Courtney J. Martin is Director of the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA). Previously, she was deputy director and chief curator of Dia Art Foundation. A scholar of historical and contemporary art, Courtney earned her doctorate in the history of art at Yale, contributing to the YCBA’s award-winning 2007 exhibition, “Art and Emancipation in Jamaica.” Before pursuing her Ph.D., Courtney worked in the media, arts, and culture unit of the Ford Foundation in New York City. Following her doctorate, she conducted research and taught at Vanderbilt University and then joined the faculty of Brown University. In 2015, she received an Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. Born and raised in Nashville, Courtney earned her undergraduate degree at Oberlin College. She currently lives in Woodbridge with her husband James.