Cole Rizki is a Latin Americanist and transgender studies scholar whose research examines the entanglements of transgender cultural production and activisms with histories of state violence and terror throughout the Américas. Rizki’s current book project provincializes US-centric histories of state violence, state formation, and identity politics that continue to underwrite the field of transgender studies. He is the co-editor of "Trans Studies en las Américas," a special issue of Transgender Studies Quarterly (TSQ) on Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Trans Studies (May 2019) and the "Translation" special section editor of TSQ. Rizki’s article “Familiar Grammars of Loss and Belonging: Curating Trans Kinship in Post-Dictatorship Argentina” was recently short-listed for the International Association for Visual Culture and the Journal of Visual Culture Early Career Researcher Essay Prize. His work appears or is forthcoming in journals such as TSQ, GLQ, Journal of Visual Culture, and Radical History Review.
“‘No State Apparatus Goes to Bed Genocidal then Wakes up Democratic:’ Fascist State Violence and Transgender Politics in Post-Dictatorship Argentina,” Radical History Review special issue “Fascisms and Antifascisms Since 1945,” forthcoming October 2020.
Short-listed for the International Association for Visual Culture and the Journal of Visual Culture Early Career Researcher Essay Prize
Review of Mapping Memory: Visuality, Affect, and Embodied Politics in the Americas. In special issue, "Views from the Larger Somewhere," Women & Performance, 30:3 (Forthcoming January 2021).
Selected Grants & Awards
Duke University, Versatile Humanists Summer Internship Program, Equality North Carolina, Summer 2019
Duke University, Kenan Institute for Ethics, Graduate Fellow, 2018-2019
Survey of Latin American Literature II
Transgender Studies in the Americas