M G Lord

Associate Professor of the Practice of English
Pronouns She / Her / Hers Email marylord@usc.edu Office THH 355 H Office Phone (213) 740-3252


  • 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-
  • Book Chapter

    • 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
    • Alfred P. Sloan grant to write ASTRO TURF: THE PRIVATE LIFE OF ROCKET SCIENCE , 2004/09/01-2005/09/01