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Carson, Tyler

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B.A., & M.A. Women and Gender Studies, University of Toronto

Research Interests
Tyler tracks the development and formation of queer sexuality in childhood, with a keen interest in the psyhic symptopms of narcissism, depression and melancholia. He often turns to the genres of autobiography and memoir to illuminate the psyhic coordinates operant in the lifelong process of learning how to survive, and hopefully one day even live, as a queer subject in the social world.

Biographical Notes

Tyler Carson is a Ph.D. student in Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. He was awarded a four year doctoral fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to support his studies at Rutgers. Tyler holds an B.A and M.A. degree in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Toronto.

Beyond teaching in the academy, Tyler has been employed as a yoga, tennis, and swimming instructor.


2017-20 Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (declined)

2017-21 Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

2016-17 Rutgers Excellence Fellowship, School of Arts and Sciences

2014-15 Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

University of Toronto Fellowship, Women and Gender Studies Institute

Mary H. Beatty Fellowship, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto

2012-14 University of Toronto Excellence Award in the Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Science (3 summers)

Activism & Community Engagement Awards

2017 Semifinalist, The Point Foundation – National LGBT Fellowship

2014 Rainbow Triangle Alumni Award, Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies

2014 Regents Participation Award, Victoria College, University of Toronto

2012 LGBTOUT Leadership Award, Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies

2011 Toronto Police LGBT Youth Justice Bursary, Toronto Police LGBT CCC

Jeremy Dias Scholarship for LGBTQ Activism, Jer’s Vision, Ottawa ON

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