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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Beatrice Smith

Beatrice Quarshie Smith

PhD, English Studies, Illinois State University


(906) 487-3229

Director, Intensive English as a Second Language

Professor Smith researches the intersections of language, literacy, globalization, gender relations, economics and technology. Her recent book Reading and writing in a global workplace: gender, literacy and outsourcing in Ghana (2012) explores the literacy conditions of women working in data-processing outsourcing centers. Her research on this topic has been supported by . . .

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Jennifer Slack

Jennifer Daryl Slack

PhD, University of Illinois


(906) 487-3228

Professor of Communication and Cultural Studies, Humanities

Dr. Jennifer Daryl Slack's research focuses on the relationship between communication and culture and has both theoretical and practical components. Her research deals primarily with theoretical issues in cultural studies; technology and culture; environment and culture; creativity and

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Sarah Bell

Sarah Bell

MA English, Boise State University



Assistant Professor of Digital Media

My research focuses on the critical, cultural, and historical study of how digital technologies mediate the body. Additional research areas include digital rhetoric, media production, and information