Vanessa Walker

Title: 
Joseph W. and Diane Zerbib Assistant Professor of History
Affiliation: 
Amherst College
Short Bio: 

Vanessa Walker is the Joseph W. and Diane Zerbib Assistant Professor of History at Amherst College. She received a Ph.D. in US-International history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the recipient of several awards including a Graduate Fellowship at the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, the Gerald R. Ford Scholar in Honor of Robert Teeter at the Ford Presidential Library, and a George Mosse Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is the author of several articles on the Carter Administration’s human rights foreign policy, and is currently completing her manuscript on human rights activism and diplomacy in the Western Hemisphere during the Carter Administration, under contract with Cornell University Press.