University of Massachusetts Amherst

Search Google Appliance


Amber B Vayo

Professional Title: 

Graduate Student


Thompson 628


Office Hours: 

Fall 2018 Office Hours: Tuesday 12-1; Thursday 1-2, and by appointment


M.S. Jurisprudence and Social Thought from American University, Washington, DC; M.A. English, Clark University; B.A. English, Worcester State College


Major field of research: Public law

Minor Field: social determinants of health

Broader research interests include structural violence and inequality, political economy (particularly austerity policies), law and society, and public health.  


Current work: 

  • co-authoring a paper on fear and loathing in American presidential campaign rhetoric
  • researching the politics of birth in the United States via women's narratives of labor and delivery 
  • looking at the role status plays in dispute resolution via adjunct faculty members