Tyler Peery

The Fulbright Aberystwyth University Summer Institute on Identity and Nationhood

Tyler was raised in Plainfield, Illinois and is currently a rising junior at Grand Valley State University in Michigan with a major in Elementary Education. Passionate about his role as a preservice teacher, Tyler is an advocate for the students he tutors. He is excited to apply the skills and knowledge gained from this Summer Institute to better serve his current and future students.

As an applied linguistics minor, Tyler is also interested in the relationship between language and identity. Tyler looks forward to gaining an understanding of how people’s perception of their own identity is formed and how politics impacts this perception at Aberystwyth University. This will prepare him to better support and serve people from diverse nationalities and backgrounds different from his own as a teacher of English abroad in the future.

In addition to the academic experiences at the Summer Institute, Tyler is excited to make new friends, explore the beautiful scenery, and enjoy some local bands! Having never traveled to Europe, Tyler is ready to learn more about the culture and history of Wales.