Kalle Westerling is a Ph.D. Candidate in Theatre and Performance at The Graduate Center, CUNY, where he works on a dissertation about the history and aesthetics of male-identified bodies in 20th-century burlesque and 21st-century boylesque. He currently also coordinates two projects. First, the NEH-funded project “Expanding Communities of Practice,” aimed at helping to create infrastructure for digital humanities across several higher education institutions across the U.S. Secondly, The Graduate Center’s Program Social Media Fellows where he develops, models, and promotes strategies to foster community engagement with the academic and scholarly work of the institution.

Photo: Mario Longhi, 2018.