• Title Associate Professor, Communication
  • Office Room 305, 704 Commonwealth Ave.
  • Education BA, Augustana College
    MA, University of Kansas
    PhD, University of Kansas

Tammy R. Vigil is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Boston University. She earned her doctorate in communication studies from the University of Kansas with an emphasis on rhetoric and political communication. Her research interests include political campaign rhetoric, women as political communicators, and analyses of popular culture. She has published journal articles and book chapters on the rhetoric of Michelle Obama, Franklin D. Roosevelt, George W. Bush, and convention speeches by presidential nominees’ spouses. Dr. Vigil coauthored The Third Agenda in U.S. Presidential Debates: Debate Watch and Citizen Reactions, 1996-2004 and edited a textbook titled Introduction to the World of Communication. Her most recent book, Connecting with Constituents: Identification Building and Blocking in Contemporary National Convention Speeches, explores speeches delivered at national nominating conventions from historic, strategic, and analytic perspectives and illustrates the importance of nominating conventions as part of an ongoing national conversation about the political character of the country. Dr. Vigil formerly served as Associate Dean of the College of Communication at Boston University and is a past winner of the Wrange-Baskerville award given annually by the Public Address Division of the National Communication Association.

Departments/Site Areas
Communication and Research
Degree Programs
MS in Mass Communication