Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

Full-Time Faculty

Jacqueline Scott, PhD

Title/s:  Associate Professor;
Assistant Chairperson

Office #:  Crown Center 373

Phone: 773.508.2304


CV Link: Jackie Scott CV

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


Jacqueline Scott is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University and Assistant Chair of the Philosophy Department. 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 has published articles in Continental Philosophy Review (formerly Man and World),International Studies in Philosophy, and Continental Philosophers on Race (ed. by Robert Bernasconi).

She is currently editing a volume on Nietzsche and African American thought, and writing a book whose working title is Nietzsche's Worthy Opponents, Socrates, Wagner, the Ascetic Priest, and Women.


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).