37 min

Who are the Models of Religious, Political, Sports Behavior and how do they influence identity‪?‬ Revise & Resubmit

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Join us today as we catch up with Dr. Dylan McLemore, an assistant professor of public relations at the University of Central Arkansas. As you heard with our last guest, Dylan's path into academia wasn't linear at all and he surely thought I'd be working for ESPN as a baseball analysis and commentator.  As Dylan notes, he never envisioned himself going to graduate school, getting a Ph.D. or certainly working as a professor because he was a 1st generation college student (Yay, Dylan!!).  But, now as a professor, he has been able to turn those tables and work with so many other students who were just like him not too many years ago.  Dylan has a keen interest in sports and politics, and he has also found himself utilizing Twitter as a mechanism to engage in meaningful (and fun) conversations about sports, athletes, politics and politicians (see his handle below). But, Dylan has really made a name for himself studying identity and the way identity is shaped, formed and reinforced in a variety of areas--in religion, in politics and even in sports.  When you think about your own role model/s, who comes to mind? When you think about the individuals who influence your own thinking the most about religion or politics, who comes to mind? Dylan breaks this all down for us as he walks us through several studies where he has looked at just that.  Also, fun fact, Daily Dot has called him a "rare, self-aware dude." You have to tune into today's episode to hear how all of that came about. 



Today's conversation is so much fun, and you don't want to miss out on catching up with Dr. Dylan McLemore. 

To follow Dylan on Twitter: @voiceofD

To follow us on Twitter: @ICIRAlabama

Join us today as we catch up with Dr. Dylan McLemore, an assistant professor of public relations at the University of Central Arkansas. As you heard with our last guest, Dylan's path into academia wasn't linear at all and he surely thought I'd be working for ESPN as a baseball analysis and commentator.  As Dylan notes, he never envisioned himself going to graduate school, getting a Ph.D. or certainly working as a professor because he was a 1st generation college student (Yay, Dylan!!).  But, now as a professor, he has been able to turn those tables and work with so many other students who were just like him not too many years ago.  Dylan has a keen interest in sports and politics, and he has also found himself utilizing Twitter as a mechanism to engage in meaningful (and fun) conversations about sports, athletes, politics and politicians (see his handle below). But, Dylan has really made a name for himself studying identity and the way identity is shaped, formed and reinforced in a variety of areas--in religion, in politics and even in sports.  When you think about your own role model/s, who comes to mind? When you think about the individuals who influence your own thinking the most about religion or politics, who comes to mind? Dylan breaks this all down for us as he walks us through several studies where he has looked at just that.  Also, fun fact, Daily Dot has called him a "rare, self-aware dude." You have to tune into today's episode to hear how all of that came about. 



Today's conversation is so much fun, and you don't want to miss out on catching up with Dr. Dylan McLemore. 

To follow Dylan on Twitter: @voiceofD

To follow us on Twitter: @ICIRAlabama

37 min

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