Masucci, Matthew A

Dept Chair, Kinesiology




Preferred: (408) 924-3021

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  • Doctor of Philosophy, Univ Of Tennessee-Knoxville, 2005
  • Master of Arts, Philosophy, Ohio Univ Main Campus, 1994
  • Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Studies, Salisbury University, Maryland, United States, 1989


Matthew Masucci received a PhD in Sociocultural Foundations of Sport & Cultural Studies from the University of Tennessee and is currently an Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Sport Studies at San José State University. In general his research is multidisciplinary and interrogates sport and physical activity through the lenses of cultural studies, philosophy, psychology and sociology. His recent research projects have included cultural, historical and psychological examinations of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighting; the meaning and construction of tragic loss and memorialization within the cycling community; an ethnography of the San Jose Bike Party, a WADA-funded collaborative examination of female triathletes awareness of doping culture and prevention and, along with Dr. Ted Butryn, an investigation of the impact of indoor and outdoor sporting participation on conceptions of the environment and environmentalism. In his spare time, Matt enjoys hiking, camping, drinking coffee and riding his bicycles. Matt is an avid (though critical) consumer of popular culture and enjoys watching television, reading Internet cycling magazines, and listening to a variety of music.