Lorenzo Maselli (°1996) is a FWO - fundamental research PhD fellow (main institution: UGent; partner institutions: UMons, ILCAA, ISP Gombe). Lorenzo's main interests lie within the fields of acoustic phonetics, articulation, phonological theory and typology, language documentation and African linguistics. After obtaining a BA degree in Italian studies from Università degli Studi di Padova (partner institution: Scuola Galileiana di Studi Superiori), Lorenzo moved to Pisa to study at the Scuola Normale Superiore (taking classes in phonetics and general linguistics). During this time, Lorenzo had the opportunity to do fieldwork in Ethiopia and take classes at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and at the University of California - Davis (LSA 70th Summer Institute). After graduating, Lorenzo moved to Paris for a year as an invited researcher at LLACAN, focussing on the phonetics of some Nigerian and Ethiopian varieties. Lorenzo is now working on the phonetic documentation of NW Bantu varieties spoken in the Southern Congolian forest-savannah mosaic.