Rebecca A. Campbell-Montalvo

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Expertise: Race, Ethnicity, Language, Education, and Migration; the Measurement of Indigenous Mexican Languages in K-12 Schools; Women, Minority, and LQBTQPIA+ Engineering and STEM Undergraduates; Linguistic and Cultural Anthropology; Qualitative and Quantitative Educational Measurement and Research Methods

Department of Curriculum and Instruction


Twitter: @RCampbellAnthro

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dr.RebeccaA.Campbell/

Read my research: https://uconn.academia.edu/RebeccaCampbell

 

EDUCATION          

2016                Ph.D., Applied Anthropology (Cultural), University of South Florida

2006                M.A., Jr. College Teaching (Sociology), University of South Florida

2004                B.A., Psychology, University of South Florida

2003                A.A., General Studies, Pasco-Hernando State College

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2018–Present; Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Connecticut

2016–2018; Research Assistant II, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Connecticut

2007–2009; Program Assistant, NIH Minority Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Student Training Award in Research, University of South Florida

 

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Articles

Campbell-Montalvo, R. and H. Castañeda. 2019. “School Employees as Healthcare Brokers for Multiply-Marginalized Im/migrant Families.” Medical Anthropology 39(1).

Campbell-Montalvo, R. 2019. “Linguistic and racial re-formation of indigenous Mexicans’ languages and races in Florida Heartland K-12 schools.” Proc Ling Soc Amer 4. 50:1-9.

Campbell-Montalvo, R. Under Review. “Language Measurement Error in K-12 Schools: Linguistic Re-formation of Student and Parent Languages in Heartland Schools during Registration and Reporting.” American Educational Research Journal.

Campbell-Montalvo, R. Under Review. “Measuring, Using, and Reporting Race/Ethnicity at K-12 Schools in the Florida Heartland.” Race Ethnicity and Education.

Smith, C., H. Wao, G. Kersaint, R. Campbell-Montalvo, P. Gray-Ray, E. Puccia, J. Martin, R. Lee, J. Skvoretz, and G. MacDonald. Under Review. “The Connection between Social Capital Acquired through Professional Engineering Organizations and Persistence.” Journal of Engineering Education.

Wao, H., C. Smith, G. Kersaint, R. Campbell-Montalvo, R. Lee, J. Martin, E. Puccia, J. Skvoretz, J. Ware, and G. MacDonald. Under Review. “Influence of Social Networks on the Decisions of Women and Underrepresented Minorities to Pursue Engineering Undergraduate Degrees.” Journal of Higher Education.

Ware, J., J. Skvoretz, G. Kersaint, R. Campbell-Montalvo, C. Smith, E. Puccia, J. Martin, R. Lee, G. MacDonald, and H. Wao. Under Review. “Pursuing an Engineering Major: Social Capital of Women and Underrepresented Minorities.” Studies in Higher Education.

 

Selected Articles in Preparation

Campbell-Montalvo, R. “Agency in Young Students of Color: Resisting Racism in Florida Heartland Elementary Schools.” To be submitted to Transforming Anthropology.

Campbell-Montalvo, R., H. Wao, C. Smith, G. Kersaint, J. Martin, E. Puccia, R. Lee, J. Skvoretz, and G. MacDonald. “Perceptions of Fit in Engineering Undergraduate Programs and Academic Performance and Persistence.” To be submitted to Journal of Engineering Education.

 

Book Chapters in Preparation

Campbell-Montalvo, R. Proposal accepted. “Saliendo Adelante: Indigenous Im/migrant family agency in navigating linguistic and health barriers in educational contexts.” In M. Strickland and L. Roy (Eds.) Composing Storylines of Possibilities: Immigrant and Refugee Families Navigating School. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing

 

Books in Preparation

Campbell-Montalvo, R. Researching the New American Indians of Florida: Migrant Farmwork, Language, and Education in the Heartland. To be submitted to University of Florida Press.

 

Applied and Technical Reports

Campbell, R. 2017. “Final Research Report: Evaluations and Recommendations for a Heartland County School District.” Submitted to a Heartland County’s Stakeholders.

