McKensie Sprow

McKensie Sprow.

Concentration: 20th Century Latin America | History of Religion and Public Health 


  • MA, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Columbia University 2021  “Containing Femininity: The Church, Conservative Ideology, and Gendered Politics in Late Twentieth Century Argentina”   
  • BA, Magna cum Laude, International Studies, Human Rights Minor, Ohio State University 2020
  • BA, Magna cum Laude, Spanish, History Minor, Ohio State University 2020


I am interested in 20th century Latin American history, specifically how the intersection of politics and religion impact reproductive health in the Southern Cone. I am particularly interested in how religion impacted medical professionals and institutions, and how that ultimately affected advancements in public health and access to contraceptives.

I was born and raised in Defiance, Ohio. I have two dogs, Cora and Rubble, and love being active with them. I also practice yoga and enjoy trying new foods.