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Jeffrey Jackson

Professor of Philosophy
Chair of History, Humanities and Languages

Office: N1007C
(713) 221-2793
Jacksonjef@uhd.edu

Dr. Jackson is Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department of History, Humanities, and Languages.  He holds a PhD from Vanderbilt University and was a Fulbright Scholar at the Catholic University of Leuven.  He is the author of two books (Nietzsche and Suffered Social Histories and Philosophy and Working-through the Past: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Social Pathologies) as well as numerous articlesHis research and teaching focus on the history of 19th and 20th Century European Philosophy, especially Psychoanalysis, Phenomenology, and Critical Theory.

Ph.D. in Philosophy, Vanderbilt University, May 2005.                                 

M.A. in Philosophy, Ohio University, August 1995.

B.A. in Philosophy (History minor), Ohio University, June 1990.


  • Philosophy of Psychology (Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis, etc.)
  • Contemporary Continental Philosophy
  • Nineteenth Century Philosophy
  • Modern Philosophy
  • Power and Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Race
  • Friedrich Nietzsche: Major Figures
  • Karl Marx: Major Figures
  • Aesthetics
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Introduction to Ethics/Moral Issues
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Introduction to Critical Thinking

Dr. Jackson received his PhD in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University in 2005, and was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Leuven, Belgium.  His teaching and research focus on the history of Western philosophy, especially from the 19th century to the present. 

Teaching Experience:

•University of Houston-Downtown, Associate Professor, Fall 2011 to present.

•University of Houston-Downtown, Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Fall 2005 to Summer 2011.

•Vanderbilt University, Teaching Assistant/Lecturer, Fall 2000 to Summer 2005.


PUBLICATIONS

Books

Nietzsche and Suffered Social Histories: Genealogy and Convalescence (Palgrave MacMillan, 2017)

Philosophy and Working-through the Past: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Social Pathologies, Lexington Books (Rowman and Littlefield), December 2013.

Articles

"Cosmopolitanism and Working-through the Past", Theory, Culture and Society, Vol. 29, No. 3, May 2012.

Nietzsche on Cultural Convalescence", Subjectivity, Vol.3, No. 2, July 2010.

"Persecution and Social Histories: Towards an Adornian Critique of Levinas", Philosophy and Social Criticism, Vol. 36, No. 6, July 2010.

 "Philosophy as Melancholia: Kant, Foucault, Freud", Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, Vol. 13, Issue 3, September 2008.

 "Questioning and the Materiality of Crisis: Freud and Heidegger", Philosophy and Social Criticism, Vol. 33, No. 2, March 2007.

"Confronting the Mundane: Remarks on Reading Husserl's Crisis through Freud", Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, Vol. 37, No. 3, October 2006.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

Burke Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, Philosophy Department, Vanderbilt University, Fall 2004.

Burke Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, Philosophy Department, Vanderbilt University, 2003-2004.

Fulbright Fellowship, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium 2002-2003.                                        

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