Photo of Medrano, Mark Briones

Mark Briones Medrano

Graduate Student



Building & Room:

University Hall


601 S. Morgan St.


Mark Medrano is a Chicago native, the son of Filipino immigrants. Raised on the Northwest Side of the city, he often visited his local library to read books on various subjects such as World War II and ancient Egyptian civilization. He enjoys a variety of other hobbies, such as going to metal concerts and playing rhythm arcade games like Dance Dance Revolution; he even took a six-week class in Armizare with the Chicago Swordplay Guild in the summer of 2019!


Bachelor of Arts in History (Concentration in Eastern Europe), minor in Anthropology (University of Illinois at Chicago, 2016)
Expected completion of MAT: May 2021
Graduate Certificate in Digital Public Humanities (George Mason University, 2020)

Research Currently in Progress

Interreligious dialogue; Orthodox-Catholic relations; the Roman and Byzantine Empires; royal and political families; American government; the World Wars; the Second Vatican Council; Catholicism in the United States.