• 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 Associate 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 campaigns, persuasion, and women as political communicators. Dr. Vigil’s books include Moms in Chief: The Rhetoric of Republican Motherhood and the Spouses of Presidential Nominees , 1992-2016 and Connecting with Constituents: Identification Building and Blocking in Contemporary National Convention Addresses . She has also published journal articles and book chapters on the rhetoric of Michelle Obama, Franklin D. Roosevelt, George W. Bush, and on national nominating conventions. 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