Kersaint, G., C. Smith, R. Campbell, G. MacDonald, J. Skvoretz, and R. Lee. 2018. “The Effect of Social Capital and Cultural Models on the Retention and Degree Attainment of Women and Minority Engineering Undergraduates. Report of Findings from Survey 3.” Submitted to NSF with custom versions provided to each of the eleven participating universities.

Kersaint, G., C. Smith, R. Campbell, G. MacDonald, H. Wao, and R. Lee. 2017. “The Effect of Social Capital and Cultural Models on the Retention and Degree Attainment of Women and Minority Engineering Undergraduates. Report of Findings from Survey 2 and Interview 1.” Submitted to NSF with custom versions provided to each of the eleven participating universities.

Kersaint, G., C. Smith, R. Lee, G. MacDonald, H. Wao, S. Brookins, and R. Campbell. 2016. “The Effect of Social Capital and Cultural Models on the Retention and Degree Attainment of Women and Minority Engineering Undergraduates. Report of Findings from Survey 1.” Submitted to NSF with custom versions provided to each of the eleven participating universities.

 

Dissertation

Campbell, R. 2016. “Reification, Resistance, and Transformation? The Impact of Migration and Demographics on Linguistic, Racial, and Ethnic Identity and Equity in Educational Systems: An Applied Approach.” Graduate Theses and Dissertations. http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/6474

 

GRANT EXPERIENCE

2017–Present  Co-Investigator, Healthcare Needs and Access for CT Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Schoolchildren (Collaboratory on School and Child Health Grant)

2017–Present  Co-Investigator, Accuracy and Implications of Measurement in School (AIMS): Measuring Language, Race, and Ethnicity during Registration (El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies Grant)

2015–Present  Researcher, The Effects of Social Capital and Cultural Models on the Retention and Degree Attainment of Women and Minority Engineering Undergraduates (NSF Grant #1432297)

2017–Present  Researcher, Exploring the Effects of Academic Climate and Social Networks on STEM Undergraduates (NSF Grant # 1747583)

2007–2009      Program Assistant, Minority Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Student Training Award in Research (National Institute of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences Project #5T34GM067583)

 

GRANTS AND OTHER HONORS

2019/pending  Marcette, J., R. Campbell-Montalvo, N. Caporale, M. Moore, R. Harvey. “Novel Networking in Biology Education Research: Promoting Inclusive Collaborations.” RCN Undergraduate Biology Education Grant, NSF ($500,000)

2018/funded   Campbell-Montalvo, R., M. Valdovinos, R. Lucas, X. Cong. “Healthcare Needs and Access for CT Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Schoolchildren.” Collaboratory on School and Child Health Research Grant, UConn ($8,000)

2018/funded   Campbell-Montalvo, R., M. Back, M. Valdovinos, A. Bellara. “Accuracy and Implications in Measurement of Student Data (AIMS): How Language, Race/ethnicity, and Migrant Status are Constructed in Interactions and School Records.” El Instituto Research Grant, UConn ($4,000)

2018/awardee  First Place and People’s Choice Award. “The Birthplace of Errors in Educational Statistics: The Overlooked Site of K-12 School Registration.” UConn Post-Doctoral Data-Blitz Competition ($1,000)

2018/not funded Campbell-Montalvo, R., M. Valdovinos, R. Lucas. “Migrant and Farmworking Students and Healthcare Access in CT Schools.” Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy Research Grant, UConn ($15,000)

2017/finalist    Campbell, R., M. Valdovinos, R. Lucas. “Migrant and Farmworking Students and Healthcare Access in CT Schools.” Finalists, Collaboratory on School and Child Health Research Grant, UConn ($8,000)

2017–2018      Three-time Awardee, Faculty Travel Award, UConn

2009–2012      Nine-time Awardee, Student Government Travel Award, USF

2011–2012      Two-time Awardee, Anthropology Department Travel Award, USF

2011                Alliance for Applied Educational Research in Anthropology Travel Award

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Graduate

University of Connecticut, Neag School of Education

Curriculum Laboratory: Leadership Research (2018–Present)

 

Undergraduate

Saint Leo University

Building a Multiracial Society; Online and Face–to–Face (2013–2016)

Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior (2013)

Human Behavior Perspective (2012)

Introduction to Archaeology (2012)

The McDonaldization of Society; Online and Face–to–Face (2013–2015)

 

Pasco-Hernando State College

Classroom Management (2009)

