Dr. Matthew P. Llewellyn

Matthew P. Llewellyn, PhD

Associate Professor

Location: KHS 232
Telephone: (657) 278-2156
Email: mllewellyn@fullerton.edu

Advising Area:
Sport History/ Sociocultural Study of Sport/Sport Studies

Couse Taught:
KNES 380: Philosophy of Human Movement
KNES 381: History of Sport, Games and Culture
KNES 384: Sport Sociology
KNES 481: The Socio-Cultural Study of the Olympic Games: Ancient to Modern
KNES 582: Advanced Study in Sociocultural perspectives of Human Movement

Dr. Matt Llewellyn, Ph.D. was born in Cardiff, South Wales, United Kingdom, and has been actively involved in sport and physical activity throughout his life. After completing an undergraduate degree at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, Matthew enrolled at the California State University, Long Beach where he pursued a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology. He earned a Ph.D. in the Historical and Philosophical Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity at the Pennsylvania State University. Matt has successfully published over 20 papers in refereed journals including the Journal of Sport History, Contemporary British History, Sport in History, and the International Journal of the History of Sport, as well as numerous textbook chapters. He is the author of “Rule Britannia: Nationalism, Identity and the Modern Olympic Games” (Routledge Press, 2012). Matt is also an energetic member of the professional academic community in both sports history and Kinesiology. He currently serves as Assistant Editor of the Journal of Sport History and has given numerous papers at academic conferences throughout North America and Europe.  Matt is a father of two young boys and a life-long supporter of Liverpool Football Club.

Interest Area:
Matt specializes in the history of sport and culture in the modern world with particular emphasis on the late nineteenth- and twentieth-century Britain. Specific research concentrates on the role of sport in the creation of modern societies, as well as the history of the modern Olympic Games

Current projects:
Book Monograph: An Enduring Ideal: The Rise and Fall of Olympic Amateurism (with John Gleaves); Edited Anthology: Historical Legacies of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games (with John Gleaves and Wayne Wilson); Edited Anthology:  The British World and the Five Rings: Essays in British Imperialism and the Modern Olympic Movement (with Erik Nielson)

Department of Kinesiology

800 North State College Blvd.,
Fullerton, California 92834
Room KHS-121,
Phone: (657) 278-3316
Fax: (657) 278-5317

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