT COACHING JOURNAL, vol. 4, pp. 191 - 205, http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/iscj.2017-0025
  • Reports | 2017
    Apoifis N; Marlin D; White R; Bennie A, 2017, Coaching Unlimited: Empowering Generations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leaders: A Research Report Commissioned by Netball Australia and Netball New South Wales, Western Sydney University, Penrith, N.S.W., http://handle.westernsydney.edu.au:8081/1959.7/uws:46429
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Bennie A; Apoifis N; Caron JG, 2016, 'Facilitating opportunity and reducing barriers in sports coaching: A qualitative study with indigenous Australian sport coaches', in JOURNAL OF SPORT & EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY, HUMAN KINETICS PUBL INC, pp. S15 - S16, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000444550000010&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Awards

  • UNSW Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences Dean's Award for Best Monograph for an Early Career Researcher, 2017 
  • UNSW Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence (Early Career), 2017.
  • UNSW Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence (General Category), 2021

 

Honours Supervision- University Medal Winner

  • Amelia Meurant-Tompkinson (2017)

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)