Rebecca A. Campbell-Montalvo

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Expertise: Race, Ethnicity, Language, Education, and Migration; Women, Minority, and LQBTQPIA+ Engineering and STEM Undergraduates; Linguistic and Cultural Anthropology

Department of Curriculum and Instruction


Twitter: @RCampbellAnthro

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

 

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. Accepted. “School Employees as Healthcare Brokers for Multiply-Marginalized Im/migrant Families.” Medical Anthropology.

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

Campbell-Montalvo, R. Revised and resubmitted. “Linguistic Re-formation of Student and Parent Languages in Heartland Schools: Evidence and Implications.” Anthropology and Education Quarterly.

Ware, J., J. Skvoretz, R. Lee, G. MacDonald, H. Wao, C. Smith, R. Campbell-Montalvo, J. Martin, and G. Kersaint. Revised and resubmitted. “Social Capital and Its Effects on Women and Minorities Pursuing Engineering Major.” Studies in Higher 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 Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering.

 

Additional Manuscripts

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

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

Campbell, R. 2009. “Incongruence in Theory and Practice: Black English Vernacular as used in Society and Education.” Didactica. 3(1). ISSN 2065-2437.

 

Articles in Preparation

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.

Smith, C., P. Ray-Gray, H. Wao, G. Kersaint, R. Campbell-Montalvo, J. Martin, E. Puccia, R. Lee, J. Skvoretz, and G. MacDonald. “A Mixed Methods Investigation of How Social Capital Acquired through Professional Engineering Organizations Contributes to Persistence of Women and Underrepresented Minorities.” To be submitted to Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering.

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

 

GRANT EXPERIENCE

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

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

2017–Present  Exploring the Effects of Academic Climate and Social Networks on STEM Undergraduates (National Science Foundation Grant # 1747583)

2007–2009      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

Submitted      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

2018                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 Funded Seed Grant, UConn

2018                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

2017                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

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

2009–2012      Eleven-time Awardee, Student Government and Anthropology Department Travel Awards, University of South Florida

2011                Alliance for Applied Educational Research in Anthropology Travel Award

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

K-12

Hardee High School

-Woodwind Clinician (2014–2015)

 

Graduate

University of Connecticut, Neag School of Education

-Curriculum Laboratory: Leadership Research (2018)

 

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)

 

INVITED TALKS

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.

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

 

CONFERENCE ACTIVITY

Panel Participations

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.

 

Poster Presentations

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., Smith, C., MacDonald, G., Lee, R., Skvoretz, J., Reeves, K., Martin, J., Campbell, R., Brookins, S. “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. 

 

Paper Presentations

Campbell-Montalvo, R. “Linguistic Re-formation of Indigenous Mexican Student and Parent Languages in Florida Heartland Schools.” 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. Annual Conference Proceedings.

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.

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

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

2017–Present  Co-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 (National Science Foundation 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 (National Science Foundation 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

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

2016–Present  Kelli Carter, Graduate, Integrative Biology, University of South Florida

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 Journal Reviewer, Anthropology and Education Quarterly

 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

2018–Present  Vice President, T. L. Damato High School Music Scholarship

2018                Junior High Judge, Connecticut State History Day Contest

2014–2015      Organizer, Hardee County Multicultural Fair

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

 

MEDIA COVERAGE

Campbell, 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. https://youtu.be/CkM1xgaTyEA

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/