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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Jennifer Slack

Jennifer Daryl Slack

PhD, University of Illinois


(906) 487-3228

Professor of Communication and Cultural Studies, Humanities

Dr. Jennifer Daryl Slack's research focuses on the relationship between communication and culture and has both theoretical and practical components. Her research deals primarily with theoretical issues in cultural studies; technology and culture; environment and culture; creativity and

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Ramon A. Fonkoué

PhD, University of Oregon


(906) 487-2592

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

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Ann Brady

Ann Brady

PhD, Miami University of Ohio


(906) 487-2066

Director of Scientific & Technical Communication, Humanities

Taking up issues of both theory and practice, Dr. Ann Brady's work focuses on the intersections of rhetoric and technical communication. Her most recent publications appear in Rhetoric Review, Journal of Women's Studies, and Computers and Composition and address issues of methodological diversity, gender essentialism, and technological