Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

prof. dr. N. (Niko) Besnier


  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Programme group: Globalising Culture and the Quest for Belonging
  • Visiting address
    REC BC
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  Room number: B5.20
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15509
    1001 NA  Amsterdam
  • N.Besnier@uva.nl
    T: 0205253510

2017

  • Besnier, N. (2017). Representing Trans: An Epilogue. In E. Hazenberg, & M. Meyerhoff (Eds.), Representing Trans: Linguistic, Legal and Everyday Perspectives (pp. 249-258). Wellington: Victoria University Press.
  • Besnier, N., Brownell, S., & Carter, T. (2017). The Anthropology of Sports: Bodies, Borders, Biopolitics. Oakland: University of California Press.

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; No. 1). Düsseldorf: Düsseldorf University Press.
  • Besnier, N. (2016). Humour and Humility: Narratives of Modernity on Nukulaelae Atoll. Etnofoor, 28(1), 75-95.
  • Besnier, N. (2016). Sports Mobilities Across Borders: Postcolonial Perspectives. In C. Rial, & E. Schwade (Eds.), Diálogos Antropológicos Contemporâneos (pp. 161-182). Rio de Janeiro: Associação Brasileira de Antropologia (ABA) Publicações.
  • Besnier, N. (2016). Sports Mobilities Across Borders: Postcolonial Perspectives. In N. Bancel, T. Riot, & S. Frenkiel (Eds.), Sports in Postcolonial Worlds (Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives). Routledge.
  • 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. DOI: 10.22459/NM.04.2016  [details] 
  • Guinness, D. R., & Besnier, N. (2016). Nation, Nationalism, and Sport: Fijian Rugby in the Local–Global Nexus. Anthropological Quarterly, 89(4), 1109–1142. DOI: 10.1353/anq.2016.0070 

2016

  • Brownell, S., & Besnier, N. (2016). Sport Mega-Events and Global Political Economy. Anthropology News, 57(8), e17–e20. DOI: 10.1111/AN.81  [details] 

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) (6-6-2017 - 9-6-2017): Globalization, Sport, and the Precarity of Masculinity (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Besnier, N. (organiser) (19-11-2016): American Anthropological Association 115th Annual Meetings (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Aiello, L. (organiser) & Besnier, N. (organiser) (17-11-2016): American Anthropological Association 115th Annual Meetings (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
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