Christine Rizzi

Teaching Faculty I
Teaching Faculty I

Contact Information

Office Location
Bellamy Building

Christine Rizzi was raised in Gainesville, FL. She attended Flagler College in St. Augustine, earning B.A. degrees in both History and Philosophy in 2010. She enrolled at the University of Mississippi for her graduate studies, earning her M.A. in 2012 and her Ph.D. in April of 2019, specializing in the history of the U.S. South, Native American history, African American history, and the creation of race and gender in Western Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries. Her manuscript, Permitted to Roam at Large: Mobility and the American Colonization of Florida, 1810s-1890s, is currently under contract with University Press of Florida, with an anticipated release date in 2025. The book explores how white settlers, Black people, and Native Floridians used mobility to understand and grapple with the American conquest of the Florida peninsula. Her new research will focus on mobility, canoes, and tourism in the Native South. Rizzi was a finalist for the Excellence in Graduate Teaching award at the University of Mississippi and is certified by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE). When she is not in the classroom with her amazing students, she can be found exploring breweries and parks with her husband, Andrew, and their Cocker Spaniel, Binx.

Research Interests

U.S. South, Florida, Mobility, Native American History, African American History