Dr Cameron Muir

Visiting Fellow

Research interests

  • Environmental history
  • History of food and agriculture
  • Environmental toxins
  • World history and transboundary environmental justice
  • Aboriginal history
  • History of environment and health
  • History and philosophy of science

Edited books

Muir, Cameron, Kirsten Wehner and Jenny Newell (eds). Living with the Anthropocene: Love, loss and hope in the face of environmental crisis. NewSouth Publishing (forthcoming Oct 2020)

McMichael, Anthony J. with Alistair Woodward and Muir, Cameron. Climate Change and the Health of Nations: Famines, Fevers, and the Fate of Populations. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2017. (author for many sections throughout the book as well as the editor)

Book chapters

Mart, Michelle, and Muir, Cameron. “The Manual Pesticide Spray Pump.” In Future Remains: A Cabinet of Curiosities for the Anthropocene, edited by Gregg Mitman, Marco Armiero and Robert Emmett. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018.

Muir, Cameron. “Commentary, Special Session: Landscape Organization.” In Landscape Changes and Resource Utilization in East Asia: Perspectives from Environmental History, edited by Ts’ui-jung Liu, Andrea Janku and David Pietz. UK: Routledge, 2018 (accepted 6 September 2017).

Muir, Cameron. “Lifejackets: Future Fossils of the Anthropocene?”. In Hacking the Anthropocene Living Book, edited by Jennifer Hamilton, Astrida Neimanis and Susan Reid, 2018.

Refereed Journal articles

Muir, Cameron. “Fifty Shades of Shadow Places: A Photographic Essay.” In Visions of Australia: Environments in History, edited by Christof Mauch, Ruth Morgan and Emily O’Gorman. RCC Perspectives: Transformations in Environment and Society (2017): 107–13.

Other publication outputs

Muir, Cameron. “Weaponising privilege: Winning the war on the war on drugs.” Griffith Review 67: Matters of Trust (2020): 30-44.

Muir, Cameron. “Ghost species and shadow places: seabirds and marine plastic pollution on Lord Howe Island.” Griffith Review 63: Writing the Country (2019): 201-215.

Muir, Cameron. “Fire and fury and my kids.” Meanjin (2018): 154-159.

Muir, Cameron. “Ode to the Bin Chicken.” Overland (16 February, 2018).

Muir, Cameron. “The Remixing of Peoples: Migration as Adaptation.” Griffith Review 57: Perils of Populism (2017): 93-115.

Muir, Cameron. “Friday Essay: The Photographer, the Island and Half a Million Lifejackets.” The Conversation (4 August, 2017).

Muir, Cameron. “‘Goodbye, My Darlings’ – Remembering the Trauma of Australia’s Last Execution.” The Guardian, 4 February 2017.

Muir, Cameron. “Powering Asia: The Battle between Energy and Food.” Griffith Review 49: New Asia Now (2015): 287-303.

Muir, Cameron. 2014, 'Broken', Environmental Humanities, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 287-290.

Muir, Cameron. 2014, 'Letter to an Optimistic Future Self', in Kelsey, E. (ed.), Beyond Doom and Gloom: An Exploration through Letters, Deutsches Museum, Germany, pp. 55-57.

Muir, Cameron. 2014, No triple bypass, no miracle cure, just a long haul back, pp. Online.

Muir, Cameron. 2014, The Broken Promise of Agricultural Progress: an Environmental History, Routledge, Abingdon and New York.

Muir, Cameron. 2014, 'Experiments in the Rangelands: White Bodies and Native Invaders', in Jodi Frawley and Iain McCalman (ed.), Rethinking Invasion Ecologies from the Environmental Humanities, Routledge, Abingdon, UK and New York, USA, pp. 100-115.

Muir, Cameron. 2012, 'Marrying Health and Agriculture.' Griffith REVIEW Edition 36: What is Australia For?, 150-65.

Muir, Cameron. Preserved for the people for all time, Inside Story, February, http://inside.org.au/preserved-for-the-people-for-all-time/

Muir, Cameron. 2012, 'Inland thirsts for ideas', Canberra Times, 28 January, pp.

Muir, Cameron. 2010, 'Essay: Feeding the world', Griffith Review, vol. 27, pp. 59-73.

Muir, Cameron. Rose, D & Sullivan, P 2010, 'From the other side of the knowledge frontier: Indigenous knowledge, social-ecological relationships and new perspectives', The Rangeland Journal, vol. 32, pp. 259-265.

Muir, Cameron. 2009, 'The Opera House of the West', Australian Humanities Review, vol. 47, pp. 55-65.

Muir, Cameron. 2009, 'Book Review: A Vision for Australia's Water', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 278-280.