The Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University is committed to high-quality undergraduate and graduate instruction across the social sciences. Our interdisciplinary faculty’s areas of expertise include anthropology, environmental and energy policy, history, industrial heritage and archaeology, political science, sociology, and geography. We pride ourselves on providing students with the opportunity to engage in hands-on educational experiences and apply academic concepts, strategies, and techniques to contemporary, real-world issues.

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Kari B. Henquinet

Kari B. Henquinet

PhD, Michigan State University, 2007

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906-487-1843
kbhenqui@mtu.edu

Director, Peace Corps Master's International Programs

Gender, Women’s Rights and Household Livelihoods in Niger

I apply my ethnographic experience and training as a West Africa Area Studies specialist in the study of gender relations and women’s rights by examining prominent transnational aid institutions in Niger.  This research highlights: 1) changes in gender roles and access to resources connected to material and . . .

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Nancy Langston

Ph.D., University of Washington

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nelangs3@mtu.edu

Professor of Environmental History, Social Sciences

I am an environmental historian who examines the shared histories of people and watersheds. My current research explores the connections between landscape change, mining, and environmental health in Lake Superior and other boreal watersheds.

During 2012-2013, I was the King Carl XVI Gustaf Professor of Environmental Science, in residence in the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious studies at Umeå University. 

At MTU, I explore the environmental history of Lake Superior. I am particularly interested in students who . . .

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Susanna D. Peters

Susanna D. Peters

JD, University of Pennsylvania, 1990

Contact

906-487-2391
speters@mtu.edu

Lecturer in Law and Society

Susanna Peters, M.S. , J.D., taught at Wayne State University Law School before coming to Michigan Tech. Her research and teaching interests include constitutional law, intellectual property, cyberlaw, and prisons. She attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School and had the opportunity of clerking for United States District/Circuit Court Judge Morris . . .