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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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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Scott Marratto

Scott Marratto

PhD, University of Guelph

Contact

(906) 487-2613
smarratt@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Humanities

Scott Marratto is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Michigan Technological University. His research interests include: twentieth century continental philosophy, especially phenomenology; the history of philosophy, especially ancient Greek thought and German Idealism; philosophical issues in science and technology. He is co-author (with Lawrence E. Schmidt) of The End of . . .

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Marika Seigel

Marika Seigel

PhD, Pennsylvania State University

Contact

(906) 487-3093
maseigel@mtu.edu

Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Technical Communication, Humanities

Dr. Marika Seigel’s scholarship explores intersections between rhetoric, technical communication, usability research, and feminist theory. Dr. Seigel has recently published two books from the University of Chicago Press: a scholarly monograph, The Rhetoric of Pregnancy, and a companion e-book, Expecting: A Brief History of Pregnancy Advice. Her work has also . . .