Jillian Fisher is an anthropologist and sports fan hailing from Philadelphia. Growing up with three older brothers, she learned the language of sports at a young age, and has since studied sports culture across the globe.
Jillian has sought to learn the ways sports shape each culture. From hockey night in Canada, baseball in Taiwan, and even soccer in America, sports have a deep impact on society. There is something special that brings people together in victory or defeat, and throughout her travels, Jillian explores and identifies just what their teams and cities mean to the fans:
Why do they paint their chests and stand out in freezing temperatures year after year?
Why are some players worshiped in one city and not in the next?
How does a team reflect the passions and values of its fanbase?
Rooting for the Home Team
Grand Slam of Curling