Tyler Hiebert is a product of the Midwest, where he received his MA and BA with honors at Wichita State University. Interdisciplinary work has always attracted Tyler; he's studied communication, philosophy, history, religion, and literature at the graduate level. His research focuses on rhetoric, social movements, Truth and Reconciliation Commissions and discourses surrounding Indigenous and oppressed communities. Before pursuing his Ph.D, Tyler was an avid motorcyclist, antique collector and activist.