Tyler is a PhD candidate in political science at UCLA and will begin as a postdoctoral fellow with the SURGE Lab at Washington University St. Louis in Fall 2020. His work examines the causes and political consequences of racial attitudes and has been published in American Political Science Review, British Journal of Political Science, Public Opinion Quarterly, Comparative Political Studies, Political Psychology, Political Research Quarterly, and others. 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.

Tyler is also the project coordinator for the Nationscape Survey (Democracy Fund + UCLA), Co-PI on the ongoing Multi-Wave National Panel Study of COVID-19, and co-author of the weekly COVID-19 Tracking Brief.