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prof. dr. N. (Niko) Besnier

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Globalising Culture and the Quest for Belonging

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number: B5.20
Postal address
  • Postbus 15509
    1001 NA Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile and publications
  • Publications

    2019

    2018

    2017

    • Besnier, N. (2017). Representing Trans: An Epilogue. In E. Hazenberg, & M. Meyerhoff (Eds.), Representing Trans: Linguistic, Legal and Everyday Perspectives (pp. 251-260). Wellington: Victoria University Press. [details]
    • Besnier, N., Brownell, S., & Carter, T. F. (2017). The Anthropology of Sport: Bodies, Borders, Biopolitics. Oakland, CA: University of California Press. [details]

    2016

    • Besnier, N. (2016). Diasporas: Communities of Practices, Economies of Affect. In A. Niehaus, & C. Tagsold (Eds.), Diaspora and Disaster: Japanese Outside Japan and the Triple Catastrophe of March 2011 (pp. 13-22). (Kultur- und Sozialwissenschafltiche Japanforschung; Vol. 1). Düsseldorf: dup. [details]
    • Besnier, N. (2016). Humour and Humility: Narratives of Modernity on Nukulaelae Atoll. Etnofoor, 28(1), 75-95. [details]
    • Besnier, N. (2016). Sports Mobilities Across Borders: Postcolonial Perspectives. In C. Rial, & E. Schwade (Eds.), Diálogos Antropológicos Contemporâneos (pp. 161-182). Rio de Janeiro: ABA Publicações. [details]
    • Besnier, N. (2016). Sports Mobilities Across Borders: Postcolonial Perspectives. In N. Bancel, T. Riot, & S. Frenkiel (Eds.), Sports in Postcolonial Worlds (pp. 3-15). (Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives). London: Routledge. [details]
    • Besnier, N., & Alexeyeff, K. (2016). En las Fronteras del Género: Política y Transformaciones de la No-Heteronormatividad en Polinesia. Sociología Histórica, 6, 27–54. [details]
    • Besnier, N., & Jolly, M. (2016). Afterword: Shape-Shifting Mana: Travels in Space and Time. In M. Tomlinson, & T. P. K. Tengan (Eds.), New Mana: Transformations of a Classic Concept in Pacific Languages and Cultures (pp. 349-368). (Monographs in Anthropology Series). Acton: Australian National University (ANU) Press. https://doi.org/10.22459/NM.04.2016 [details]
    • Guinness, D., & Besnier, N. (2016). Nation, Nationalism, and Sport: Fijian Rugby in the Local–Global Nexus. Anthropological Quarterly, 89(4), 1109–1141. https://doi.org/10.1353/anq.2016.0070 [details]

    2016

    Media appearance

    • Besnier, N. (23-10-2018). Power Players: U.S. Football and French Rugby Sapiens. Power Players: U.S. Football and French Rugby.
    • Besnier, N. & Hage, G. (17-08-2018). "‘the global’, the political economy of sport, public anthropology, activism in academia and… knowing your enemies!" [Web] Conversations Anthropology@Deakin. "‘the global’, the political economy of sport, public anthropology, activism in academia and… knowing your enemies!".
    • Besnier, N. (09-08-2018). Episode #14: Niko Besnier and Ghassan Hage Conversations in Anthropology@Deakin. Episode #14: Niko Besnier and Ghassan Hage.
    • Besnier, N. (14-04-2017). “Sport et migration“, radio interview with Julien Magnollay, émission Tribu [Radio] RTS Lausanne. Sport et migration.
    • Besnier, N. (22-03-2017). "Der Hyper-Macho wird es hier nicht schaffen" Der Standard (Wein), Forschung Spezial. "Der Hyper-Macho wird es hier nicht schaffen".
    • Besnier, N. (08-03-2017). Radio interview with Julien Magnollay, émission Tribu [Radio] RTS Lausanne. La complexité du genre.
    • Besnier, N. (02-03-2017). Radio interview with Linn Levy, émission Vertigo RTS Genève. Société: Un et un font trois.
    • Besnier, N. (02-03-2017). Radio interview with Nicole Duparc, émission Espace Deux [Radio] RTS Genève. Hommes, femmes et bien plus encore.

