Humanities @ Michigan Tech

HUMANITIES at Michigan Tech engages in teaching and research across language, culture, and technology. Our scope is international, our approach interdisciplinary. We work at the intersections of communication, composition, literature, modern languages, philosophy, rhetoric, visual studies, linguistics, gender studies, and technical communication. Emerging areas of emphasis include media, global studies, and diversity. In learning and scholarship, students and faculty work to cultivate the whole human being. We help students develop the communicative, analytic, and cultural knowledge to thrive in all aspects of their future lives.

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Erin Smith

Erin Smith

PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Contact

(906) 487-3263
ersmith@mtu.edu

Director, Humanities Digital Media Zone

Dr. Erin Smith is the Director of Humanities Digital Media and teaches film and digital media. She also organizes the annual Northern Lights Film Festival, which brings independent films and filmmakers to campus for three days each spring, and advises the Cin/Optic Communication and Media Enterprise

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Karla Kitalong

Karla Saari Kitalong

PhD, Michigan Technological University

Contact

(906) 487-3254
kitalong@mtu.edu

Professor, Humanities

Dr. Karla Saari Kitalong’s research and teaching interests are situated at the intersections of visual rhetoric and usability. Her recent work, funded by both the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, is in formative evaluation and user-centered design of mixed reality simulations, humanities learning games, and . . .

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Alexandra Morrison

PhD (Philosophy) University of Guelph

Contact

(906) 487-2612
lamorris@mtu.edu

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Humanities

Dr. Alexandra Morrison’s research interests include 20th Century Continental Philosophy (especially the phenomenological and existential traditions) and Feminist Philosophy. Her doctoral dissertation dealt with questions of selfhood, alterity and community in Martin Heidegger’s Being and Time. Since finishing her doctorate Morrison’s interest in the relationship between self, community and language has . . .