Juliet Winter

Juliet Winter is a PhD candidate and Associate Lecturer at the University of Winchester. Her PhD thesis examines constructs of racial and gendered identity in the contemporary U.S., drawing upon transatlantic feminist scholarship and critical race theory in its analysis of representations of race and gender in American popular culture, politics and sport. Her recent research and publications have considered the cultural significance of Beyoncé and her 2016 visual album, Lemonade, in relation to contemporary debates surrounding intersectionality, feminism and representation. Alongside her PhD research, Juliet teaches on the University of Winchester’s American Studies programme and is a Senior Researcher in Learning and Teaching Development.


On 12 February 2016, Beyoncé performed songs from her visual album Lemonade at the Grammy Awards ceremony. The performance rearticulated the themes of black womanhood and motherhood explored on the album.


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