Introduction to Sociology (2006–2010; 2016)

Social Problems (2010)

 

Hillsborough Community College

Introduction to Sociology (2012–2016)

Social Problems (2013)

 

University of South Florida

Cultural Anthropology (2011–2013)

Introduction to Anthropology (2011–2013)

Anthropological Linguistics; Teaching Assistant (2011)

Black Women in America: Activism; Teaching Assistant (2015)

Introduction to Archaeology; Teaching Assistant (2014)

Language and Culture; Teaching Assistant (2010)

 

K-12

Hardee High School

Woodwind Clinician (2014–2015)

 

INVITED TALKS

Campbell-Montalvo, R. “Addressing the Undercounting of Indigenous Mexican Students in Florida: From School Registration to State Reporting.” Tertulia Talk hosted by El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies. November 28, 2018.

Campbell-Montalvo, R. “The Importance of Bridging the Gap between Home and School for Diverse Students.” Twitter Chat sponsored by the UConn Collaboratory for School and Child Health and the Neag School of Education using #schoolequity. October 10, 2018.

 

CONFERENCE ACTIVITY

Panel Presentations

Campbell-Montalvo, R. (Co-chair). “Ethnography in the Florida Heartland: Applications for Educators to Improve Equity for Minoritized Groups.” Applying Anthropology in Education: Addressing Equity from K-College (National Association for the Practice of Anthropology) panel at the Society for Applied Anthropology Meeting 2019; March 19–23. Portland, OR.

Puccia, E. (Co-chair), C. Smith, R. Campbell-Montalvo (Co-chair), and G. Kersaint. “How Universities Can Support Women and Underrepresented Minority Engineering Students: Applications of Interviews with Undergraduates.” Applying Anthropology in Education: Addressing Equity from K-College (National Association for the Practice of Anthropology) panel at the Society for Applied Anthropology Meeting 2019; March 19–23. Portland, OR.

Campbell-Montalvo, R. “Raciolinguistic Registrations: How Context and Ideology Shape Student Language, Race, and Ethnicity Categorizations Schools Record and Use.” Raciolinguistic Repertoires in Chicanx and Latinx Lives panel at the American Anthropological Association Meeting 2018; November 14–18. San José, CA.

Campbell-Montalvo, R. (Discussant). Applying the Anthropological Imagination: Adapting Anthropology for Resistance and Resilience panel. American Anthropological Association Meeting 2018; November 14–18. San José, CA.

Campbell-Montalvo, R. “Linguistic and Racial (Re)formation of Indigenous Mexicans in the U.S.: Evidence and Implications for K-12 Schools.” Globalizando la inclusión y la equidad: una (otra) mirada a las políticas educativas panel. Latin American Studies Association Meeting 2018; May 22–26. Barcelona, Spain.

 

Paper Presentations

Mayberry, M., M. Hughes Miller, C. Smith, R. Campbell-Montalvo, and H. Wao. “Academic Climate, Social Networks and Identity Management among Transgender and Gender Non-Binary STEM Students.” Paper to be presented at The Society for the Study of Social Problems Meeting 2019; August 9–11. New York, NY.

Hughes Miller, M., C. Smith, M. Mayberry, R. Campbell-Montalvo, and H. Wao. “Queer in STEM in the South: Locating Undergraduate Narratives of Inclusion and Marginalization.” Paper presented at The Southeastern Women’s Studies Association Meeting 2019; March 7–9. Oxford, MS.

Campbell-Montalvo, R. “The Need to Reevaluate the Use and Purpose of Home Language Surveys: Current School Practices Undermeasure Indigenous Mexican Languages.” Paper presented at the Georgetown University Round Table 2019 at Georgetown University; March 29–April 1. Washington, D.C.

Campbell-Montalvo, R. and H. Castañeda. “The Importance of Language Representation as School Employees Broker Health Care for Multiply-Marginalized Migrant Families.” Paper presented at the Georgetown University Round Table 2019 at Georgetown University; March 29–April 1. Washington, D.C.

Campbell-Montalvo, R. “Linguistic Re-formation of Indigenous Mexican Student and Parent Languages in Florida Heartland Schools.” Paper presented at the Anthropological and Applied Linguistics session at the Linguistic Society of America Meeting 2019; January 3–6. New York, NY.

