Ph.D. Student in Theatre and Futures Initiative Fellow
Kalle Westerling is a performance and theatre scholar, currently working on two dissertations, one for Stockholm University in Sweden on the formation of the Swedish brand of drag show. His other dissertation project, for The Graduate Center, CUNY in New York City, concerns male-identified bodies in 20th century burlesque and boylesque. He also co-directs the Scholars project for the The Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC). He is on the Board of Directors for The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, as well as the board of Swedish Performance Studies-focused publishing house STUTS.
He has held fellowships from Thord-Gray Memorial Fund (the American-Scandinavian Foundation) and The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education. His first book, on the Swedish drag group After Dark, was published in 2006. He has worked together with Tiina Rosenberg on a project examining the diva cult around Zarah Leander, and lectured at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts and Stockholm City Theatre. He has also been a performer as part of Sweden’s first young queer theatre company KUNQ.
Read his full CV at http://www.westerling.nu