Upon completing a BA in English Literature and a second BA in Spanish at the University of Central Florida in 2003, Tyler Fisher 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 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 in the Aris and Phillips Hispanic Classics series.
He has presented research papers by invitation at the universities of Cambridge, Coimbra, Glasgow, and UCL.