M.F.A. Writing, Vermont College of Fine Arts, 1/2016
B.A. Politics, the Graphic Arts, and Letters, Yale University, 1977
Research, Teaching, Practice, and Clinical Appointments
Lecturer, Master of Professional Writing Program, University of Southern California, 2006-01-01-
Lord, M. G. (2012). The Accidental Feminist: How Elizabeth Taylor Raised Our Consciousness and We Were Too Distracted By Her Beauty to Notice. Walker/Bloomsbury USA.
Lord, M. (2005). Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science. 2005: Walker.
Lord, M. (2004). Forever Barbie: The Unauthorized Biography of a Real Doll. Walker.
Lord, M. (1982). Mean Sheets: Political Cartoons. New York: Little Brown.
Lord, M. G. (2012). “Cold Warrior’s Daughter” in Blue Sky Metropolis: The Aerospace Century In Southern California (Western Histories). Blue Sky Metropolis University of Southern California Press.
Opera Libretto, Librettist, ONE-TEN. Opera commissioned by Los Angeles Opera, co-written with Shannon Halwes; music by Laura Karpman. Workshop performance funded by the NEA, November 2009. About the 110 Freeway., 2009-2010
Finalist, Los Angeles Press Club 1000+ Word Feature (For “How She Broke the Rules” in The Hollywood Reporter, April 2011) , 2012-2013
First Place, Los Angeles Press Club Best Nonfiction Book on Entertainment (For “The Accidental Feminist: How Elizabeth Taylor Raised Our Consciousness And We Were Too Distracted By Her Beauty to Notice”), 2012-2013
North American Travel Journalists Association, First Place Award for Domestic Magazine Writing, 2008-2009
Sloan Research Fellowship Recipient, Alfred P. Sloan grant to write ASTRO TURF: THE PRIVATE LIFE OF ROCKET SCIENCE , 2004/09/01-2005/09/01
Reviewer for Publications
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, “Unnatural Women,” September 16, 2012. Full-page review of Florence Williams’ “Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History.”, Fall 2012
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, “More Notes on Camp,” October 5, 2012. Review of Lisa Cohen’s “All We Know: Three Lives.”, Fall 2012
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, “Astral Bodies,” August 6, 2010. Review of Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars., Fall 2011
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, “Forbidden Pluto,” January 2, 2011. (I reviewed Mike Brown’s book How I Killed Pluto.), Spring 2011