Tyson’s research investigates how social movements imagine political alternatives and impact institutional outcomes. Drawing on multiple methods of data collection in his work, he is interested in how we can integrate comparative social science with the humanities in the classroom. His work has received support from the National Science Foundation and was awarded a Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Dissertation Award by the American Sociological Association. Tyson’s writing has appeared in The International Journal of Comparative Sociology, Labor History, and Contemporary Sociology.
At the Kevorkian Center, Tyson also works on Public K-12 education outreach. He was previously an Associate Research Scholar at Princeton University and a Faculty Fellow at New York University. He has worked in public-policy research and with community organizations, nonprofits, and labor unions. He received his BA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, MA from New York University, and PhD from the University of California, Irvine in Sociology.
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