Campbell, R. “(Mis)Defining Language in the Educational Institution: How Heartland Schools and the Florida Department of Education (Mis)Serve Students by (Mis)Categorizing Linguistic Identity.” Paper presented at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. November 29–December 3, 2017. Washington, D.C.

Campbell, R. “Analyzing Classroom Discourse: The Construction of (Sub)Standard Speech and Linguistic Variance.” Paper presented at the Minority Education and Community Development session. Society for Applied Anthropology 72nd Meeting. March 27–31, 2012. Baltimore, MD.

Campbell, R. Analyzing Classroom Discourse: The Construction of (Sub)Standard Speech and Linguistic Variance.” Paper presented at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. November 16–20, 2011. Montreal, Quebec.

Campbell, R. and M. Chavez. “An Investigation of the Extent to which Dialect Awareness is Taught to Future Educators.” Paper presented at the Society for Applied Anthropology 71st Meeting. March 29–April 2, 2011. Seattle, WA.

Campbell, R. “The Requirement of Standard English in U.S. Schools: Set-Up or Set-Back?” National Association of African American Studies & Affiliates 2010 Conference; February 8–13. Baton Rouge, LA.

Campbell, R. “Incongruence in Theory and Practice: Black English Vernacular as used in Society and Education.” Paper presented at the International Society for the Social Studies Conference. February 25–26, 2010. Orlando, FL.

Campbell, R. “Incongruence in Theory and Practice: Black English Vernacular as used in Society and Education.” Paper presented at the Association for Humanist Sociology Conference 2009; November 13–16. New Orleans, LA.

 

Poster Presentations

Campbell-Montalvo, R., C. Smith, M. Hughes Miller, M. Mayberry, and H. Wao. “Navigating Undergraduate STEM Spaces as LGBTPQIA+: The Use of Micro-Defenses to Fit In.” Society for Applied Anthropology Meeting 2019; March 19–23. Portland, OR.

Campbell, R. and H. Castañeda. “School Employees as Healthcare Brokers for Multiply-Marginalized Im/migrant Families.” UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health Encore Conference. September 24, 2018. Hartford, CT.

Kingsbury, V., R. Campbell, and C. Smith. “The Impact of Fit Cultivated by Language on the Degree Retention and Attainment of Women and Underrepresented Minorities in Undergraduate Engineering Programs.” Frontiers Undergraduate Student Research Conference. April 14, 2018. Storrs, CT.

Kersaint, G., C. Smith, G. MacDonald, R. Lee, H. Wao, J. Skvoretz, K. Reeves, J. Martin, R. Campbell, E. Puccia, J. Ware. “The Effects of Social Capital and Cultural Models on the Retention and Degree Attainment of Women and Minority Engineering Undergraduates.” National Science Foundation EHR Core Research PI Meeting. September 25–26, 2017. Alexandria, VA.

Campbell, R. and H. Castañeda. “School Employees as Healthcare Brokers for Multiply-Marginalized Im/migrant Families.” UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health Encore Conference. September 18, 2017. Hartford, CT.

Campbell, R. “Diversity and Educational Inclusion and Equity in Migration: Reification, Resistance, and Transformation of Linguistic, Racial, and Ethnic Identity—An Applied Approach.” Southern Sociological Society Meeting 2017; March 29–April 1. Greenville, SC.

Kersaint, G., Smith, C., Wao, H., MacDonald, G., Lee, R., Skvoretz, J., Reeves, K., Martin, J., Campbell, R., Puccia, E., Ware, J. “Inclusion and Equity of Engineering Diversities: Social Capital, Cultural Models, and Success of Women and Minority Engineering Undergraduates.” Southern Sociological Society Meeting 2017; March 29–April 1. Greenville, SC.

Kersaint, G., C. Smith, G. MacDonald, R. Lee, J. Skvoretz, K. Reeves, J. Martin, R. Campbell, S. Brookins. “Using social capital and cultural model theories to guide research on the retention and degree attainment of women and minority engineering undergraduates.” American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting 2016; April 8–12. Washington, D.C.

Campbell, R. “Reifying and Resisting Constructions of Race, Ethnicity, and Language at the Elementary School Level in a Nonmetropolitan New Destination.” American Anthropological Association Meeting 2015; November 17–22. Denver, CO.

