Christa Acampora

Professor and Deputy Provost for Academic Affairs

Department of Philosophy

Office: Administration Building 410

Phone: 404-727-7573


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Office of the Provost

Emory University
201 Dowman Dr.

Atlanta, GA 30322


  • PhD, Emory University
  • B.A., Hollins University


Acampora’s research and teaching focus on modern European philosophy, aesthetics, and moral psychology. She is author, co-author, or editor of seven books, and has published dozens of articles and book chapters. Most recently, her Contesting Nietzsche (University of Chicago Press) was translated into Portuguese and published with new material (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Press, 2018).

For ten years, she served as the Executive Editor of the Journal of Nietzsche Studies. Acampora was previously funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, leading an institutional grant that engaged the broader public in philosophical discussion about experiences of war using classic and contemporary sources from the humanities, social sciences, and medical literatures.

Currently, she is writing a book that develops a conceptual framework for analyses of moral transformation, injury, and repair. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory, Acampora taught at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center. Before leaving Hunter, she was the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Research.

At Emory, she is Deputy Provost for Academic Affairs, serving as the chief deputy to the provost and as a strategic thought partner for stewarding Emory’s academic mission. She supports academic program development and works closely with the provost's staff, deans, and academic and student affairs representatives to advance initiatives and implement strategic goals and objectives.


Selected Books:

Contesting Nietzsche (University of Chicago Press)

As Disputas de Nietzsche, Florianopolis, Brazil: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Press, 2018. Portuguese translation of Contesting Nietzsche with a new afterword.

Contesting Nietzsche, University of Chicago Press, 2013.

Nietzsche’s “Beyond Good and Evil” (co-authored with Keith Ansell Pearson) Continuum Press, 2011.

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 Native- and African-American Women’s Writing (co-edited with Angela Cotten) State University of New York Press, 2007.

Critical Essays on the Classics: Nietzsche’s “On the Genealogy of Morals” (edited) Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2006.

A Nietzschean Bestiary: Animality Beyond Docile and Brutal (co-edited with Ralph Acampora) Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2004.


Selected Recent Publications:

“Nietzsche and Morality as Injury,” The Cambridge Companion to Nietzsche, ed. Tom Stern, Cambridge University Press, 2018.

“Nietzsche, Agonistic Engagements, and Domains of Activity,” Nietzsche: Conflict and War, eds. Herman Siemens and James Pearson, Bloomsbury, 2018.

“Nietzsche and Embodied Cognition,” Nietzsche on Consciousness and the Embodied Mind, ed. Manuel Dries, De Gruyter, 2018.

“Critical Questions: Nietzsche’s Legacy,” in Routledge Philosophy Minds: Nietzsche, ed. Paul Katsafanas, Routledge, 2018. 

“Foreword,” with Dr. William Nash, War and Moral Injury, ed Robert Emmet Meagher and Douglas A. Pryer, Eugene, OR, Cascade Books, 2018.

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