Matthew Spearly

Graduate Student (Ph.D)/ Tinker Fellow

Matt Spearly is a PhD student specializing in comparative politics. His research interests largely include political economy, social protections, and economic inequality, particularly with regard to the region of Latin America. Prior to attending Ohio State, he earned B.A. degrees in International Studies and Criminology from West Virginia University in 2016, receiving the University’s highest awards and honors. During the following year, Matt coordinated the service and community engagement efforts of the West Virginia University Honors College. In 2018, Matt Spearly was awarded with a Tinker Fellowship to help fund his research in the commodity boom and social assistance in Latin America.

Areas of Expertise
  • Political/Economic Inequality in Latin America
  • B.A., International Studies and Criminology, West Virginia University (2016)