Liliana Gómez studied philosophy and architecture in Berlin and Paris. With a thesis on modernity in Latin America, she received her PhD from the Freie Universität Berlin and completed her habilitation with a study on the theory and history of photographic archives at the University of Zurich. As a visiting lecturer and researcher she was at Columbia University, Harvard University, NYU, Universidad del Rosario Bogotá and the Orient Institute Beirut, among others. From 2017-2021 she was an SNSF professor at the Art History Institute of the University of Zurich and has since then directed the SNSF-research project "Contested Amnesia and Dissonant Narratives in the Global South" (Swiss National Science Foundation). Her research focuses on contemporary literature, culture and media theory; theory and history of modernity in a global context; theory and history of the archive; aesthetics and postcolonial studies; literature, art and human rights; visual cultures and environmental humanities.