Charmaine Branch is a Ph.D. candidate in the Princeton University Department of Art & Archaeology studying art of the African Diaspora with an focus on Black feminist literature and theory. Her dissertation combines ethical archival research with histories of collective artistic practice in the 20th century. In 2019, Charmaine received the President’s Fellowship for Graduate Studies. 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. Charmaine previously worked as a Curatorial Fellow at The Studio
Museum in Harlem and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. She is frequently in conversation with contemporary artists and has contributed to several art publications.