For the past twenty years, Mark David Campbell has been living in Milan, Italy, with his husband, where he writes, paints, and helps Italian academics and businesspeople prepare presentations and compose papers in English.
Prior to moving to Italy, he spent twenty years studying and working in archaeology and anthropology in Canada, Central America, Jordan, Egypt, and Greece. He earned his PhD in social cultural anthropology from the University of Toronto where he taught as a part-time professor.
Since 2009 he has been writing a monthly column for The American | In Italia entitled, “That’s Queer,” which looks at the irony, struggles, and frustrations of being openly gay and living in Italy. In February 2016, he published a re-edited collection of these, more than sixty articles, on Amazon, called That’s Queer: Excerpts from My Gay Life in Italy.
In addition to writing, he has shown his paintings at numerous individual and group shows in Toronto, Canada, and throughout Italy, and one of his sculptures, “San Sebastiano,” is part of the permanent collect of the Museo di Centro, Italy.
In his spare time, Mark David likes scouring second-hand stores, swimming and boating on Lago Maggiore, and eating pizza and drinking beer with friends.