BA, Stanford University; MA and PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
Research Interests: African American literature and culture; nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature; disability studies; critical race theory; performance studies; and popular culture
Dennis Tyler has published work on African American literature and culture, disability studies, performance studies, and popular culture, and his essays and reviews have appeared in African American Review, Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies, Gender: Space, The Feminist Wire, Oxford Bibliographies, American Literary History Online Review, and elsewhere. His first book, Disabilities of Color, is forthcoming from New York University Press. His work has been recognized with grants and fellowships from the Ford Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Social Science Research Council, and the University of Virginia’s Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies. He has taught courses on Oprah’s Book Club, African American autobiography, Black disability studies, Black women novelists, and the First Amendment right to protest.