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Research Focused Projects


Mapping Female Impersonators in Billboard’s and Variety’s Archives
“Mapping Female Impersonators in Billboard’s and Variety’s Archives” was funded through a Connect New York (CNY) research grant in Summer 2018. With this funding, I was able to begin creating a dataset that linked drag and “pansy” performers in New York City to burlesque theatres and nightclubs in the 1920s–30s. The research was primarily based on the archives of Billboard and Variety as they exist in their entire runs in ProQuest’s Entertainment Archive database. I also started mapping theatres and other venues where such performers regularly appeared.
Dataset: Early Traces of Female Impersonation
Boylesque Tweet Map
Routes of Burlesque


Process Entertainment Archive Results
Process TAGS
Instagram analysis package
Twitter analysis package