Nicholas Apoifis

Senior Lecturer

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.

Publications

Books
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Apoifis N, 2017, Anarchy in Athens: An Ethnography of Militancy, Emotions and Violence, Contemporary Anarchist Studies
2017
Book Chapters
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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/
2014
Conference Papers
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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
2016
Journal articles
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Bennie A; Marlin D; Apoifis N; White RL, 2019, '‘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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/11745398.2019.1622430
2019
Bennie A; Marlin D; Apoifis N; White RL, 2019, '‘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,
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
2019
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
2018
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
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
2017
Reports
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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
2017