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J. Tyler Campbell

Doctoral Candidate

Teaching Assistant

College of Arts and Sciences: Religious Studies


Email: J. Tyler Campbell
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  • MTS, University of Waterloo, Conrad Grebel University College
  • B.A., Religion, Bluffton University.


Tyler Campbell is a doctoral candidate in theology who specializes in medical ethics and disability studies. His masters thesis, defended at the University of Waterloo in 2016, examined the implications of Gregory of Nyssa's view of the body for the contemporary discourse on disability. In addition to his theological research Tyler has worked in a variety of settings as a case manager and in support roles with individuals with developmental disabilities.

Dissertation Title: "Disability Care and the Labor of Friendship" 

Advisor: Jana M. Bennett

Readers: Meghan Henning, Kelly Johnson, Vincent Miller, Brian Brock (University of Aberdeen)

Scholarly Publications and Presentations


"Sunshine Inc. and Little Flower Catholic Parish: Ecumenism in the Contemporary Group Home." Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre Graduate Student Conference, Toronto, Ontario, June 2018

"The Perfect Bodily Life: Perception and Expression in Gregory of Nyssa and Maurice Merleau-Ponty." American Academy of Religion Midwest Region, Muncie, Indiana, March 2017.

“Understanding Unity: Disability and Byzantine Theological Anthropology.” American Academy of Religion Eastern International Region, Montreal, Quebec, May 2015.