Laurie Fisher

Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Writing
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Laurie Fisher currently teaches in the Writing Program at the University of Southern California. She holds a Ph.D. in English from USC, an M.A. in English from Loyola Marymount University, and a B.A. in History from UCLA. Prior to her academic career, she was a development executive in film and television.


  • Ph.D. English, University of Southern California, 5/2012
  • M.A. English, University of Southern California, 9/2004
  • M.A. English, Loyola Marymount Univ, 8/2001
  • B.A. History, UC – Los Angeles
  • Research, Teaching, Practice, and Clinical Appointments

    • Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Writing, University of Southern California, 2024-
    • Lecturer (Teaching) of Writing, University of Southern California, 2021-2024
    • Lecturer (Writing), University of Southern California, 2014-2021
    • Assistant Lecturer, Thematic Option Honors Program, University of Southern California, 2007-2012
    • Assistant Lecturer; Writing Program Course Coordinator , University of Southern California, 2003-2007
    • Lecturer (Literature and Composition), Loyola Marymount University, 2001-2006
    • Teaching Fellow (Literature and Composition), Loyola Marymount University, 1999-2001

    Other Employment

    • Adjunct Faculty, USC School of Dramatic Arts, 2020
  • Summary Statement of Research Interests

    Research interests include: Composition and Rhetoric, Neurodiversity Studies, Social Justice, Contemporary Popular Culture and Media Arts, Film Studies, Performance Studies, Shakespeare, Early Modern Drama (other than Shakespeare), History of Drama, Contemporary Drama, Gender Studies

  • Committees

    • Member, Lower Division Curriculum Development Committee, 2016 – 2021
    • Member, CCCC Regional Conference Preparation and Design Committee, 2019 – 2020
    • Member, Diversity Caucus, 2018 – 2019
    • Member, Part-time faculty Caucus, 2017 – 2018
    • Member, Curriculum Caucus, 2015 – 2017
  • Committees

    • Member, Writing Program English Language Learners (ELL) Committee, 2015 –
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