Charmaine Branch studies modern and contemporary art of the African Diaspora in the Americas with an emphasis on archival research, Black feminist theory, and collective artistic practice. She holds an M.A. in Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies from Columbia University and a B.A. in Art History from Vassar College. In 2019, Charmaine received the President’s Fellowship for Graduate Studies. Before joining the Department of Art and Archaeology, Charmaine worked as a Curatorial Fellow at The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City assisting with multiple exhibitions. During the 2020 academic year she served as a McCrindle Curatorial Intern at the Princeton University Art Museum and a Research Assistant with the Lewis Center for the Arts.