Charmaine Branch studies modern and contemporary art of the African Diaspora in the Americas with an emphasis on archival research, collective artistic practice, and Black feminist theory. She is also pursuing an African American Studies Graduate Certificate and is currently the Programming Coordinator for Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism. Charmaine holds an M.A. in Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies from Columbia University and a B.A. in Art History from Vassar College. Before joining the department, she worked as a Curatorial Fellow at The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Charmaine has contributed to several art publications and is frequently in conversation with contemporary artists.