Stacey Camp

Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Anthropology

Dr. Stacey Camp is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the MSU Campus Archaeology Program at Michigan State University. She is an historical archaeologist who examines the materiality of immigrants living in the late 19th and early 20th century Western United States. Her publications explore how different facets of migrants’ identities – race, class, gender, and citizenship standing – shape their perceptions of consumerism and material culture. She has conducted ethnography and archaeological research in the Western United States, China, and Ireland. Since 2009, she has been excavating and studying the remains of North 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). She is currently developing a new project entitled “Before Incarceration” on the archaeology of Santa Barbara’s (California) Japanese-American community prior to their incarceration at Arizona’s Gila River Relocation Center during World War II. She received her B.A. in Anthropology and English & Comparative Literary Studies from Occidental College and her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Stanford University.