Cole Rizki

Assistant Professor of Spanish

New Cabell Hall 457

Office Hours: Virtual Meetings Wednesdays 3:00pm-5:00pm
Specialties:

Archives & Print Culture Literature Translation Race & Ethnicity Art Gender & Sexuality Cultural Studies Comparative Studies

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 in journals such as TSQGLQJournal of Visual Culture, and Radical History Review.

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.

“Familiar Grammars of Loss and Belonging: Curating Trans Kinship in Post-Dictatorship Argentina,” Journal of Visual Culture special issue “New Work in Transgender Art and Visual Culture Studies,” Journal of Visual Culture 19:2 (August 2020): 197-211.

  • 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 ConversationsGLQ 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 

Transgender Studies in the Americas

Queer Theory and Cultural Production in the Americas

Survey of Latin American Literature II 

Graduate

Transgender Studies in the Americas