Kathleen Rizy is Language Lecturer of French. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in French from the University of Tennessee and a Ph.D. in Romance Languages from the University of Georgia.
Rizy’s dissertation, “Nature and Displacement: An Ecocritical Approach to Five Works by Marie Darrieussecq,” examined how selected works by Darrieussecq address societal issues related to the current ecological crisis. Her research interests include contemporary French literature, ecocriticism, feminism, and animal studies. She has been an external reader for the South Atlantic Review and has presented her research at several conferences, such as Women in French, the Southeast Coastal Conference on Languages and Literatures, and the South Atlantic Modern Language Association
Prior to joining NYU, Rizy held a position as a French language instructor at the University of Georgia, where she assisted with coordination of the French language program. She has been recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award for Graduate Students.