STACEY L. CAMP is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the MSU Campus Archaeology Program at Michigan State University. She received her B.A. in Anthropology and English & Comparative Literary Studies from Occidental College, and her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Stanford University in 2009. Prior to MSU, Dr. Camp oversaw one of Idaho's three federal archaeological repositories and conducted collections management and compliance work for the state. She was also a faculty member at the University of Idaho from 2008 to 2017.
She is an historical archaeologist who examines migrant and diasporic communities living in the 19th and 20th century Western United States. Her publications explore how different facets of people's identities - race, class, gender, and citizenship - shape their perceptions of consumerism and material culture. She has conducted ethnography and archaeological research in the Midwestern and Western United States, China, and Ireland.
Since 2009, she has been excavating and studying the remains of Idaho's Kooskia Internment Camp, a World War II Japanese-American incarceration camp. This research has been featured in a number of media outlets, including Japan's Fuji News (TV), Al Jazeera America (TV), PRI's (Public Radio International) The World (radio), Germany's Der Spiegel Online (newspaper/blog), CBS San Francisco (TV) and The Associated Press (wire service). More information about her research can be found on her Kooskia Internment Camp Archaeological Project website (www.internmentarchaeology.org).
In 2020, Dr. Camp and Dr. Ethan Watrall received a 3 year $379,000 National Park Service Japanese American Confinement Sites program grant to bring archival and archaeological data associated with the Kooskia Internment Camp and Minidoka War Relocation Center online and available to the public. Dr. Camp has received three of these grants in the past to support archaeological excavations and laboratory research at the Kooskia Internment Camp.
In review. "The Archaeology of Children on Michigan State University's Campus." Co-authored with Jeffrey Burnett and Autumn Painter. In Post-Contact Archaeology of the Great Lakes Region, Sarah Surface-Evans and Misty Jackson, eds. University of Alabama Press.
In press. "Heritage in the Service of Neoliberalism: Visions of American Democracy in the 'With Liberty and Justice for All' Exhibition at The Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan.” In Heritage and Democracy: Crisis, Critique, and Collaboration, Jon D. Daehnke and Kathryn Lafrenz Samuels, ed. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.
2022. “Teaching Archaeological Mapping and Data Management with KoBoToolbox.” Co-authored with Benjamin Carter, Autumn Painter, Sarah Rowe, and Kathryn Sampeck. In Digital Heritage & Archaeology in Practice
, Lynne Goldstein and Ethan Watrall, eds. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.
2022. Stacey L. Camp, Jodi Barnes, & Sarah Surface-Evans, editors. Health, Wellness, and Ability in Archaeology thematic edited volume of International Journal of Historical Archaeology
. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10761-021-00645-0
2019. Camp, Stacey, Joseph Hefner, Lynne Goldstein, and Leigh Graves Wolf. "Building Archaeological Communities, Building Constituencies: Findings from an Archaeological STEM Camp for IB High School Students." Journal of Community Archaeology & Heritage
. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/20518196.2019.1674474
2015. Laura Ng and Stacey L. Camp (second author). "Consumerism in World War II Japanese American Incarceration Camps." In Historical Archaeologies of Capitalism
, Mark P. Leone and Jocelyn F. Knauf, eds., pp. 149-80. New York: Springer.
2013. "From Nuisance to Nostalgia: The Historical Archaeology of Nature Tourism in Southern California, 1890-1940." Historical Archaeology
47(3):81-96. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03376910
2011. "Consuming Citizenship? The Archaeology of Mexican Immigrant Ambivalence in Early 20th Century Los Angeles." International Journal of Historical Archaeology
15(3):305-28. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10761-011-0144-z
2011. "Materializing Inequality: The Archaeology of Tourism Laborers in Turn-of-the-Century Los Angeles." International Journal of Historical Archaeology
15(2):279-97. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10761-011-0142-1
2011. "The Utility of Comparative Research in Historical Archaeology." In The Importance of Material Things, Volume II, Julie M. Schablitsky and Mark P. Leone, eds., pp. 13-28. The Society for Historical Archaeology, Special Publications.