Department of Humanities

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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Dany Jacob

Dany Jacob

Bachelor's in European Cultures (specialization in French), University of Luxembourg


(906) 487-1437

Visiting Assistant Professor, French

Dr.  Jacob's research focus around the figure of the dandy and dandyism during the end of the 19th century/beginning of the 20thcentury and how it impacted our contemporary conceptions of modernity, aesthetics and masculinties through the lens of fetishism. In that light, his interests lie in the role of fetishization

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Diane Shoos

Diane L. Shoos

PhD, Ohio State University


(906) 487-3247

Associate Professor of Visual Studies and French, 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

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Kette Thomas

PhD, Comparative Literature, New York University at Stony Brook


(906) 487-3251

Associate 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