Tyler Hook is a joint doctoral student in Cultural Anthropology and Educational Policy Studies. His research examines the intersections of race/racism, capitalism, education, and international development. His dissertation critically analyzes the corporatization and financialization of education and social reform, and how new technologies and (re)new(ed) logics are transforming educational spaces, community engagement, labor, governance, and community views of corporate and state actors in West Africa.
Tyler holds an M.A. in International Educational Development from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MSc in Africa and International Development from the University of Edinburgh. Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked as a teacher in the United States, Burundi, Thailand, and Japan, as a teacher development facilitator with the Peace Corps in Malawi, and as an Educational Development Specialist at UNESCO-IICBA. His research has been supported through a Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF), a Holtz Center Travel Award, an Institute for Regional and International Studies Graduate Research Award, several Foreign Language and Areas Studies Fellowships (Koloqua and Kpelle), and a West African Research Association Pre-Dissertation Fellowship.