Speakers & Experts
Marja Mogk, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Phone: (805) 493-3394
Marja Mogk is an associate professor and chair of the Department of English.
Dr. Mogk received her B.A. with High Honors in English from the University of Michigan and her Ph.D. in English from U.C. Berkeley with an interdisciplinary dissertation in disability studies.
Her articles and reviews have appeared in M/MLA (the journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association), RMMLA (the journal of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association), and JVIB (the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness). She is the editor of Different Bodies: Essays on Disability in Film and Television (McFarland 2013) and the co-author of of Macular Degeneration: The Complete Guide to Saving and Maximizing Your Sight (Ballantine 2003).
She teaches film, drama, playwriting and Shakespeare along with first year writing courses and a travel seminar, "Magical Britain: England, Scotland, and Wales," that focuses on Arthurian literature and film. She is also interested in crime fiction, historical fiction, and fiction writing.
"Living with Macular Degeneration"
The presentation can be designed to fit the audience. It focuses on the various aspects of understanding and living with age-related macular degeneration, including current treatments, ongoing research, visual rehabilitation, communicating to family and friends and emotiomal coping skills.