As doctoral student in the Art History department, Cyle studies art and architectural history as it relates to queer history and theory. He is particularly interested working with the visual materials of transgender history and culture. Mining medical archives, self-published literature and the archives of well known photographers and artists, he investigates how visual materials have shaped current attitudes about transgender people and contemporary trans* identities.
Cyle holds an MA in art history from the University of California - Riverside, where he wrote his masters thesis on the work W-120301 by artist Sarah Oppenheimer that is permanently installed at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Cyle is also a practicing artist. He received an MFA in interdisciplinary studio art from the Mount Royal School of art at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and he has taught studio art and design courses at Towson and George Mason Universities. He earned his BA in liberal arts from Bennington College.