• Find Me On:

  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Professor
  • Concentration:

    • French &
    • Francophone Studies
  • Department:

    • Languages, Literatures and Culture
  • Education:

    • Ph.D., M.A. Indiana University
    • B.A. Oberlin College


Mary Vogl is a Professor of French and Chief Academic Officer for Semester at Sea.
From 1999 to 2022, she taught French and Francophone literatures and cultures and World Cinema. Her research focuses on North African and French literatures, relations between literature and the arts, and multilingualism. Her publications include a book, Picturing the Maghreb: Photography, Literature and (Re)presentation(Rowman & Littlefield), articles in journals including The French ReviewLa Revue fran̤çaiseInternational Journal of Francophone Studies, Nouvelles études francophones, and CELAAN Review of the Center for the Studies of the Literatures and Arts of North Africa, and book chapters. Her book in progress examines literary and cultural discourses surrounding contemporary Moroccan art.

Dr. Vogl has received research grants from Fulbright (Morocco 2005-06) and the American Institute for Maghrebi Studies (1996, 2009). She co-directed a U.S. Department of Education grant for International Studies and Foreign Languages (2008-11) and directed or co-directed three CSU Bimson Humanities Seminars.

She has contributed to CSU's programs in International Development Studies, Women's studies, Middle Eastern & North African Studies, Education Abroad and International Internships, including a CSU-sponsored internship in Benin, West Africa, and professional development for teachers.
She is the Post-Secondary Representative to the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French and a board member at AXIS International Academy, a preK-5 immersion school in Fort Collins for French, Spanish and Mandarin.

Mary served as chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures from 2014-2019 and as Academic Dean on Semester at Sea in Fall 2018.