Catherine Lord, Emerita Professor of Art at UC lrvine, is a writer, artist, and curator whose work addresses issues of feminism, cultural politics, and colonialism. She is the author of the text/image experimental narrative, The Summer of Her Baldness: A Cancer Improvisation (University of Texas Press), the conceptual translation Sa Calvitie, Son Colibri: Miss Translation (L'une Bevue) and (in collaboration with Richard Meyer), Art and Queer Culture (Phaidon Press, 2013). She is at work on a text/image project titled, The Effect of Tropical Light on White Men. Lord served as Dean of the School of Art at the California Institute of the Art, as chair of the Department of Studio Art, UC Irvine from 1990-1995, and as Director of the UCI Gallery from 1991-1996. She was named the Shirley Carter Burden Visiting Professor of Photography at Harvard University in 2008, and she is the 2010 recipient of the Harvard Arts Medal. She has received fellowships from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Humanities Research Institute of the University of California the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, the Norton Family Foundation the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Creative Capital Foundation, the Durfee Foundation, the Rockefeller Center for Arts and Humanities, the California Community Foundation and Anonymous Was a Woman. She received her AB from Harvard University in1971, and her MFA from the State University of New York at Buffalo (Visual Studies Workshop) in 1983.