Chandra Marshall


My interest in museums, archives and art stems from my love of history. A few years ago, I spent a summer interning at the Library Company of Philadelphia where I was able to explore a historical city and study an interesting political movement of free African Americans relocating to Haiti. This piqued my interest in studying narratives of enslavement and freedom from Caribbean perspectives. I am also interested in the the narratives and legacies of slavery and colonialism outside of the Americas, particularly in Francophone Africa, and Europe. Prior to Brown, I spent time as an instructor in both the United States and France where I developed curriculum that stressed the importance of historical inquiry and self reflection. I am an emerging craftivist, and hope to take advantage of my proximity to RISD to further incorporate the arts into my studies.