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

Contact

(906) 487-1437
danyj@mtu.edu

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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Craig Waddell

Craig Waddell

PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Contact

(906) 487-3261
cwaddell@mtu.edu

Associate Professor of Rhetoric, Humanities

Dr. Craig Waddell is an associate professor of Rhetoric. His teaching and research areas include classical rhetoric; public participation; building community in local, national, and global contexts; global poverty; communicating health, environmental, and natural-hazard risks; journalism; and qualitative research methods.    

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Ramon A. Fonkoue

Ramon A. Fonkoué

PhD, University of Oregon

Contact

(906) 487-2592
rafonkou@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor of French and Cultural Studies, Humanities

Dr. Ramon A. Fonkoué's scholarship and teaching focus is on French Language, Francophone, and African Studies in general with an emphasis on cultures and cultural contacts. His research analyzes the contribution of Caribbean and African writers and critics to cultural studies and literary theory. His interests include the relationship