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Associate Professor

Mary Vogl

Discipline: French and Francophone Studies
Colorado State University

Mary Vogl is looking forward to sharing her passion for languages, world literature and world cinema with the shipboard community. An associate professor of French and Francophone Studies, she served as Academic Dean on Semester at Sea in Fall 2018 and as Interport Lecturer for Senegal in Fall 2016.

She has taught a variety of courses including African Cinema, French Cinema, contemporary French and Francophone cultures, literature of migration, North African literature, and eco-literature and criticism. Her publications include Picturing the Maghreb: Literature, Photography, Representation, articles, book chapters, and translations. Recent articles have focused on linguistic decolonization and Moroccan artists, and her current book project examines art criticism in Morocco.

Mary holds a Bachelor’s from Oberlin College and a Master’s and PhD in French from Indiana University with minors in African Studies and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. She studied in Rennes, France and taught at the University of Lille. Grant projects have taken her to Morocco, Benin, Cameroon, Tanzania, Egypt, Jordan, and France. Mary has enjoyed accompanying students on study abroad in France and serving as faculty advisor for an internship program in Benin, West Africa.

Mary will be sailing with her husband, Mohammed Hirchi who was a professor on Fall 2018, and their children Latifah and Tariq. She is grateful for the privilege of travel, having visited around 30 countries since her first airplane trip at age 19. She hopes that this Semester at Sea experience will inspire voyagers to learn and use new languages.