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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Patty Sotirin

Patty Sotirin

PhD, Purdue University

Contact

(906) 487-3264
pjsotiri@mtu.edu

Professor of Communication, Humanities

Dr. Patty Sotirin's research involves critical-interpretive approaches to issues of culture, relationality, and gender. Her work draws on discursive theories of communication, critical management studies, cultural studies, feminist theories and qualitative methodologies. She is Editor of Women and

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Kathleen Burke

Kathleen Burke

MA, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, University of Illinois

Contact

(906) 487-1771
kpburke@mtu.edu

Lecturer, Intensive English as a Second Language, Humanities

Before joining the faculty at Michigan Tech, Kathleen Burke taught at the Higher Colleges of Technology in Abu Dhabi. She has also taught in Vermont, Qatar, Iowa, Kuwait and Iran. Her interests include supervising instruction, designing and implementing curriculum, providing in-service training programs, and conducting needs analyses. She has presented at . . .

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Victoria L. Bergvall

PhD, Harvard University

Contact

(906) 487-3243
vbergval@mtu.edu

Associate Professor of Linguistics, Humanities

Dr. Victoria L. Bergvall's fields of scholarship range across language and gender theory and practice, discourse analysis (especially critical discourse analysis), sociolinguistics, computer-mediated communication, and the study of the dialects of the Upper Peninsula of