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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Kette Thomas

PhD, Comparative Literature, New York University at Stony Brook

Contact

(906) 487-3251
kthomas@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor of Diverse Literature, Humanities

Dr. Kette Thomas' work centers on questions regarding identity, agency, and language. She places special emphasis on religion, myth, folklore, autobiography, film, creative essays and the novel. She recently published an article on the Zombie myth and the biblical figure of Lazarus and is doing research on rhetorical and representational models . . .

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Sue Collins

Sue Collins

PhD, New York University

Contact

(906) 487-3260
scollins@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor of Communication, Culture, & Media, Humanities

Dr. Sue Collins's research interests include media and cultural history, political economy of media industries and popular culture, and critical cultural policy studies. She is currently working on a book entitled, Calling All Stars: Hollywood, Cultural Labor, & the Politics of Authority During WWI. The project is concerned with how celebrity/star authority . . .

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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 Team.