Robert Tyler

Name: Robert Llewellyn Tyler, Lecturer

Course:Worlds of History

Educational Background: Ph.D.,   University of Melbourne (History)

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Office:GEH C415             Email Address: rtyler@kean.edu

Tyler’s main area of research interest has been migration from Wales and the subsequent emerging forms of identity in diasporic communities. More specifically, he has focused on the nature of Welsh immigrant groups as they existed in and interacted with the wider community in nineteenth and twentieth century USA and Australia. He has considered the continuation, modification and decline of discernible ethno-linguistic communities and while the focus has been primarily on Welsh migrants, this research has enabled comparisons to be made with other UK and European groups.
Tyler is the author of numerous published articles, most recently in Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies (2016), Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains (2015), Vermont History (2015) and Missouri Historical Review (2014). A further article appeared in the UK journal, Welsh History Review, in June, 2016 and an article on the Welsh migrant community in San Francisco has been accepted for publication in California History later this year. His first book, The Welsh in an Australian Gold Town: Ballarat, Victoria, 1850-1900, was published by the University of Wales Press in 2010 and a second book, Wales and the American Dream, was published last year by Cambridge Scholars. He is currently working on a third book, a consideration of the Welsh community in Pittsburgh, PA.