Tyler J. Goldberger is a fifth-year History PhD candidate and public historian specializing in historical memory. His research interests surround sites of memory, transnationalism, and human rights in the United States and Spain in the 20th and 21st centuries. His dissertation, tentatively entitled, “‘These memories cannot be wiped’: Remembering, Forgetting, and Silencing the Spanish Civil War and Francisco Franco’s Dictatorship in the United States, 1937-1962,” examines how different sectors of the American population cared about Spain over the course of the mid-twentieth century, including the interweaving memories of those in the United States raising awareness, funds, and support for Spanish Republican exiles and against Franco Spain. Tyler’s research has been generously supported by the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library, New York Public Library, Duke University Human Rights Archive, and Charles E. Scheidt Teaching & Research Grant for Atrocity Prevention, among others.
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 Research and Instruction Associate at Swem Library.