Lecturer in Languages, Culture and Society, UCL

Tyler Fisher is a lecturer at UCL's School of European Languages, Culture and Society, and a visiting scholar and advisor at Soran University, Iraqi Kurdistan, from where he has published on the region's history.

Upon completing a BA in English Literature and a second BA in Spanish at the University of Central Florida in 2003, he became the first student from UCF to attain a Rhodes Scholarship. This enabled him to pursue graduate studies at Magdalen College, University of Oxford, where his Master’s and doctoral research concerned metaliterary devices and theology in late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Spanish poetry.

He was subsequently Queen Sofía Research Fellow and Lecturer in Spanish at Exeter College, Oxford (2008-2011).

Dr Fisher’s ongoing research projects include a study of autobiographical testimonies from inquisitional procesos, an analysis of microcuentos by the present-day author José María Merino, and studies of Kurdish oral history and Yezidi folklore.

His translation of José Martí’s Ismaelillo was published in 2007, and his translation of a sixteenth-century manual for Spanish inquisitors is forthcoming as The Inquisitor’s Handbook, Liverpool University Press.

He has presented research papers by invitation at the universities of Cambridge, Coimbra, Glasgow, and Arizona.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer of Hispanic Studies, Royal Holloway
  • 2014–present
    Lecturer in Peninsular Spanish Literary Studies, University College London

Education

  • 2010 
    University of Oxford, D.Phil., Medieval and Modern Languages
  • 2005 
    University of Oxford, M.Phil., European Literature