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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Michael Bowler

PhD in Philosophy, University of Notre Dame


(906) 487-2447

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Dr. Bowler's research areas include contemporary European philosophy, ancient Greek philosophy, philosophy of mind, research ethics, nanoethics and the ethics of science and

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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 representational . . .

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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 between . . .