Merrill Schleier Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Art and Architectural History and Cinema Studies at the University of the Pacific, specializing in the relationship of gender and race to cinema and the built environment. She is the author of The Skyscraper in American Art, 1890-1931 (1990) and Skyscraper Cinema: Architecture and Gender in American Film (2009). Her most recent book is Race and the Suburbs in American Film (2021). She has published on surburban cinema in Baschiera and Di Rosa’s Film and Domestic Space (2020) and Matos, Massood and Robertson Wojcik’s Crossroads: Intersections of Space and Identity in Screen Cultures (2021). She has also published articles on such topics as cinematic production design and monuments in film in Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, The Journal of Architecture, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Film Studies, and The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians.