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Graduate Student (Ph.D. Candidate)

Kendall WinterKendall Winter is a Ph.D. candidate from coastal Maine. She completed her M.A. in musicology at Tufts University and earned B.A. degrees in music and classics from Colby College (Waterville, ME). Her dissertation in progress is entitled “Suffragist and Antisuffragist Music and Sound in the United States, 1867 – 1920.” Therein, she interprets pro-suffrage musical idioms, lyrics, performative modes, and sonic signifiers of whiteness and other privileges based on class, education, and citizenship as a problematic, albeit effective, answer to the racism, classism, xenophobia, and sexism that characterized the musical and lyrical choices of the opposition. Her dissertation research has received generous financial support from the American Musicological Society, the Society for American Music, and, at UNC-Chapel Hill, the Graduate School, Music Department, and Graduate and Professional Student Government. She has had the privilege of presenting her research at numerous conferences, including national meetings of the Society for American Music (2020) and American Musicological Society (2022). Outside of research and teaching, Kendall is enthusiastic about service and engagement, holding a number of volunteer, elected, and appointed positions in academic, professional, and community settings.

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