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Prof. Christa Davis Acampora

Professor of Philosophy

Ph.D., Emory University
Phone: (212) 772-4978
Office: 1415W
Office Hours: None; on sabbatical 2015-2016

Professor Acampora joined the Hunter faculty in 2000 and the Graduate Center faculty in 2003. Her specialties include modern European philosophy, aesthetics, moral psychology, and political philosophy. Since 2006, she has served as Editor for the Journal of Nietzsche Studies (

Professor Acampora is currently writing a book on the topic of moral injury, and she is a co-investigator for a project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities titled "The Experience of War: Moral Transformation, Injury, and Repair." She is the author of Contesting Nietzsche (University of Chicago Press, 2013) and has published five other books (three on Nietzsche and two in the areas of aesthetics and critical race theory) and numerous articles and book chapters. Her courses include upper level seminars on Nietzsche and Heidegger, existentialism, aesthetics, twentieth-century philosophy, and special topics such as Tragedy & Philosophy and a team taught course on Competition and Culture. She has taught courses in the Thomas Hunter Honors program and the Muse Scholar program. From 2012-2015, Professor Acampora chaired the Hunter College Senate.