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Prof. Christa Davis Acampora

Professor of Philosophy

Ph.D., Emory University
Phone: (212) 772-4978
Office: 1415W
Office Hours:Tuesdays 11 a.m.-noon (Spring 2013)

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 the author of Contesting Nietzsche (University of Chicago Press, 2013). She 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. She currently chairs the Hunter College Senate.