Cole Rizki

Position title: Assistant Professor


Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese
444 New Cabell Hall
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400777
Charlottesville, VA 22904
Pronouns: he/him/his

Cole Rizki is assistant professor of Latin American Studies in the Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese at the University of Virginia. Grounded in transgender and Latin American Studies, his research examines transgender politics and cultural production throughout the Americas. He is a co-editor of “Trans Studies en las Américas,” a special issue of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, vol. 6, no. 2 (May 2019) on Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Trans Studies. His writing appears in or is forthcoming with journals such as TSQGLQRadical History Review and Journal of Visual Culture, among others. He holds a Ph.D. in Literature with a Certificate in Feminist Theory from Duke University and an M.A. in Spanish with a Certificate in Visual Culture Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.