Tracey Rizzo, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Professor of History
204 Whitesides Hall, CPO 2830


PhD University of Oregon, 1992

Teaching and Research Interests

Gender and Empire, Videogaming through world history, French Revolution, European Women's History, Environmental Feminism

Curriculum Vitae


  • Introduction: Teaching Gender and Empire Special Issue, World History Connected 15.3 (October 2018), (I also served as guest editor for this special issue)  
  • Introduction: Gender and Empire Special Issue, Journal of World History 28.2 and 3 (December 2017), (I also served as guest editor for this double issue)
  • Ecofeminist community-engaged learning in southern Appalachia: An introduction to strategic essentialism in the first year of college, Journal of Environmental Education, forthcoming (December 2017)
  • Intimate Empires: Body, Race, and Gender in the Modern World (co-author Steven Gerontakis), Oxford University Press, 2016
  • A Certain Emancipation of Women, Susquehanna Univ Press, 2005
  • The French Revolution: A document collection, Houghton Mifflin, 1999

Recent Conference Presentations and Memberships

  • American Historical Association
  • Berkshire Conference on Women in History
  • National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
  • National Women's Studies Association
  • Society for French Historical Studies
  • World History Association


  • AVID advisory committee
  • Commissioner, Historic Resources Commission, City of Asheville
  • Founding member, first-generation college student task force
  • H-France Scholars' Registry Administrator
  • Member, Cengage/Gale Women's Studies Archive editorial board
  • Member, Academic Affairs Strategic Planning Team

Courses Regularly Taught

  • Age of Enlightenment
  • Environmental Feminism
  • European Feminisms
  • French Revolution
  • Gender and Empire
  • Women and Imperialism
  • Women and the Environment
  • Humanities 324; the Modern World
  • World Civilizations