Muira McCammon

Writer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Muira McCammon is a military policy researcher and doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication. Her writings focus on the intersection of digital culture, Guantánamo, information policy, including the U.S. laws governing the deletion and disappearance of federal records and archives. She previously worked as a research assistant at the Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and was also a summer 2016 fellow at the Harvard Law Library Innovation Lab. In 2017, she was a writer-in-residence at the Sitka Fellows Program in Alaska.

Muira has written for Slate, How We Get to Next, Atlas Obscura, Waypoint by VICE, The Massachusetts Review, Paste Magazine, Playboy, and others. A Beinecke Scholar, she wrote her M.A. thesis at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst on the history of the Guantánamo Bay Detainee Library and received her B.A. in French and International Relations from Carleton College. Muira is absolutely addicted to web archiving tools, which help her ward off nightmares about link rot, and podcasts, which keep her sane. Her heart will always belong to C-SPAN and the woods of western Massachusetts.

Check out her most recent FOIA requests here.

(Web art done by the incredible Katie Kosma.)