Mary Vogl chairs the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Colorado State University. She feels fortunate to work in this rich environment with around forty faculty members representing more than twenty different countries of origin. An associate professor of French, Mary teaches a variety of courses on topics including “Development Issues in African Cinema,” “Migration in World Literatures in French” and “The Environment in the ‘French-speaking World.’” Her research focuses on North African literature in French and she is working on a book on contemporary art criticism in Morocco.
Professor Vogl received a BA from Oberlin College and an MA and PhD in French from Indiana University with minors in African Studies and Near Eastern Languages & Cultures. She studied abroad in Rennes, France and taught at the University of Lille, France. She received a Fulbright grant for research in Morocco and participated in a Fulbright-Hays Group Project abroad in Cameroon. Through U.S. Department of Education grants for International Studies and Foreign Languages she visited Tanzania and led a faculty trip to Egypt and Jordan. Mary has also accompanied students on study abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France, and is faculty advisor for an internship program in Benin, West Africa. In October 2016, Mary served as a SAS Interport Lecturer for Dakar, Senegal.
Mary has received CSU’s Pennock Distinguished Service Award and the College of Liberal Arts Distinction in Advancement Award. She was also honored for Outstanding Contributions to International Education.
Having traveled to two dozen countries in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas, Mary is looking forward to experiencing the cultures of Asia for the first time with the fabulous students, faculty and staff of Semester at Sea and her husband Mohammed and their children Latifah and Tariq.