Markus Wurzer is a PhD candidate at the Department of History at the University of Graz. His PhD thesis focuses on Italy's colonial Enterprise against Ethiopia (1935-1941) in visual culture and family memory. Drawing on the photographs of Italy's German-speaking soldiers from the province of Bolzano/Bozen as a case study, it explores private photographic practices, the construction and diffusion of colonial and fascist visual culture, and follows its persisting traces in family memory until today. His research interests include visual culture studies, (post-)colonial studies, memory studies, microhistory, Italian colonial history, and World War One.
For more Information on his research project see: https://www.visual-history.de/project/italian-colonialism-in-visual-culture-and-family-memory/