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Samuel Lair

Ph.D. Student

Reno, Nevada


B.A. University of Nevada, Reno, Political Science, 2019

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“From the foundations of Western political thought to the development of the administrative state, Hillsdale College provides its students with an unparalleled survey of the American regime and Western civilization.”

~ Samuel T. Lair


Samuel grew up in Reno, Nevada, and received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Nevada, Reno. Following graduation, he worked as a field organizer for the Nevada Republican Party. Prior to joining the graduate program, he worked full-time as a research associate for the Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities, a non-partisan policy institute.

Research Interests

Classical Republicanism

Democratic Institutions


Early American Political Thought