Marja Evelyn Mogk

Marja Evelyn Mogk, Ph.D.

Professor of English
(805) 493-3394
HUM 207


Marja Mogk received her B.A. with High Honors in English from the University of Michigan. She received her Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley with an interdisciplinary dissertation in disability studies and medical humanities. As a graduate student, she was awarded the University's Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award. She was also granted a Mellon Fellowship and the White Scholarship in medical humanities along with English Department fellowships.

Dr. Mogk's articles and reviews in disability studies 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 Macular Degeneration: The Complete Guide to Saving and Maximizing Your Sight (Ballantine 2003).

She currently teaches courses in theater and drama, including Shakespeare, The History of Theatre & Drama II (1800-present), and Playwriting, along with first year critical reading and writing. She also has an interest in health and wellbeing in relation to both writing and nutrition. In recent years she has presented papers at the PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) annual conference and at the Institute for American Universities in Aix-en-Provence, France.


B.A. University of Michigan

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley