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Migrant research earns Creighton undergrad trip to NYC

Mar 6, 2022
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JJ Mark

When JJ Mark stands before a panel of academic judges at Madison Square Garden March 12, he will be a shining example of Creighton University’s commitment to undergraduate student research. Along with four other Creighton students he will present a research poster — in his case, a study of the impact of different portrayals of migrants in literature.

He’ll be part of the inaugural BIG EAST Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium, scheduled to run concurrently with the BIG EAST Men’s Basketball Tournament.

“As a political science major, I became fascinated with the intersection of literature, society, and government,” Mark says. “With the refugee crisis intensifying across the globe, I realized the necessity of this project, and I wanted to make a positive impact – no matter how small – in any way I could.

Both fiction and non-fiction have important lessons for ethical readership and the portrayal of migrants, both of which can help formulate the welcoming consciousness for refugees that this world so desperately needs.
— JJ Mark