Tyler's work is primarily concerned with the creation of affective publics through activism, art, and literature. He uses qualitative methods to understand how art and discourse produce what Raymond Williams referred to as "structures of feeling." Current projects he is working on are concerned with as diverse topics as public homoeroticism, vaporwave, and radical leftwing activism.

A second year student, Tyler's work has been accepted for presentation at conferences such as the International Communication Association. He is an alumnus of the University of Colorado Boulder, where he graduated magna cum laude while simultaneously serving as an Executive of one of the country's largest student unions. He later received an M.A. from the University of Chicago, where he wrote a thesis examining self-expression and identitarian politics on Tumblr. Prior to his doctoral studies, Tyler worked on political campaigns for nearly a decade.