Michael Zuckert


Regular Faculty - Professor


Nancy R. Dreux Professor


Constitutional Studies
Political Theory


University of Chicago Ph.D. (1973)


Michael Zuckert is the Nancy R. Dreux Professor of Political Science.  He works in the two fields of Political Theory and Constitutional Studies, in both of which he has published extensively.  He has published Natural Rights and the New Republicanism, the Natural Rights Republic, Launching Liberalism, and (with Catherine Zuckert) The Truth About Leo Strauss in addition to many articles.  He has also edited (with Derek Webb) The Antifederal Writings of the Melancton Smith Circle. He has a book Leo Strauss and the Problem of Political Philosophy (with Catherine Zuckert) coming out in the spring from University of Chicago Press and is completing Natural rights and the New Constitutionalism, a study of American constitutionalism in theoretical context.

Office Hours

Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and Thursdays 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Office: 2032 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Phone: 574-631-8050
Fax: 574-631-4405
Email: zuckert.1@nd.edu

Mailing Address

Department of Political Science
2060 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Notre Dame, IN 46556


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