Cole Rizki

Assistant Professor of Spanish
434-924-7543
Office Hours: 
Virtual Meetings Wednesdays 3:00pm-5:00pm

Research Summary

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 TSQGLQ, Journal of Visual Culture, and Radical History Review.

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Education

Ph.D., Duke University, 2020
 
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013
 
B.A., Smith College, 2008

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

“‘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

“Latin/x American Trans Studies: Toward a Travesti-Trans Analytic.” Introduction to special issue, “Trans Studies en las Américas,” TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly 6:2 (May 2019): 145-155.

Edited Volumes

“Trans Studies en las Américas,” Co-editor with Juana María Rodríguez, Denilson Lopes, and Claudia Sofía Garriga-López. TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly 6:2 (May 2019).

Book Reviews

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). 

“Hemispheric Translations,” Review of Translating the Queer: Body Politics and Transnational Conversations. GLQ 25:1 (January 2019): 199-201.

Selected Grants & Awards

Duke University, Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2019-2020
Duke University, Versatile Humanists Summer Internship Program, Equality North Carolina, Summer 2019
Duke University, Kenan Institute for Ethics, Graduate Fellow, 2018-2019
Duke University, Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, Dora Anne Little Service Award, Summer 2018
Duke University, Graduate School, Robert K. Steel Summer Research Award, 2017
Duke University, Service-Learning Program, Service Learning Fellow, 2016-2017
Foreign Language Area Studies Fellow, US Department of Education, 2015-2016
Duke University, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Fellow, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center, 2013-2014
Fulbright Teaching Fellow, US Department of Education, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2010-2011
 

Courses

Undergraduate 

Survey of Latin American Literature II 

Transgender Studies in the Americas

 
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