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Gail R. Satler

Professor of Sociology


PHD, 1985, CUNY Gr Sch & Univ Cnt; MA, 1976, CUNY Queens Coll; BA, 1972, SUNY Stony Brook Univ


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.

Courses Offered

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

Selected publications

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 Interests

urban studies; urban design and planning; global cities; social psychology

Research Interests

the impact of architecture and design on interaction; city form and design; urbanism; globalism in cities

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
SOC 148 (BH) SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY Undergraduate
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