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David Campion

Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. Associate Professor of History and Department Chair

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 coordinator for Army ROTC. Prof. Campion has been at Lewis & Clark since 2002 and has led overseas programs in East Africa and Australia.


Modern Britain & Ireland, British Empire, South Asia


Fall 2018
London Humanities Program
IS 256 London Through the Ages

Spring 2019
CORE 107 The War to End All Wars
HIST 259 India in the Age of Empire
HIST 300 Historical Materials

See Prof. Campion’s full list of courses for more offerings.


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.

Academic Credentials

Ph.D., M.A., Virginia: History
B.A., Georgetown: History & English

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David Campion’s office is located in room 409 of Miller Center.


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David Campion Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. Associate Professor of History and Department Chair

History Lewis & Clark 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road MSC 41 Portland OR 97219 USA