Erin Tarver poses with a football
Oxford's Erin Tarver studies the impact of sports fandom on athletes and culture. Stephen Nowland photo

Emory's experts line up for game day

As Atlanta hosts the Super Bowl, Emory's alumni are stepping up in leadership roles, sports doctors are on standby and faculty from philosophy to business are figuring out the fans.

When the final whistle blows at Super Bowl LIII in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in February, it will signal not just the end of the game, but of months of planning and preparation by thousands of Atlantans—including a number of key Emory players. Oxford Associate Professor of Philosophy Erin Tarver talks about "what defines a fan."


Read more from Emory Magazine's Winter 2019 issue.