Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

Full-Time Faculty

Jacqueline Scott, PhD

Title/s:  Department Chairperson;
Associate Professor

Office #:  Crown Center 373

Phone: 773.508.2304

Email: jscott6@luc.edu

CV Link: Jackie Scott CV

External Webpage: https://luc.academia.edu/JacquelineScott


Jacqueline Scott is an Associate Professor and the Chairperson of the Philosophy Department at Loyola University. She came in 2000 after teaching at the University of Memphis. She earned her PhD in philosophy and humanities from Stanford University in 1995. Prior to that she received her BA in Philosophy and French from Spelman College and studied at the Université de Strasbourg during the 1987–88 academic year.

Dr. Scott's teaching and research interests include Nietzsche, Nineteenth Century Philosophy, Race Theory, African American Philosophy and Chinese Philosophy.

She serves on the boards of Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI), the journal Hypatia, and Working Credit, NFP. Additionally, she is a subject editor for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. She is the co-editor (with Todd Franklin) of Critical Affinities: Nietzsche and African American Thought, and has published numerous articles on Nietzsche, critical philosophy of race, and the intersections of those two areas. Scott is currently completing a book manuscript entitled Nietzsche’s Worthy Opponents, Socrates, Wagner, the Ascetic Priest, and Women. She is also at work on a book project entitled Ending the Racial Nightmare: Re-Thinking Racial Identities and Alternate Paths to Racialized Health.


PhD, Stanford University
BA, Spelman College 
Diplôme de Deuxième Degré, Université de Strasbourg

Research Interests

Friedrich Nietzsche; Nineteenth Century Philosophy; Ethics; African-American Philosophy; Race Theory

Selected Publications

"Effortful Agon: How to Think and Feel Differently about Race," in Oxford Handbook on Race, Naomi Zack, ed., (Oxford University Press, 2017): pp. 411-419.

"Racial Nihilism as Racial Courage: The Potential for Healthier Racial Identities," Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 35, no. 1-2 (2014): 297-330.

"Toward a Place I Where I Can Bring All of Me: Identity Formation and Philosophy," in Reframing the Practice of Philosophy: Bodies of Color, Bodies of Knowledge, George Yancy, ed., (SUNY Press, 2012), pp. 203-223.

"Situated Black Women’s Voices in/on the Profession of Philosophy," Hypatia 23 (2) (April-June 2008): 160-189.

Critical Affinities: Nietzsche and African American Thought, co-editor with Todd Franklin, (SUNY, September 2006).