Tyler J. Goldberger
Ph.D. Student (ABD)
Current Research: Historical memory, America in the World, transnationalism and human rights
Tyler J. Goldberger is a fourth-year History PhD Candidate specializing in historical memory. His research interests surround sites of memory, transnationalism, and human rights in the United States, Spain, and Latin America in the 20th and 21st centuries. His dissertation uncovers how United States non-state activists progressed human rights discourse by speaking out against the crimes and repression committed by Francisco Franco and his regime during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and subsequent dictatorship (1939-1975). Tyler has extensive experience working in memory studies throughout the United States, Spain, Israel, Guatemala, Germany, and Poland. A practitioner of innovative pedagogy and public history, Tyler has participated in numerous collaborative seminars, including this year's Sawyer Seminar hosted at UVA entitled "Reimagining the American Landscape: Race and the Future of Public History."
Tyler received his M.A. from William & Mary (2020) and B.A. in History and Spanish from Duke University (2019), graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude. Some of his recent scholarship has appeared in Space and Culture, H-Diplo, and Zócalo Public Square. He also serves as the Special Collections Research Center Instruction and Research Associate at Swem Library.