Dr. Camp is an historical archaeologist who specializes in the archaeology of the late 19th and early 20th century Western United States. Her current research interests include the archaeology of race, racialization, and social inequality, virtual/digital archaeology and online learning pedagogy, the archaeology of institutional confinement, heritage tourism and leisure studies, Americanization campaigns aimed at immigrant populations, and archaeological applications of GIS. She has excavated on archaeological projects in both the Western United States and Ireland.
She has recently been exploring the use of virtual and augmented worlds to communicate and disseminate archaeological knowledge and data, and continues to pursue studies on the confluence of technology, archaeological data, and archaeological interpretation. She has taken and continues to take courses in virtual world development and population, including courses on Unity 3d and 3ds Max. As of 2014, she is collaborating with Brian Cleveley in the Department of Virtual Technology and Design at the University of Idaho to design and implement an interactive learning module on WWII internment.
Her first book, The Archaeology of Citizenship (2013, University Press of Florida), explores the interplay between consumption, citizenship, and national identity in historic America.
She has been excavating and studying the remains of north Idaho's Kooskia Internment Camp, a World War II Japanese American Internment Camp, since 2009. 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 Associated Press (newspaper). More information about her research can be found on her Kooskia Internment Camp Archaeological Project website.
Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, figure skating, running, yoga, and spending time with her family.