Edward Hirt, professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington, is available to provide expert perspective on the global outpouring of emotion following the death of basketball legend and pop culture icon Kobe Bryant.

Hirt studies the dynamics of social identity and allegiance, particularly the relationship between fans and their favorite athletes and teams. He has been quoted by numerous national media outlets on a variety of topics related to sports psychology.

Contact Darrin Pack at [email protected] to arrange an interview with Hirt. He is available during normal business hours.