Colorado State University
Mary Vogl is an associate professor of French and Francophone Studies. She has taught a variety of courses including African Cinema, French Cinema, contemporary French and Francophone cultures, literature of migration, and eco-literature and criticism. Her research focusing on North African literature includes a book, Picturing the Maghreb: Literature, Photography, Representation, and a book project on art criticism in Morocco. She is also interested in linguistic decolonization.
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. 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 she visited Tanzania and led a faculty trip to Egypt and Jordan. Mary has enjoyed accompanying students on study abroad in France and serving as faculty advisor for an internship program in Benin, West Africa.
In Fall 2018, she served as Academic Dean on Semester at Sea and in Fall 2016 she was an Interport Lecturer for Senegal. She is excited to be sailing again with her husband, Mohammed Hirchi, 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.