Matthew Llewellenyn
Matthew Llewellyn, PhD
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

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 25 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 Associate 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.

Llewellyn, Matthew P., John T. Gleaves, and Wayne Wilson, Eds. The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games: Assessing a 30-Year Legacy. London: Routledge Press, Forthcoming 2015.

Articles (2014):
Llewellyn, Matthew P. “For a ‘United’ Kingdom and a ‘Greater’ Britain: The British Olympic Association and the Limitations and Contestations of ‘Britishness’” Sport in Society [In Press].

Llewellyn, Matthew P. “Circumventing Apartheid: Racial Politics and the Issue of South Africa’s Olympic Participation at the 1984 Los Angeles Games,” International Journal of the History of Sport [In Press].

Gleaves, John, Matthew P. Llewellyn and Alison M. Wrynn, “Sex, Drugs, and Kinesiology: A Useful Partnership for Sport’s Most Pressing Issues,” Quest: National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education [In Press]

Llewellyn, Matthew P., and John Gleaves. “The Rise of the Shamateur: The International Olympic Committee, Broken-Time Payments, and the Preservation of the Amateur Ideal,"Olympika: The International Journal of Olympic Studies [In Press].

Gleaves, John and Matthew P. Llewellyn. “Before the Rules are Written: Navigating Moral Ambiguity in Performance Enhancement,” Sports, Ethics & Philosophy 8.1 (2014): 85-99.

Gleaves, John and Matthew P. Llewellyn, “Sport, Drugs, and Amateurism: Tracing the Real Cultural Origins of Anti-Doping Rules in International Sport,” The International Journal for the History of Sport 31.8 (2014): 839-853.

Llewellyn, Matthew P., and John Gleaves. “A Universal Dilemma: The British Sporting Life and the Contested, Conflicting, and Contradictory State of Amateurism,” Journal of Sport History 41.1 (Spring 2014): 401-422. 

Gleaves, John and Matthew P. Llewellyn. “Ethics, Nationalism and the Imagined Community: A Case Against Inter-National Sport,” Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 41.1 (2014): 1-19. 

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