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. Plato’s Philosophers: The Coherence of Dialogues received the R. Hawkins Award for the Best Scholarly Book Published in 2009 (in any or all fields). It also received an award for “Excellence in the Humanities”, the Best Book Published in Philosophy, and Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2009. 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. Most recently she has been awarded a 2007-08 Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to write a book-length study of Machiavelli’s politics.