Muira McCammon is an assistant professor in Tulane’s Department of Communication, where she researches government speech, digital culture, and the politics of media technologies.
She is an organizational, institutional, and socio-legal scholar, who studies how government data, information, and communication flow through corporate social media platforms. Her present research draws on archival data, digital ethnography, and other qualitative methods to understand, document, and reimagine government communication practices. In her work, she is committed to thinking through the power of absence, ephemerality, and ignorance in civil society.
She has held fellowships at the Sitka Fellows Program, the Harvard Law Library Innovation Lab, and the Turkish Fulbright Commission. She is a proud former Beinecke Scholar. Before entering academia, McCammon worked as a freelance national security reporter, focusing primarily on the imagined futures and legacy of Guantánamo Bay.
McCammon maintains a number of research collaborations. She co-edited a double special issue on dead and dying digital platforms for Internet Histories over the pandemic. She also previously worked as a research intern at Microsoft Research's Social Media Collective.
You can find her work in New Media & Society, Information, Communication, and Society, as well as Slate, Columbia Journalism Review, and VICE.