Pamplin Associate Professor of History
Ph.D., History, Virginia
M.A., History, Virginia
B.A., History and English, Georgetown
Prof. Campion has been a member of the history department since 2002 and teaches survey courses on British history from the late Middle Ages to the present and South Asian history from antiquity to the present. His upper-level courses focus on the British Empire, Modern Ireland and Britain, and comparative decolonization. Additionally, he teaches a section of the first-year core focusing on the First World War.
Prof. Campion has published articles on policing and civil order in colonial India, railways security in colonial India, parliamentary reform of the London Police, and comparative nationalism in Britain and its empire. His current research interests include the politics of decolonization in Malta and the impact of Irish republicanism on the British Empire. In 2006 he received the Graves Award for excellence in teaching and scholarship in the humanities and in 2009-10 was a visiting Fulbright lecturer at the Hong Kong Baptist University.
Prof. Campion’s research and teaching have been supported by the William J. Fulbright Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Andrew J. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Institute of Indian Studies, and the Rotary International Foundation.
In addition to teaching Prof. Campion is one of the college’s co-directors of external awards and fellowships and the faculty liaison for the Army ROTC program at the University of Portland. He also serves on the dissertation year fellowship and Stern grant committee of the North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS).