Dr Nicholas Apoifis

Lecturer

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

School of Social Sciences

Contact

9385 2407
144 Morven Brown
Kensington Campus

Dr Apoifis is Lecturer in 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.

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

Peer Reviewed Manuscript (Book)

Apoifis, N (2017), Anarchy in Athens: An ethnography of militancy, emotions and violence. Manchester University Press, Manchester

Journal Articles

Apoifis, N, D Marlin, and A Bennie. (2017). “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 1012690216686337.

Bennie, A., Apoifis, N., Marlin, D., Caron, J. G., Falcão, W. R., García Bengoechea, E., Koh, K. T., MacMillan, F., & George, G. (2017). "A Guide to Conducting Systematic Reviews of Coaching Science Research". International Sport Coaching Journal.

Bennie, A., Apoifis, N., Marlin, D., & Caron, J. (2017) "Cultural connections and cultural ceilings: exploring the experiences of Aboriginal Australian sport coaches". Qualitative Research in Sport Exercise and Health https://doi.org/10.1080/2159676X.2017.1399924

Apoifis, N (2016), “Fieldwork in a Furnace: Athenian Anarchists, Anti-Authoritarians & Militant Ethnography”, Qualitative Research. 1-17 DOI: 10.1177/1468794116652450

Book Chapters

Apoifis, N (2014), “Unity in Street-Militancy: Athenian Anarchists & Anti-Authoritarians”. In: Arvanitakis J and Treacher Kabesh A (eds), Revolt and Revolution, Reaching for the Possible, Inter-Disciplinary Press. E-book. http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/publishing/product/revolt-and-revolution-reaching-for-the-possible/ Oxford. P.79-90

Media Articles

Medicalxpress (2017) Racial stereotypes stymie Aboriginal leadership in sport, research finds http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-09-racial-stereotypes-stymie-aboriginal-leadership.html

The Conversation (13 /6/ 2016), Why are so few professional sport coaches from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities? https://theconversation.com/why-are-so-few-professional-sport-coaches-from-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-communities-59398

The Conversation (22/8/ 2016) Here's to coaches, unsung heroes and role models for social change https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/social-affairs/here%E2%80%99s-coaches-unsung-heroes-and-role-models-social-change

Sydney Morning Herald (Opinion), (15/7/2015), The Greek Debt Crisis is Providing Fuel for the Country’s Neo Nazi Movement Golden Dawn, http://www.smh.com.au/comment/the-greek-debt-crisis-is-providing-fuel-for-the-countrys-neonazi-movement-golden-dawn-20150715-gicmzt.html

Publications

    Books

    • Apoifis N, 2017, Anarchy in Athens: An Ethnography of Militancy, Emotions and Violence, Contemporary Anarchist Studies

    Book Chapters

    • 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/

    Journal articles

    • 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
    • Bennie A;Apoifis N;Marlin D;Caron JG, 2017, 'Cultural connections and cultural ceilings: exploring the experiences of Aboriginal Australian sport coaches', Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, pp. 1 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2159676X.2017.1399924
    • Apoifis N;Marlin D;Bennie A, 2017, '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, pp. 101269021668633 - 101269021668633, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1012690216686337
    • 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

Teaching and Supervision

Arts 1810 Foundations of Politics and International Relations

Arts 2813 International Security

Arts 3810 International Relations: Theory and Practice (IR Capstone)

Honours and prizes

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.

Honours Supervision- University Medal Winner

  • Amelia Meurant-Tompkinson (2017)

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Dr Apoifis is a co-founder of Coaching Unlimited, a UNSW, WSU & Macquarie University initiative that provides sport specific coaching accreditation and research based health promotion workshops to support Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander coaches.

Academic Programs Officer SOSS, UNSW