John Vincent, Ph.D., (Florida State, 2000) is a Professor and Graduate Coordinator of the Sport Management program in the Department of Kinesiology at The University of Alabama. He teaches sport management, sport sociology, and sport marketing. His main research focus is on how media discourses shape, (re)produce, and reflect issues of national identity, gender, and race in the context of major international sporting events.

Most recently Dr. Vincent has published several papers that have examined how newspaper narratives and images about major international sporting events, such as the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup, become arenas where ideologies linking country and culture are (re)produced and contested in national identity politics. He has over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals and chapters in academic textbooks. His scholarly contributions were recently recognized when he was selected for the University of Alabama College of Education 2014 McCrory Faculty Research Excellence Award.