Campbell, R. “Examining Linguistic and Cultural Experiences of Students in a Florida County’s Schools.” Society for Applied Anthropology 74th Annual Meeting. March 18-22, 2014. Albuquerque, NM.

Campbell, R. “Linguistic Borders: A Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Learning about Linguistic Variation, Language Ideologies, and Identity in School: A Synthesis of Pilot Data for Dissertation Preparation.” American Anthropological Association Meeting. November 20–24, 2013. Chicago, IL.

Campbell, R. “Pilot Research Steps Examining What American K-12 Students Are Taught about Linguistic Variation, Standard Language Ideologies, and Identity: Preparing for a School Ethnography.” American Anthropological Association Meeting. November 14–18, 2012. San Francisco, CA.

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2018–Present  Co-Investigator, Novel Networking in Biology Education Research: Promoting Inclusive Collaborations

2017–Present  Principal Investigator, Accuracy and Implications of Measurement in School (AIMS): Measuring Language, Race, and Ethnicity during Registration

2017–Present  Principal Investigator, Healthcare Access for Migrant and Farmworking Students in Connecticut Schools

2017–Present Researcher, Exploring the Effects of Academic Climate and Social Networks on STEM Undergraduates (NSF Grant #1747583)

2015–Present  Researcher, The Effects of Social Capital and Cultural Models on the Retention and Degree Attainment of Women and Minority Engineering Undergraduates (NSF Grant #1432297)

2014–2017      Ethnographer, Equity and Linguistic, Racial, and Ethnic Diversity in a Florida Heartland County School District

2011, 2014      Supporter, USF Heritage Research Lab

 

MENTORING/STUDENT SUPERVISION

2019–Present  Joseph Dean, Graduate, Curriculum and Instruction, UConn

2019–Present  Oxana Sidorova, Graduate, Latin American Studies, UConn

2016–Present  Monique Golden, Graduate, Learning, Leadership and Education Policy, UConn

2016–2019      Kelli Carter, Graduate, Integrative Biology, USF

2017–2018      Vernessa Kingsbury, Undergraduate, Anthropology, UConn

2016–2017      Milena Almira, Graduate, Spanish Studies, UConn

2015                Anthropology Minor Undergraduates at Saint Leo University

 

SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION

2018–Present  Member, UConn Neag School of Education Equity and Social Justice Committee

2017                Invited Reviewer, American Educational Research Association Meeting

2015                Invited Reviewer, Anthropology and Education Quarterly

 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

2018–Present  Vice President, Damato Music and College Scholarship, Hernando High School

2014–2015      Organizer, Heartland County Multicultural Fair

2012–2015      Development Council Member, Homeless Helping Homeless, Inc.

 

MEDIA COVERAGE

Campbell-Montalvo, R. “Health, Classroom Experiences, and Language in Florida Heartland Schools.” Live talk. Produced by the Collaboratory on School and Child Health, University of Connecticut. October 10, 2018.

Campbell, R. Interview on STEM college education for women and underrepresented minority groups by René Herrera and Spencer Bockover. AnthroAlert. University of South Florida, Bulls Radio. December 15, 2017.

Campbell, R. Interview on education in the Florida Heartland by René Herrera and Spencer Bockover. AnthroAlert. University of South Florida, Bulls Radio. July 7, 2017.

Deubel, T. “Interview with Rebecca Campbell for Anthropological Linguistics.” University of South Florida. March 2016.

Higgins, W. “Business in the Rough.” The Oracle. University of South Florida. May 2014.

Lende, D. “This is Anthropology in Florida.” Neuroanthropology: Understanding the encultured brain and body. PLOS Blogs. 2011.

 

LANGUAGES

Spanish: Excellent reading, limited speaking, and excellent writing proficiencies

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS

American Anthropological Association

American Educational Research Association

Collaboratory on School and Child Health, UConn

El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies, UConn

Latin American Studies Association

Linguistic Society of America

Contact Information
Emailrebecca.campbell@uconn.edu
Fax860 486 0280
Mailing Address249 Glenbrook Road, Unit 3033
Office LocationGentry 119A
CampusStorrs
CoursesEDCI 5830 Curriculum Laboratory: Leadership Research (Graduate)
Linkhttp://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/6474/