Dr Apoifis is Senior 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.