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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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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Kette Thomas

PhD, Comparative Literature, New York University at Stony Brook

Contact

(906) 487-3251
kthomas@mtu.edu

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 representational models . . .

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Stefka Hristova

Stefka Hristova

PhD, University of California Irvine

Contact

(906) 487-1084
shristov@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor of Digital Media, Humanities

Stefka Hristova is an Assistant Professor of Digital Media at Michigan Technological University. She holds a PhD in Visual Studies from the University of California Irvine. Her research examines the digital visual cultures of war and displacement.

Stefka teaches in the Communication, Culture, & Media Undergraduate Program and the Rhetoric, Theory, and Culture Graduate Program.