Sally Lawton is an assistant teaching professor of politics at Drexel University. Lawton’s research and teaching focuses on American urban political development, land use policy, and racial politics. Besides Drexel, she has taught at Johns Hopkins University, Gettysburg College, and the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her courses include Constitutional Law, Introduction to American Politics, Introduction to Political Science, Gentrify This! Cities, Space & Power, and American Political Development. Her current research project explores how ideas about space contributed to municipal institutional development in the early twentieth century. Before becoming a political scientist, Lawton worked in advertising where she wrote copy for national brands.