Andrea Ciliotta-Rubery, Ph.D

(585) 395-5093
Office: Hartwell Hall 209 B


Dr. Andrea Ciliotta-Rubery is the Department’s political theorist. She came to SUNY Brockport in 1996, after several years of teaching at NYU. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Colgate University in 1985, with a degree in political science. She then went on to get a Master’s Degree and Doctorate from Georgetown University in political theory. Specializing in the Middle Ages and Renaissance periods, Dr. Rubery interests focus on Machiavelli and the impact of his writings upon Christianity. Dr. Rubery has also served as a discussant for various APSA theory sections on Machiavelli and has presented on various topics including Machiavelli’s spiritual fathers, Shakespeare and Turgenev, Political Realism and the films of De Seca and Emanuele Crialese, Food Politics and political identity in the works of Sebastian Barry. While Dr. Rubery’s main pedagogical  focus is on Machiavelli, she also has great interest in the American Founding period, as well as the relationship between politics and literature. Presently, Dr. Rubery heads the Department’s assessment efforts, serves on the APT Committee and is a member of the campus wide Professors Forum. She resides with her husband and four children.


  • BA in Political Science from Colgate University – 1985
  • MA and PhD in Political Theory from Georgetown University – 1994

Areas of Specialty

Ancient and Medieval Worlds

Courses Taught

  • The History of Western Political Thought
  • American Political Thought
  • Women in Western Political Thought
  • Politics and Literature
  • Politics and Food
  • Senior Capstone Course
  • Issues in Political Science, Virtue and Politics
  • American Political Systems.