Kalle Westerling is a Ph.D. Candidate in Theatre and Performance and a Futures Initiative Graduate Fellow at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and Director of HASTAC Scholars, a vibrant student network within The Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC). Currently, he is completing his dissertation on the history and aesthetics of male-identified bodies in 20th-century burlesque and 21st-century boylesque, “The Roots and Routes of Boylesque: Queering Male Striptease and Burlesque in New York City from 1930s Golden Age Burlesque to the New York Boylesque Festival in the 2010s.”

Photo: Mario Longhi, 2016.

You can meet me here:

February 17: Queer Internet Studies Symposium, Philadelphia, PA

March 14–April 18: The Age of Promiscuity, New York, NY

April 21–22: Annual Boylesque Festival, Seattle, WA

April 27: Annual Booth Award (awarded to Taylor Mac), New York, NY

May 11: Approaching Dance, New York, NY

June 1–4: Burlesque Hall of Fame, Las Vegas, NV

June 5–11: Digital Humanities Summer Institute, Victoria, Canada

July 20: Fierce! International Queer Burlesque Festival, Pittsburgh, PA

August 3–6: Spectacle: Balancing Education, Theory, and Praxis, Las Vegas, NV

Upcoming classes:

Spring 2017: Dramatic Vision and Form, Villanova University (Jan 19–May 4)

June 2017: Intersections of DH and LGBTTIQ+ Studies, part of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, Victoria, Canada, June 11.

Summer 2017: An Introduction to American Burlesque, New York University (July 3–August 13)