I am an Akademischer Rat (Assistant Professor) at Heidelberg University. Before coming to Heidelberg, I held postdoctoral positions at the Munich School of Ancient Philosophy (LMU Munich), at the Human Abilities Center (Humboldt-University Berlin) and at Princeton University, where I also completed my PhD in 2019. I grew up in the Bitterroot Valley in Western Montana and studied Philosophy and Classics at the University of Montana before coming to Princeton. 

My primary area of research is Ancient Greek Philosophy, and my research focuses on Plato and Aristotle's demarcation of philosophy from rival intellectual pursuits, such as sophistry and rhetoric. I also have research and teaching interests Environmental Philosophy, and have more recently become interested in Indian Philosophy.  

When I'm not doing philosophy I enjoy cycling, hiking, and birdwatching (eBird Profile).

Email: ian.campbell@uni-heidelberg.de