Jerrilynn Dodds is Professor of Architecture and Theory at the School of Architecture of The City College of New York at CUNY. Her work centers primarily on issues of artistic interchange and identity, and the problems surrounding architecture and minorities in pluralistic societies. She is the author of Architecture and Ideology Of Early Medieval Spain (London and University Park, 1991); Al Andalus: The Arts Of Islamic Spain (The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, 1992); and numerous other publications on the subject of Islam and cultural exchange as it is seen through architecture.
A filmmaker as well as author, Professor Dodds has been writing and filming works concerning the dilemma of Muslims in contemporary society and New York Masjid: The Mosques Of New York is a prime example of this focus. Professor Dodd has also taught at Harvard University and Columbia University.