Samuel Piccolo is a PhD candidate in political theory at the University of Notre Dame, where he began in the fall of 2018. He holds a degree in International Political Economy from Brock University (2017). He is writing a dissertation on the relation between North American Indigenous thought, Western philosophy, and neo-Aristotelianism. He has published peer-reviewed work in Arendt 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.