Matthew Jungsuk Howard
Matt focuses on the interplay of knowledge, identity, and power in how we spend and have historically spent our free time. He has a background in cultural history and world history, and is concerned with the ways technological and socio-cultural rules are reflected and/or curated by spectator sports, as well as how those interactions affect the ways people know the world and themselves within it. Some of his hot-button topics include Asian-American identity, racial passing & hybridity, feminisms & masculinities, historical knowledge constructions, networks theories, and temporality.
Howard, Matthew Jungsuk. “Esport: Professional League of Legends as Cultural History” (Master’s Thesis, University of Houston, 2018).
Howard, Matthew Jungsuk. “In Hushed Voices: Censorship and Corporate Power in Professional League of Legends 2010-2017.” In eSports Yearbook 2017/18. Germany: BoD- Books on Demand, Norderstedt, 2019, pp. 28-43.
“Anything but Commonplace: Usernames as Cultural Carriers in League of Legends Subculture,” Conference Presentation, PCA/ACA National Conference, March 2018.
“Ouvriers de l’Ordinateur: Work, Suffering, and Sport Heroism in Western Esports,” Poster Presentation, UCI Esports Conference, October 2018.
“Going Public: Writing Center Outreach and the Battle Against Justifying Inequality,” Conference Presentation, South Central Writing Center Association, February 2019.
“The Language of ‘Bronzeness’: The League of Legends Community’s Aristocracy of Rank,” Conference Presentation, PCA/ACA National Conference, April 2019.
[Accepted] “What ‘They’ Saw, What ‘We’ Say: The Nature of Historical Knowledge(s) in Battlefield V,” Presentation, PCA/ACA National Conference, 2020. [Conference cancelled due to COVID-19].
[Accepted] “There Are Some Who Call Me...Smeb: A Historical Ontology of Esports Usernames,” Presentation, North American Society for Sport History Annual Convention, 2020. [Conference cancelled due to COVID-19].
- B.A. in French Language and Literature & European History from Stony Brook University (SUNY), 2013
- M.A. in European History, Minor in World History from University of Houston, 2018