Kamp is a social historian of modern Central Asia who uses oral history methods to explore transformations in everyday life during the Soviet period and since the independence of the “-stans” in 1991.

Research Interests:

  • Central Asian states and societies under Soviet rule and since independence; oral history; women, gender and social change; history of the family; agriculture, cotton, collectivization and its undoing; Central Asia and the Cold War.




Asian Studies, History
PhD, University of Chicago, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, 1998
BA, Dartmouth College, Russian Language and Literature, 1985