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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.

Matt Andrews has a podcast, “American Sport with Matt Andrews.” Each episode explores the sporting events that have defined our culture and changed the course of American history. It will go beyond the sports page telling of races won, touchdowns scored, and players rounding the bases, and explains how those moments on the field of play have been intricately tied to ideas and debates in our nation about race, class, gender, ethnicity, capitalism, and American identity.

To listen, please go to the American Sport Podcast website.

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