Mary McLeod



Mary McLeod is a professor of architecture at Columbia University, where she teaches architectural history and theory. She has also taught at Yale University, Harvard University, University of Kentucky, University of Miami, and the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies. She received her B.A., M.Arch., and Ph.D. from Princeton University. Her research and publications have focused on the history of the modern movement and on contemporary architectural theory, examining issues concerning the connections between architecture and politics. She is the editor of and contributor to the book Charlotte Perriand: An Art of Living (Abrams, 2003) and is the co-editor of Architecture, Criticism, Ideology and Architecture Reproduction. In addition, she co-edits the  website “Pioneering Women of American Architecture", sponsored by the Beverly Willis Architectural Foundation. Her articles have appeared in Journal of Architecture, Assemblage, Oppositions, Art Journal, AA Files,  JSAH, Casabella, Art Journal, Harvard Design Magazine, and Lotus, as well as other journals and anthologies, such as Modern Architecture and the Life WorldEyes That Saw, Complexity and Contradiction at 50Ideological Equals: Women Architects of Socialist Europe, Food and the City, Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, Architecture School, The Sex of Architecture, Architecture in Fashion, Architecture of the Everyday, Architecture and Feminism, The Pragmatist Imagination, The State of Architecture, Fragments: Architecture and the Unfinished, Architecture Theory since 1968, Oppositions Reader, Le Parole dell’Architettura, and Modern Women: Women Artists at The Museum of Modern Art. She has received several fellowships and awards, including a Brunner Award, Fulbright Fellowship, NEH award, and grants from New York Council of the Arts and the Graham Foundation.  In 2020, she was honored as a Fellow of the Society of Architectural Historians.