Natalie Gasparowicz

Current Research Interests

My research explores how and why various Mexican Catholicisms formed in response to the newly invented birth control pill in the second half of the 20th century. Instead of privileging the institutional Church and prescriptive texts, I focus on how Mexican Catholics lived their faith in their bedrooms. Through the lens of “lived religion,” I analyze the papers of alternatively minded clergy and bishops, laypeople, and the media they consumed and produced. By focusing on when Mexican Catholic ideas and acts about the pill and sex were in flux, Gasparowicz’s research reveals the dynamic and contested nature of Catholicisms in Mexico.

I received my B.A. in History at Princeton University in 2016, and graduated with Departmental Honors. I also received a Minor in Spanish Language and Culture. 

I am the co-founder of Duke F1RSTS, a first-generation graduate student network for students at Duke. For more, click here .

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