Alyssa Woods

University of Guelph

Dr. Woods studies popular music, especially race, gender, and politics in hip-hop music and culture. She has recently explored the trend of female artists who have appropriated and re-imagined the “booty video.”

Employing strategies of parody and hyperbole, artists such as Beyoncé, Lily Allen and Nicki Minaj have reclaimed the discourse surrounding the female body from within the hyper-masculine norms of hip-hop culture.