David Campion

Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. Associate Professor of History

Professor Campion is Lewis & Clark’s historian of Modern Britain and Ireland, the British Empire, and Modern South Asia.  In addition to his teaching and research, he is the faculty advisor for Academic Awards and Fellowships and the faculty coordinator for Army ROTC.  Prof. Campion has been at Lewis & Clark since 2002 and has led overseas programs in East Africa, Australia and London.


Modern Britain & Ireland, British Empire, South Asia

Academic Credentials

PhD, MA, Virginia: History
BA, Georgetown: History & English


Spring 2023
HIST 259 India in the Age of Empire
HIST 400 Modern India

Fall 2022
CORE 120 Orwell: The Conscience of the 20th Century
HIST 222 Britain in the Age of Revolution
HIST 300 Historical Materials


Prof. Campion’s research interests focus primarily on the British Empire in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—particularly in North India, Ireland, and the Mediterranean. He has studied the influence of Irish revolutionaries in the development of Indian nationalism and is currently working on a book about the Indian Police during British colonial rule. His scholarly interests tend to focus on the effects of cross-cultural contact, particularly in a colonial setting.  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.