Contact & Location


The Department of
Sociology & Anthropology

Physical Address:
Phinney Hall 101
PHONE: (208) 885-6751
FAX: (208) 885-2034
E-MAIL: socanth@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
Department of
Sociology & Anthropology
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1110
Moscow, ID 83844-1110

Stacey Camp

Stacey Lynn Camp

Office: Archie Phinney Hall 106 and Bowers Laboratory (CLASS Annex Building)
Email: scamp@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: Department of Sociology & Anthropology - University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1110
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1110

Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Director of the Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology

Home Town: Villa Park, CA
Campus Locations: Archie Phinney Hall Room 106 | Bowers Laboratory (CLASS Annex Building)
With UI Since 2008

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • historical archaeology
    • digital archaeology
    • immigration
    • Western United States
    • late 19th/early 20th century America
  • Biography

    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.

    During 2015 and 2016, she is also working on a coding project in connection with the NEH funded Michigan State University Institute for Digital Archaeology Method & Practice. This project entails creating an interactive map of the northern ten counties of Idaho for which the University of Idaho's Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology is responsible. This map will provide information on collections held at the lab and repository. The second component of the project is the development of a mobile-responsive website that showcases and highlights some of the unique collections held at the Bowers Laboratory. For this project, she is relearning CSS and HTML as well as learning JavaScript and jQuery.

    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.

  • Selected Publications
    • Stacey Lynn Camp. Forthcoming. "Landscapes of Japanese American Internment," Historical Archaeology.
    • Laura Ng and Stacey Lynn Camp (second author). 2015. "Consumerism in Japanese American Incarceration Camps," Historical Archaeologies of Capitalism, Mark P. Leone and Jocelyn Knauf, eds. New York: Springer.
    • Stacey Lynn Camp. 2013. "From Nuisance to Nostalgia: the Historical Archaeology of Nature Tourism in Southern California, 1890-1940," Historical Archaeology 47(3):81-96.
    • Stacey Lynn Camp. 2013. The Archaeology of Citizenship. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.
    • Stacey Lynn Camp. 2013. "Reform to Repatriation: Gendering an Americanization Movement in Early Twentieth-Century California," Historical and Archaeological Perspectives on Gender Transformations: From Public to Private, Suzanne Spencer-Wood, ed. New York: Springer.
    • Spencer-Wood, Suzanne and Stacey Lynn Camp. 2013. "Introduction to Historical and Archaeological Perspectives on Gender Transformations: From Private to Public," Historical and Archaeological Perspectives on Gender Transformations: From Public to Private, Suzanne Spencer-Wood, ed. New York: Springer.
    • Stacey Lynn Camp. 2011. "The Utility of Comparative Research in Historical Archaeology," The Importance of Material Things, Volume II, Julie M. Schablitsky and Mark P. Leone, eds., pp. 13-28. The Society for Historical Archaeology, Special Publication 9. Invited chapter.
    • Stacey Lynn Camp. 2011. "Consuming Citizenship? The Archaeology of Mexican Immigrant Ambivalence in Early 20th Century Los Angeles," International Journal of Historical Archaeology 15(3):305-28.
    • Stacey L. Camp. 2011. "Materializing Inequality: The Archaeology of Tourism Laborers in Turn-of-the-Century Los Angeles," International Journal of Historical Archaeology 15(2):279-97.
    • Stacey L. Camp. 2010. "Teaching with Trash: Archaeological Insights on University Waste Management," World Archaeology 42(3):430-42.
    • Stacey L. Camp and Bryn Williams. 2007. "Contesting Hollywood's Chinatowns," Box Office Archaeology: Refining Hollywood's Portrayals of the Past, Julie M. Schablitsky, ed., pp. 200-22. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press.
    • Stacey L. Camp. 2006. "Narrative Disjunctures in Tourism Rhetoric at Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre, Newgrange, Ireland," Tourism, Consumption, and Representation: Narratives of Place and Self, Alison Anderson, Kevin Meethan, and Steven Miles, eds., pp. 24-45. Wallingford: CAB International.
  • Research Projects
    • Stacey L. Camp, Principal Investigator. Kooskia, Idaho. 2009-Present. The Kooskia Internment Camp Archaeological Project. An archaeological examination of Kooskia, Idaho's World War II Japanese Internment Camp. More information on the project can be found on the project's website: http://www.uidaho.edu/class/kicap
    • Stacey L. Camp and Dr. Mark Warner, Co-Directors. Boise, Idaho. 2012. The Cyrus Jacobs-Uberuaga House Public Archaeology Project.
    • Stacey L. Camp, Principal Investigator. 2004-2009. Los Angeles, California. The Mount Lowe Archaeology Project. An archaeological and archival investigation of Mexican American and Mexican immigrant railway workers living in early 20th century Los Angeles, California. This was the subject of Dr. Camp's dissertation, which can be found here: http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~scamp/cv.html
  • Outreach Projects
  • Awards and Honors
"The trouble with life isn't that there is no answer, it's that there are so many answers" ~ Ruth Benedict