Naima J. Keith is an Assistant Curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem where she has recently organized ‘Collected. Ritual’ (2011), ‘John Outterbridge: The Rag Factory’ (2011) and acted as institutional curator of the multi-venue collaboration ‘Caribbean: Crossroads of the World’ (2012). She comes to the Studio Museum from a position as Curatorial Fellow at the Hammer Museum, where, from 2008 - 2011, worked closely with curator Kellie Jones on ‘Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980’. Keith received a BA from Spelman College in 2003 and an MA in art history at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2005. Her essays have been featured in publications for The Studio Museum in Harlem and the University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara. She began her curatorial career in 2003 as an intern at the Studio Museum, and has worked at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and LAXART, where she curated ‘Nicole Miller: The Conductor’ (2009). She has taught at the University of Missouri, Loyola Marymount University, and the University of California, Santa Barbara.