CAMPUS ARCHAEOLOGY PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Stacey Camp is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at MSU. Stacey joined the MSU faculty in 2017 after spending 9 years as a faculty member at the University of Idaho. For close to four years she also served as director of one of three state archaeological repositories in Idaho. Her research takes a comparative approach to understanding the lives of migrants inhabiting the late 19th and early 20th century Western United States. Stacey’s first large-scale public archaeology project examined the lives and archaeology of Mexican migrant laborers and their families, which she blogged about on a now defunct website. Her latest project looks at the archaeology of Japanese American prisoners incarcerated in a World War II internment camp, and has likewise been documented on the web. Stacey will took over as director of CAP in May 2018. Her faculty profile can be found here. Her Twitter profile can also be found here.
FOUNDER OF THE CAMPUS ARCHAEOLOGY PROGRAM
Lynne Goldstein is an emeritus Professor of Anthropology at MSU, where she has been since 1996, and the creator of the Campus Archaeology Program. She recently completed her term as Chairperson of the Department of Anthropology in 2006 and as the editor of American Antiquity, the journal published by the Society for American Archaeology. Currently, she serves as the Adjunct Curator of Anthropology at the MSU Museum. Lynne previously worked at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and much of her research focuses on Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region, particularly on mortuary analysis. She earned her PhD from Northwestern University in 1976. Visit her anthropology profile here, and follow her on Twitter.
Benjamin Akey (they/them) is a fourth-year doctoral student in anthropology, specializing in historical archaeology. Returning to CAP for their fourth consecutive year, Ben is excited to take on a new role within the program supporting fellows in their research projects, organizing outreach events, and protecting the cultural resources of campus through coordination with the university and external stakeholders. Outside of the Campus Archaeology Program, their dissertation research focuses on the relationship between labor, racialization, and the negotiation of belonging in early-twentieth century Japanese American communities of the Pacific Northwest.
Our 2022-2023 Graduate Fellows
Aubree Marshall (she/her/hers) is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Anthropology, with a focus in bioarchaeology. This is her second year serving as a CAP fellow. Her research focuses on the relationship between dietary access and social identity of the ancient Maya from Belize. Aubree will be working with undergraduates to better understand the use of UV light in archaeological contexts. She is excited to continue participating in archaeological surveys, artifact cataloging, and public outreach through CAP.
Emma Creamer (she/they) is currently a second-year graduate student who is pursuing the thesis track MA in the ACM&MS program as well as a graduate certificate in community engagement. They got their BA in anthropology with a minor in classical archaeology from the University of Michigan. Using their background in community-driven archaeological research, Emma is interested in community-based participatory methodologies in archaeology and how those methods can provide a framework through which to increase community engagement and collaboration in museums. This year, Emma will be participating in the CAP fellowship, as well as the CHII fellowship, and continuing their work exploring community engagement strategies at the Broad Art Museum.
Emily Nisch (she/her/they/them) is a first year archaeology PhD student. She works in digital archaeology and cultural heritage and plans to focus on historic Native American boarding schools. This is Emily’s first year in CAP. She is looking forward to exploring the intersection of digital archaeology, public engagement, and campus archaeology.
Holly Long (she/her/hers) is a first-year biological anthropology doctoral student, focusing on forensic anthropology. Her research interests include tracing the evolution of traits used in the biological profile and excavations of commingled remains. This is Holly’s first year as a CAP fellow and hopes to gain more archaeological experience that she can apply to forensic investigations and other research. She also hopes this work will help her make connections across the different anthropological subfields by working with the other CAP fellows.
Rhian Dunn: Rhian (she/her/hers) is a fourth-year biological anthropology doctoral student, focusing in forensic anthropology. Her research interests include human variation and improving aspects of the biological profile (i.e., human identification) and her dissertation will focus on bias in skeletal collections often used to create forensic anthropological methods. Rhian is starting her fourth year as a CAP fellow and is looking forward to continuing work for outreach and engagement, both in person and online. She also hopes to continue working with some archival data and previously collected artifacts currently housed in the CAP lab.
Clara Devota (she/her/hers) is a second-year biological anthropology doctoral student, specializing in forensic anthropology. Her research interests include improving methods for human identification and cranial blunt force trauma and repair. This is Clara’s first year with CAP and she is excited to partake in the many public outreach events and gain more experience in archaeological practices.
Victoria Schwarz: Tori (She/Her/Hers) is a first-year doctoral student and graduate teaching assistant with the Department of Anthropology. Her archaeological focus is on prehistoric human-environmental interactions in the Central Andes of Peru, and she specializes in geoarchaeology. Tori is a first year CAP Fellow, and she is looking forward to public engagement and outreach through social media, as well as developing skills in report writing.
Past CAP Graduate Fellows
- Jeff Burnett
- Emily Milton
- Grace Gerloff
- Autumn Painter
- Susan Kooiman
- Jeff Painter
- Jack Biggs
- Mari Isa
- Amy Michael
- Blair Zaid
- Charlotte Cable
- Adrianne Daggett
- Grace Krause
- Nicole Raslich
- Kate Frederick
- Lisa Bright
- Kate Myers Emery
- Josh Burbank
- Sabrina Perlman
- Sylvia Deskaj