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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.


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


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