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Teaching Associate Professor and Departmental Adviser
515 Hamilton Hall


BA UCLA, 1991
PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009

Research Interests

Matthew Andrews is an American historian with an interest in the links between sports and American history and culture. He is particularly interested in the ways sports both reflect and affect American politics, race and gender identities, and social reform movements.

Contacting Me

My Fall 2020 advising office hours will be held remotely. There are two ways you can see me:
You can make an appointment to see me Mondays 3:00-5:00 p.m. via the UNC advising website. Log in and search for my name to make a 30-minute appointment during those times. We will then meet via Zoom.

I also hold Zoom “drop in” office hours Tuesdays 1:30-3:30 p.m. There is no appointment needed for these times. To see me during this two-hour window, enter my Zoom Meeting ID: 868 808 3968 For these office hours I will meet with students on a first-come first-serve basis. If you attend these office hours and I am busy meeting with another student, you will be directed to a virtual “waiting room.”

Courses Taught (as schedule allows)

For current information about course offerings, click here.

  • HIST 120: Sport and American History
  • HIST 127: The US to 1865
  • HIST 128: The US since 1865
  • HIST 220: The Olympic Games—A Global History
  • HIST 362: Baseball and American History
  • HIST 398: Sport and Civil Rights Research Seminar
  • HIST 398: Sport and Politics in the 1980s Research Seminar
  • HIST 398: Boxing and American History Research Seminar
  • HIST 585: Race, Basketball, and the American Dream