Lorena Rizzo is an associate researcher and lecturer at the Center for African Studies, and the Principal Investigator in a project entitled Aesthetics from the Margins. She is a historian of Namibia and South Africa, with a special interest in visual history and theory, gender history, and aesthetics in the colony and postcolony. She was the Oppenheimer Fellow at the Hutchins Center at Harvard University in 2016/17; an associate fellow at the Center for African Studies at Harvard University in 2015/16; a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Bielefeld 2013/14; and a visiting scholar in the Center for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town 2011/2013. She is currently preparing a book manuscript for publication entitled Shades of Empire. Photography & History in Colonial Southern Africa (forthcoming Routledge 2019).