Research

School of Communication & Arts

Research

School of Communication & Arts

“…research helped me to expand my knowledge”

Elizabeth Heffernan, Class of 2014

Elizabeth Heffernan

Hometown: Sioux City, Iowa
Majors: English and Political Science
Research title: “'Riding the Race': How Society Constructs Race through Literature and Law”

"What I ultimately took away from this project was that by discussing and defining race, society is at the same time creating the idea of race even through different disciplines like literature and law. It was interesting to see similar thinking in these two areas that many people often see as separate. My research helped me to expand my knowledge and see something in a whole new way."