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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Diane Shoos

Diane L. Shoos

PhD, Ohio State University

Contact

(906) 487-3247
dshoos@mtu.edu

Associate Professor of Visual Studies and French Language, Humanities

Dr. Diane L. Shoos' research is in the area of the practice and theories of visual representation, including advertising, television, and, especially, cinema. Her scholarship focuses on the representation of women and the construction of female subjectivity in visual texts, the evolving formulations of sexual difference and masculinity in these . . .

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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. Her book, Calling All Stars: Hollywood, Cultural Labor, & the Politics of Authority During World War I, is under contract with Indiana University Press. The project focuses on . . .