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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Alexandra Morrison

PhD (Philosophy) University of Guelph

Contact

(906) 487-2612
lamorris@mtu.edu

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Humanities

Dr. Alexandra Morrison’s research interests include 20th Century Continental Philosophy (especially the phenomenological and existential traditions) and Feminist Philosophy. Her doctoral dissertation dealt with questions of selfhood, alterity and community in Martin Heidegger’s Being and Time. Since finishing her doctorate Morrison’s interest in the relationship between self, community and language has . . .

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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 . . .

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Andrew Fiss

Ph.D. History & Philosophy of Science, Indiana University

Contact

afiss@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor of Technical & Professional Communication

With a background in interdisciplinary science studies and first-year writing, Dr. Andrew Fiss works at the intersections of cultural history, rhetoric, composition, and technical communication. He has recently contributed a case study about using podcasting to improve students' scientific and digital literacies to the National Institute of Technology in Liberal Education . . .