Vickie Sullivan is the Cornelia M. Jackson Professor of Political Science and teaches and studies political thought and philosophy. She also maintains teaching and research interests in politics and literature.

She has published the monographs Montesquieu and the Despotic Ideas of Europe  (2017); Machiavelli, Hobbes, and the Formation of a Liberal Republicanism in England (2004); and Machiavelli’s Three Romes: Religion, Human Liberty, and Politics Reformed (1996 and 2020). She is the editor of The Comedy and Tragedy of Machiavelli ; the co-editor of Shakespeare’s Political Pageant: Essays in Politics & Literature ; and the co-author of “Machiavelli’s Political Thought” in Oxford Bibliographies.  

Her articles have appeared in The American Political Science ReviewHistory of European Ideas, History of Political ThoughtPolitical TheoryPolity, and Review of Politics.