Gail Satler is Professor of Sociology and Teaching Fellow of New College at Hofstra University. Her research focuses on the intersections between urban, architectural, sociological, and aesthetic theory. Writings include a book on Frank Lloyd Wright (1999) and a forthcoming book on recent architectural and sociological trends in Chicago for which she has received grants from the American Institute of Architects, the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and the Graham Foundation. Other publications explore New York City restaurants and the global economy. In addition to teaching, 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.