Samuel Piccolo

Samuel Piccolo

Fields of Study: Political Theory, International Relations


Areas of Interest:  Indigenous politics

Samuel Piccolo is a PhD candidate in political science at the University of Notre Dame. He holds an MA from Notre Dame and a BA in International Political Economy from Brock University (2017). His dissertation is on Native American politics, specifically the relation between North American Indigenous thought, Western philosophy, and neo-Aristotelianism. 

His peer-reviewed work is published or forthcoming in the Journal of Politics, Arendt Studiesthe Political Science Reviewer, Papers on Language and Literature, and Security Studies. He is from Ridgeville, Ontario, Canada, and was formerly on staff at the Voice of Pelham, where he wrote news, features, and personal essays. In 2019, he received the Dalton Camp Award, a prize given by Friends of Canadian Broadcasting for the best essay on media and democracy. In 2020/21, he was an editorial assistant at the Review of Politics. Samuel is also a contributor at West.SB, a site about South Bend.