Camille Richert graduated in contemporary history from the École Normale Supérieure in Lyon (2013). Her first research project within the sphere of social history looked at women workers in the inter-war years. Following a period at the École du Louvre, in 2016 she embarked on a doctoral thesis under the supervision of Laurence Bertrand-Dorléac at Sciences Po Paris, where she teaches history at the Collège universitaire. Her research focuses on representations of work in art since 1968. In the vein of a social history of art, her work connects art history to history, anthropology and sociology, in order to weave a visual history of gestures and emotions related to work, from the decline of Western political ideologies to the present day.
Camille Richert has also worked as an editor at Lafayette Anticipations – Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette (2014–2018), where she was in charge of publishing the institution’s first books, and where she also coordinated the ReSource project, a tool for documenting contemporary art production. As an art critic, she regularly collaborates with various public and private institutions as well as magazines.