is an American historian whose research and teaching focus on urban environments, capitalism, and Chicago. He earned his B.A. at Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA and his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His articles about the
urban environment have appeared in the Journal of Illinois History and Enterprise and Society: The International Journal of Business History .
He coauthored the forthcoming essay “Bionic Ballplayers: Risk, Profit, and the Body as Commodity.”
Salzmann is currently revising his manuscript Safe Harbor: Space, Nature, and Capitalism on the Chicago Waterfront for publication as book with the University of Pennsylvania Press.