This post is part of the Meet the ETCL Team series, which introduces the wonderful people who work in the lab and who have worked with us in the past

Photo of Tyler FontenotTyler joined the lab recently as a Graduate Research Assistant, and his main project is creating an annotated bibliography of texts about online research commons. So far, this has involved doing research on the Open Access movement and research commons models.

Tyler is also a student at UVic, and is pursuing an MA in English and Cultural, Social, & Political Thought (CSPT). He is interested in the social life of text, and is writing a thesis about Louisiana Cajun culture and the differences between self-representation and media representation, focusing on Francophone poetry since the 1970s. Tyler was drawn to the CSPT program because of its faculty and its focus on theory, although his own research has shifted away from pure theory and toward applied theory.

Although Tyler hasn’t worked in the lab for too long, he is enjoying working in a lab environment, and especially enjoys our daily tea time, when we take a break and enjoy a cup of tea together.

When he’s not in the lab, Tyler likes to read and write and play guitar. He is also a pinball aficionado, and is excited about the new arcade that just opened in Victoria—Quasar’s in Trounce Alley.