Researcher, National Museum of Australia /, University of Sydney

Cameron Muir's writing has appeared in Griffith Review, The Guardian, Inside Story, Australian Book Review, and The Canberra Times, among others. He is working with a team at the National Museum of Australia, the University of Sydney and the Australian National University on an exhibition and public events exploring ‘Australia in the Anthropocene’.

In 2013/14 he was a Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center in Munich, Germany, where he finished writing his book, The Broken Promise of Agricultural Progress: An Environmental History (Routledge). It was shortlisted in the 2015 NSW Premier’s History Awards.

Cameron worked with Prof Alistair Woodward to complete Tony McMichael's final book, Climate Change and the Health of Nations: Famines, Fevers and the Fate of Populations (OUP 2017).

He is currently working on a book about the death penalty for NewSouth Publishing.

Experience

  • –present
    Research and Curatorial, National Museum of Australia / University of Sydney
  • –present
    Research Associate, Centre for Environmental History, Australian National University

Education

  • 2011 
    Australian National University, PhD