Sam Grey

Sam Grey

political theory, comparative politics

Dr. Matt James


Sam Grey is a PhD candidate in political theory and comparative politics, within which she has focused her reading on non-Western political theory, Indigenous comparative politics, feminist and gender analyses, and methodological issues. Sam's primary research interests are political virtue, the politics of emotion, Settler colonialism, and reparations politics - engagements that converge in her dissertation on unforgiveness and Indigenous-Settler irreconciliation in Mini Sota Macoce (Dakota Homeland).

Sam holds prior degrees in Philosophy, Indigenous Studies, and International Development. She has published on Arendtian forgiveness, research axiologies, reparations and reconciliation, food systems politics, Indigenous rights, bioethics, and decolonization; and edited three books on Indigenous knowledge and rights-based advocacy. Her doctoral work is supported by the Fulbright Program, SSHRC, and the Canadian Federation of University Women.