I am a political theorist. I completed my PhD, with a dissertation on the relation between North American Indigenous thought, Western philosophy, and neo-Aristotelianism, at Notre Dame in December 2022. Beginning in fall 2023, I’ll be Assistant Professor of Political Science at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, MN.

My peer-reviewed work is published or forthcoming in venues including American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, European Journal of Political Theory, and Security Studies. I’m from Ridgeville, Ontario, Canada, and was formerly on staff at the Voice of Pelham, where I wrote news, features, and personal essays. In 2019, I received the Dalton Camp Award, a prize given by Friends of Canadian Broadcasting for the best essay on media and democracy. In 2020/21, I was an editorial assistant at the Review of Politics. I’m also a contributor at West.SB, a site about South Bend.

Contact me at spiccolo@nd.edu.