Michael J. McNeal is an independent scholar, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Kenyon College, and Adjunct Professor of political philosophy and international relations at the University of Denver. He is the co-editor of Joy and Laughter in Nietzsche’s Philosophy: Alternative Liberatory Politics (forthcoming from Bloomsbury, 2022), European/Supra-European: Cultural Encounters in Nietzsche’s Philosophy (De Gruyter, 2020), and U.S. Approaches to the Arab Spring: International Relations and Democracy Promotion (I. B. Taurus, 2017). His articles and chapter contributions on Nietzsche’s thought include, “Nietzsche on the Pleasure of the Agon and Enticements to War,” in Conflict and Contest in Nietzsche’s Philosophy (Siemens and Pearson, eds., Bloomsbury, 2018), “Nietzsche Con/tra Epicurus: The Necessity of Noble Suffering for Intoxication with Life,” in Nietzsche and Epicurus (Acharya and Johnson, eds., Bloomsbury, 2020), and “Life-Affirmation and Disgust with Humanity in the Wake of the Death of God,” in Nietzsche's Gods: Critical and Constructive Perspectives, Manning, Santini, and Wienand, eds., De Gruyter Press, forthcoming, 2021). He serves as secretary of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society.