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.
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