Professor of Sociology
Davison Hall 202D
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DegreesPHD, 1985, CUNY Gr Sch & Univ Cnt; MA, 1976, CUNY Queens Coll; BA, 1972, SUNY Univ Cntr Stony Brook
Gail Satler is Professor of Sociology and Teaching Fellow of New College.' Her courses range from Foundations in Sociology and Contemporary Social Psychology to those that explore urban planning and design, work in America, and global cities.'
Professor Satler's research focuses on the intersections between urban, architectural, sociological and aesthetic theory.' Writings include a book on Frank Lloyd Wright (1999) and a book on recent architectural and sociological trends in Chicago for which she has received grants from the American Institute of Architects, the Graham Foundation, and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.' Other publications explore New York City restaurants and the global economy.'
In addition to teaching, Professor Satler has worked as an architectural consultant for Bertrand Goldberg Associates in Chicago and was a Visiting Scholar and research director for a project on 14th Street, Manhattan at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Urban Planning and Preservation funded by SOM.
Contemporary Society (SOC 4)
House and Home in Society (SOC 14F)
Urban and Community Studies (SOC 141)
Global Cities (SOC 142)
Society and Personality (SOC 148)
Research and Teaching Interests
urban design and planning, New York City restaurants, urban public space, contemporary society
Satler, Gail. 2008. "Some Observations on Design and Interaction on a City Street." City & Society 4(1):20-43.
Satler, Gail. 2006. Two Tales of a City: Rebuilding Chicago's Architectural and Social Landscape, 1986-2005. Dekalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press.
Satler, Gail. 2006. "New York City Restaurants: Vernaculars of Global Designing." Journal of Architectural Education 56(3):27-39.
Satler, Gail. 2005. "Blurring Boundaries, Defining Places: The New Hybrid Spaces of Eating." Architectural Design 75(3):66-71.
Satler, Gail. 2001. "A Taste of the Global Economy: New York City Restaurants." Journal for the Study of Food and Society 5(1):1-7.
Satler, Gail. 1999. Frank Lloyd Wright's Living Space: Architecture's Fourth Dimension. Dekalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press.
Teaching Interestsurban studies; urban design and planning; global cities; social psychology
Research Intereststhe impact of architecture and design on interaction; city form and design; urbanism; globalism in cities
Recent Courses Taught
|SOC 004||(BH) CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY||Undergraduate|
|SOC 100||HONORS ESSAY||Undergraduate|
|SOC 142||(BH) GLOBAL CITIES||Undergraduate|
|SOC 148||(BH) SOCIETY & PERSONALTY||Undergraduate|
|SOC 187A||WORK EXPERIENCE IN AMERICA||Undergraduate|