Catherine McNeur (Ph.D., Yale University, 2012) is Assistant Professor of Environmental History and Public History at Portland State University.  She is currently completing a book on environmental battles in antebellum Manhattan from hog riots to the creation of Central Park. New projects involve the historical memory embedded in urban trees and the history of nineteenth-century American shantytowns.

McNeur teaches courses on urban environments, global environmental history, American environmental history, the history of food, antebellum America, historic preservation, and walking tours.