Rev. John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy; Director of Notre Dame Institute of Advanced Study
Research Interests: The nature of trust, personhood and essentialism, diachronic rationality, the good life
Sullivan leads a research group -- the Engaged Philosophy Group -- that works to connect cutting-edge research in ethics, metaphysics ad epistemology to timely debates about human flourishing. We run the God and the Good Life Program at Notre Dame, and several major external research grants. She also directs the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, which in 2020-21 is running a year-long interdisciplinary research project on the Nature of Trust.