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Amber B Vayo

Professional Title: 

Graduate Student


Thompson 628


Office Hours: 

Fall 2018 Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday noon-1pm, and by appointment


M.S. American University, Washington, DC; M.A., Clark University; B.A. Worcester State College


Primary Field of research: Public law

Secondary Field: social determinants of health

Tertiary interests: social justice movements, political economy, wealth inequality

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


Current work:

  • measuring the association between cesarean section rates and hospital ownership
  • exploring rights claiming through birth activist movements and the politics of obstetric violence