Catherine Zuckert is Nancy Reeves Dreux Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. She also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Review of Politics.

Zuckert’s book, Natural Right and the American Imagination: Political Philosophy in Novel Form, won the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Award for the best book written in philosophy and religion by the American Association of Publishers in 1990. Understanding the Political Spirit: From Socrates to Nietzsche, edited by Zuckert, received a Choice award as one of the best books published in political theory in 1989. Professor Zuckert’s Most Recent Book is Leo Strauss and the Problem of Political Philosophy with Michael P. Zuckert (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, June 2014).

Zuckert writes primarily about the history of political philosophy and the relation between literature and politics. Zuckert has received several grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as the Bradley and Earhart Foundations. She received her B.A. from Cornell University (1964) and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago (1970).