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Christa Acampora
Campus Affiliation: Hunter College
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Emory University
Research Interests
  • Modern and Contemporary European Philosophy
  • Moral Psychology
  • Aesthetics
  • Nietzsche
  • Heidegger
  • Political Theory

Courses Recently Taught

  • Nietzsche (Spring 2010, Spring 2007, Fall 2004)
  • Aesthetics (core) (Spring 2008, Spring 2006)

Representative Publications

Contesting Nietzsche University of Chicago Press, 2013.

Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil: A Reader's Guide, co-authored with Keith Ansell Pearson, London and New York: Continuum, 2011.

“Nietzsche, Agency, and Responsibility: ‘Das Thun ist Alles’,” Journal of Nietzsche Studies 44:2 (summer 2013): 140-156.

"Beholding Nietzsche: Ecce Homo, Fate, and Freedom" in Oxford Handbook of Nietzsche, edited by John Richardson and Kenneth Gemes, Oxford University Press, 2013.

"Forgetting the Subject" in Reading Nietzsche at the Margins, edited by Steven V. Hicks and Alan Rosenberg (West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 2008): 34-56.

"Authorizing Desire: Erotic Poetics and the Aisthesis of Freedom in Morrison and Shange" in Unmaking Race, Remaking Soul: Transformative Aesthetics and the Practice of Freedom, edited by Christa Davis Acampora and Angela Cotten (State University of New York Press, 2007): 32-59.

"Unlikely Illuminations: Nietzsche and Frederick Douglass on Slavery, Power, and Freedom" in Critical Affinities: Reflections on the Convergence of Nietzsche and African-American Thought, edited by Todd Franklin and Jacqueline Scott (State University of New York Press, 2006): 175-202.

"On Sovereignty and Overhumanity: Why it matters how we read Nietzsche's Genealogy II:2" in Critical Essays on the Classics: Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals (2006): 147-162.

"Naturalism and Nietzsche's Moral Psychology," The Blackwell Companion to Nietzsche, edited by Keith Ansell Pearson (Blackwell Publishers, Inc., 2006): 314-333.

"Demos Agonistes Redux: Reflections on the Streit of Political Agonism," in Nietzsche-Studien 32 (2003): 373-389.

"Nietzsche Contra Homer, Socrates, and Paul" in Journal of Nietzsche Studies, 24 (Fall 2002).

Editor of four books:

Unmaking Race, Remaking Soul: Transformative Aesthetics and the Practice of Freedom, co-edited with Angela Cotten. State University of New York Press, 2007.

Cultural Sites Of Critical Insight: Philosophy, Aesthetics, And African- And Native-American Women's Writings, co-edited with Angela Cotten. State University of New York Press, 2007.

Critical Essays on the Classics: Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2006.

A Nietzschean Bestiary: Becoming Animal Beyond Docile and Brutal, co-edited with Ralph R. Acampora. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2004.

Editor of Journal of Nietzsche Studies

Acampora is currently engaged in research on the intersection of evolutionary ethics and aesthetics.