Mary McLeod is a professor of architecture at Columbia University, where she teaches architecture history and theory. She has also taught at Harvard University, the University of Kentucky, the University of Miami, and the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies. McLeod is the editor of and contributor to Charlotte Perriand: An Art of Living and her articles have appeared in journals including Assemblage, Oppositions, Art Journal, AA Files, JSAH, Casabella, and Lotus as well as anthologies such as The Sex of Architecture; Architecture in Fashion; Architecture of the Everyday; Architecture and Feminism; The Pragmatist Imagination; and The State of Architecture. She has received numerous fellowships and awards, including a Fulbright Fellowship, NEH award, and grants from New York Council of the Arts and the Graham Foundation. She received her bachelor of arts, masters of architecture, and doctorate from Princeton University. Her research and publications have focused on the history of the modern movement and on contemporary architecture theory, examining issues concerning the connections between architecture and ideology.