Tracy Neumann is a historian of cities and the built environment. She is an Associate Professor at Wayne State University and an editor of the Global Urban History blog. She is the author of Remaking the Rust Belt: The Postindustrial Transformation of North America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016), which examines the relationship between neoliberal urbanism in North Atlantic cities and the postindustrial redevelopment of manufacturing centers in the US and Canada. Her current research investigates the global circulation of ideas about urban design and international development since 1945.
Neumann has been awarded fellowships from the Eisenberg Institute at the University of Michigan and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. She received her PhD in History from New York University. She also holds an MA in Historic Preservation Planning from Cornell University and a BA in History and Russian Studies from the University of Michigan.