Cameron Muir

Membership:  2013/2014

Member Bio

Cameron Muir is a postdoctoral fellow at the Australian National University (ANU) and the National Museum of Australia. His research interests include food ecologies, transboundary environmental and social justice, emotional relationships to landscapes, and ways in which narrative writing can contribute to public debate. Since 2008 he has maintained the Australian & New Zealand Environmental History Network website with Libby Robin. He also maintains the ANU's Centre for Environmental History website. In 2010, he won the Griffith REVIEW Emerging Writers' Prize for his essay "Feeding the World." Over the next few years he will be collaborating with National Museum of Australia curators on a project about agricultural pesticides, as well as starting research on the ideas of Aldo Leopold and restoration ecology.
At the Rachel Carson Center he will be completing his manuscript The Broken Promise of Agricultural Progress: An Environmental History, which is the flagship monograph for a new Routledge series in Environmental Humanities. He will also be working on a book exploring the origins of the current food crisis.


  • The Broken Promise of Agricultural Progress: An Environmental History. Routledge, forthcoming, 2014.
  • "Feeding the World," In "Food Chain," Griffith REVIEW, no. 27 (2010): 59–73.
  • "From the Other Side of the Knowledge Frontier: Indigenous Knowledge, Social-Ecological Relationships and New Perspectives." The Rangeland Journal 32, no. 3 (2010): 259–265. (Co-authored with Deborah Bird Rose and Phil Sullivan)
  • "Marrying Health and Agriculture." In "What is Australia For?" Griffith REVIEW, no. 36 (2012): 150–65.
  • "Preserved for the People for All Time," Inside Story, February 2, 2012.