Samuel Piccolo is a PhD student 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). His work focuses on the history of guilt in political thought, from works of Ancient Greece through to contemporary theories of reconciliation, with a particular interest in the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche and Hannah Arendt on the subject. 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.