• Research Interests: Queer theory, Childhood studies, Sex panics, Psychoanalysis, American studies
  • Education: B.A., & M.A. Women and Gender Studies, University of Toronto


Tyler’s research examines the imbricated histories of child sex panics and modern gay rights in the United States from the late 1970s to the current day. His research seeks to demonstrate that the rhetorical force of child protectionism is part and parcel of a larger American cultural anxiety about the status of the white nuclear family.