Tracey Rizzo, Ph.D.

Professor of History & Interim Dean of Humanities

Contact Information

  • 251-6315
  • 204 Whitesides Hall

Office Hours

By appointment; please email to make arrangements.


Ph.D. 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