    Talk / presentation

    • Besnier, N. (keynote speaker) (2-11-2017). Sport, Masculinity, and Neoliberalism: Cameroonian Footballers, Fijian Rugby Players, and Senegalese Wrestlers, Joel Kahn Annual Anthropology Lecture, Melbourne, Australia.
    • Besnier, N. (keynote speaker) (26-10-2017). Rethinking Masculinity through Sport: Cameroonian Footballers, Fijian Rugby Players, Senegalese Wrestlers, School of Social Sciences, Australian National University.
    • Besnier, N. (invited speaker) (25-10-2017). Transgender, Shifting Morality, and the Bifocality of Culture in Tonga, Department of Anthropology, Australian National University.
    • Besnier, N. (keynote speaker) (14-6-2017). From Global South to Global North: Sport, Gender, and Precarity, 14th European Association for the Sociology of Sport , Prague, Czech Republic.
    • Besnier, N. (invited speaker) (12-6-2017). Rethinking Masculinity through Sport: Cameroonian Footballers, Fijian Rugby Boys, Senegalese Wrestlers, Institute of Ethnology, Charles University Prague.
    • Besnier, N. (invited speaker) (4-5-2017). Rethinking Masculinity in the Neoliberal Order: Cameroonian Footballers, Fijian Rugby Players, and Senegalese Wrestlers, Department of Anthropology, University of Bergen.
    • Besnier, N. (invited speaker) (16-3-2017). Rethinking Masculinity in the Neoliberal Order: Cameroonian Footballers, Fijian Rugby Players, and Senegalese Wrestlers, Department of Anthropology, Austrian Academy of Sciences.
    • Besnier, N. (keynote speaker) (6-3-2017). Troisième genre: voyage à travers des identités à géométrie variables, Semaine de l’Égalité, Ville de Genève (Equality Week, Geneva), Geneva, Switzerland.
    • Besnier, N. (keynote speaker) (21-2-2017). Corps, sports et futurs: la lutte sénégalaise dans un contexte global, Des corps en Afrique de l’Ouest: États, pratiques et representations, Dakar, Senegal.
    • Besnier, N. (invited speaker) (7-2-2017). Repenser la masculinité sous l’optique du sport: footballeurs camerounais, lutteurs sénégalais et rugbymen fidjiens, Laboratoire d’anthropologie culturelle et sociale, Université de Lausanne.
    • Besnier, N. (invited speaker) (1-2-2017). Rethinking Masculinity in the Neoliberal Order: Cameroonian Footballers, Fijian Rugby Players, and Senegalese Wrestlers, Department of Anthropology, University College London.
    • Besnier, N. (invited speaker) (7-11-2016). Rethinking Masculinity, Nation, and Sport, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Manchester.
    • Besnier, N. (invited speaker) (14-10-2016). Rethinking Masculinity, Nation, and Sport, Department of Social Anthropology, University of St. Andrews.
    • Besnier, N. (invited speaker) (14-9-2016). Entre Nord et Sud: Industries sportives, masculinité et précarité globale, conférence de rentrée, École normale supérieure Paris, Paris.
    • Besnier, N. (invited speaker) (25-8-2016). Lograr publicar un artículo: La experiencia en American Ethnologist, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de Buenos Aires.
    • Besnier, N. (invited speaker) (16-6-2016). Les politiques identitaires entre le local et le global: la mobilisation transgenre aux îles Tonga (Pacifique sud)”, Universite Paul Sabatier Toulouse III.
    • Besnier, N. (speaker) & Guinness, D. R. (speaker) (27-5-2016). Global Sport Industries, Migrations, and Comparison of Scales, Comparing Culture(s) Conference: Reinvigorating Explicit Comparison as a Method in Anthropology, Hamburg, Germany.
    • Besnier, N. (speaker) (18-5-2016). Mobility, Immobility, and Masculinity: Imagining a Future in the Global Sports Industries”, “Fabricating Futures in economies of Finiteness: Aspirations/ Immobilities, Revivals/Revolutions”, Seminar Series, Leuven, Belgium.
    • Besnier, N. (speaker) (11-4-2016). Tongan Rugby Players in World Rugby, Futa Helu Memorial Lectures Series, Nuku’alofa, Tonga.
    • Besnier, N. (speaker) (18-3-2016). Sports Mobilities across Borders: Postcolonial Perspectives, University of the South Pacific.

    Others

    • Besnier, N. (organiser) & Geschiere, P. L. (organiser) (19-12-2018). KNAW Symposium "Global Sports, Masculinity and Exploitation: Views from Africa", Amsterdam, Netherlands (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Besnier, N. (organiser) (6-6-2017 - 9-6-2017). Globalization, Sport, and the Precarity of Masculinity, Prague, Czech Republic. International end-of-project conference, GLOBALSPORT ERC project (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Besnier, N. (organiser) (19-11-2016). American Anthropological Association 115th Annual Meetings, Minneapolis, United States. “Gambling With Uncertainty: Transnational Mobility and the Global Sport Industries”, Panel (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Aiello, L. (organiser) & Besnier, N. (organiser) (17-11-2016). American Anthropological Association 115th Annual Meetings, Minneapolis, United States. Anthropology Journal Editors’ Discussion Meeting (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).

    2018

    • Hann, M. P. G. (2018). Sporting aspirations: Football, wrestling, and neoliberal subjectivity in urban Senegal. [details]
    • Kovac, U. (2018). The precarity of masculinity: Football, Pentecostalism, and transnational aspirations in Cameroon. [details]
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