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Lars Dzikus, PhD

KRS_0973

 

Associate Professor
Socio-Cultural Studies
HPER 335
865-974-0451
ldzikus@utk.edu

COURSES TAUGHT

RSM 335 Socio-Cultural Foundations of Sport & Recreation
RSM 337 Women in Sport: An International Perspective
SPST 504 History & Sociology of International Sport
SPST 507 History of Sport in America
SPST 515 Social Theories of Sport
SPST 542 Sociological Aspects of Sport

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Sport and globalization (e.g., diffusion of American football to Europe)
  • Sport and religion (e.g., collegiate sport chaplains)
  • Sport and violence (e.g., sexual abuse in youth sport)

EDUCATION

Undergraduate Exercise Science Universität Hamburg, Germany
MA Cultural Studies in Sport The Ohio State University (1998)
PhD Cultural Studies in Sport The Ohio State University (2005)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Dzikus is a member of the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) and the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS). He has published in Sportwissenschaft, Journal of Sport and Social Issues, and The Sport Psychologist, among others. Dzikus serves as the department’s Director of Graduate Studies. He has received the Chancellor’s Excellence in Teaching Award (2018), the department’s George F. Brady Teaching Award (2012), was a finalist for the Chancellor’s Excellence in Teaching Award (2008), and received the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award from the American Association for Higher Education (2005). Dzikus has assisted German professional soccer teams visiting the United States as a translator and liaison. The teams included Hamburg SV, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, FC Nürnberg, and the women’s national team of Germany.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

RECENT PUBLICATIONS IN REFEREED JOURNALS

Dubinsky, Y., & Dzikus, L. (2019) Israel’s strategic and tactical use of the 2017 Maccabiah Games for nation branding and public diplomacy. Journal of Applied Sport Management. 11, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.18666/JASM-2019-V11-I1-9170

Dubinsky, Y., & Dzikus, L. (2018). The Impact of Operation Protective Edge on Israel’s sports diplomacy. The International Journal of Sport and Society, 10(1), 21-37. doi.org/10.18848/2152-7857/CGP/v10i01/21-37

Dubinsky, Y., & Dzikus, L. (2018). Israel’s country image in the 2016 Olympic Games. Journal of Place Branding and Public Diplomacy. doi: 10.1057/s41254-018-0105-y

Taylor, E. A., Johnson, A. J., Hardin, R., & Dzikus, L. (2018). Kinesiology Students’ Perceptions of Ambivalent Sexism. NASPA Journal about Women in Higher Education, 11(3), 233-246.doi: 10.1080/19407882.2017.1423080

Dzikus L., & Dubinsky Y. (2018). Virtual Patriot Games: American Football in the Times, 1888-1910The International Journal of the History of Sport, 34, 1179-1197. DOI: 10.1080/09523367.2018.1436542

Dzikus L., & Dubinsky Y. (2018). Virtual Patriot Games: American Football in the Times, 1888-1910The International Journal of the History of Sport, 34, 1179-1197. DOI: 10.1080/09523367.2018.1436542

Dzikus, L. (2017). [Review of the book Living out of bounds: The male athlete’s everyday life, by Steven J. Overman]. Journal of Sport History, 44, 494-495.

Dzikus, L., Smith, A. B. & Evans, J. W. (2017). “What it means to be a ‘Lady’”: Defending the “Lady Vols” nickname and logo. Sociology of Sport Journal. 34(1), 35-45.

Dzikus L. (2017). Amerika: The Super Bowl and German imagination. The International Journal of the History of Sport, 34(1-2), 81-100.

PUBLICATIONS IN EDITED VOLUMES

Dzikus, L., & Love, A. (2018). The Globalization of American sport. In B. Austin and P. Grundy (Eds.), Why and how to study sport history (pp. forthcoming). Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press.

Dzikus, L. (2018). American football in Europe. In G. Gems and G. Pfister (Eds.), Football: An American obsession (pp. forthcoming). Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing.

Fisher, L. A., & Dzikus, L. (2017). Bullying in sport and performance psychology. In E. Acevedo (Ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology (pp. 1-24). New York: Oxford University Press. DOI:10.1093/acrefore/9780190236557.013.169

Waller, S., Hardin, R., Dzikus, L., & Bemiller, J. (2016). Finding the right key: An examination of global sport chaplaincy credentialing models and their implications for credentialing sport chaplains in the U.S. In A. Parker, N. J. Watson, and J. B. White (Eds.). Sport chaplaincy: Trends, issues and debates (pp. 146-157). Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

Wrisberg, C. A., & Dzikus, L. (2016). Sport psychology in the United States: A historical examination of two persistent tensions. In R. J. Schinke, K. R. McGannon & B. Smith (Eds.), The Routledge international handbook of sport psychology (pp. 20-35). New York: Routledge