Tyler is a PhD candidate in political science at UCLA. His work examines the causes and political consequences of racial attitudes and has been published in The American Political Science Review, Public Opinion Quarterly, Comparative Political Studies, Political Psychology, Political Research Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, The Forum, and Aztlán. He has also published in popular outlets including the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post Monkey Cage, Huffington Post, New York Daily News, National Journal, and The Hill.