Rebecca A. Campbell-Montalvo


Title:

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Academic Degrees:

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

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

B.A., Psychology, University of South Florida

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

Biography:

Prior to her current role, Rebecca Campbell-Montalvo served as a Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant in anthropology at the University of South Florida, where she also was the Program Assistant for the National Institute of Health’s Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research.

Campbell-Montalvo is a rising scholar in the field of educational equity with an emphasis on K-12 equity for linguistic, racial, and ethnic groups as well as a focus on undergraduate STEM equity for women, underrepresented minority, and LGBTQIA+ groups. She has a book under contract with Lexington Books in which she describes how local central Florida elementary schools cast Indigenous Mexicans as Spanish-speaking Latinos, which reduces their access to school resources and culturally sustaining pedagogy. Her record includes numerous presentations and publications in the field as well.

Campbell-Montalvo is Co-PI on a $500,000 NSF grant that seeks to improve inclusion in biology education and biology education research through the Inclusive Environments and Metrics in Biology Education and Research network. She is also the recipient of smaller grants in support of her continued work on how K-12 school employees facilitate access to healthcare for im/migrant Latinos in the United States.

Campbell-Montalvo has more than 15 years experience teaching education, sociology, and anthropology courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Outside of her UConn work, she also consults as an evaluator and social scientist for Beta-Research Associates, Inc. on opioid use research.

Publications:

Campbell-Montalvo, R. 2020. “Linguistic Re-formation in Florida Heartland Schools: School Erasures of Indigenous Languages.” American Educational Research Journal.

Campbell-Montalvo, R. 2020. “Being QuantCritical of U.S. K-12 Demographic Data: Using and Reporting Race/ethnicity in Florida Heartland Schools.” Race Ethnicity and Education 23(2):180-199.

Campbell-Montalvo, R., N. Caporale, G. McDowell, C. Idlebird, K. Wiens, K. Jackson, J. Marcette, and M. Moore. 2020. “Insights from the Inclusive Environments and Metrics in Biology Education and Research Network: Our Experience Organizing Inclusive Biology Education and Research Events.” Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education 21(1):1-9.

Skvoretz, J., G. Kersaint, R. Campbell-Montalvo, J. Ware, C. Smith, E. Puccia, J. Martin, R. Lee, G. MacDonald, and H. Wao. 2019. “Pursuing an Engineering Major: Social Capital of Women and Underrepresented Minorities.” Studies in Higher Education 44(3):592-607.

Campbell-Montalvo, R., and H. Castañeda. 2019. “School Employees as Healthcare Brokers for Multiply-marginalized Im/migrant Families.” Medical Anthropology 39(1):733-746.

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, 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.

Puccia, E., J. Martin, C. Smith, G. Kersaint, R. Campbell-Montalvo, H. Wao, R. Lee, J. Skvoretz, G. MacDonald. Accepted. “Influence of Parents’ Expressive and Instrumental Social Capital on Women’s and Underrepresented Minorities’ Decision-Making to Pursue an Engineering Major.” International Journal of STEM Education.

Campbell-Montalvo, R. Forthcoming. “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.

Saldaña, Y., M. Santiago, A. Guevara, L. Mata, E. Morales, B. Salazar, C. Saldaña, A. Saldaña, R. Campbell-Montalvo. Forthcoming. “In their own words: Testimonios from Mexican migrant K-12 students on their schooling experiences in the Florida Heartland.” In L. López López, M. Tijoux, I. Mayorga (Eds.) Migrating Americas. New York, NY: Palgrave.

Campbell-Montalvo, R., and A. Pfister. Forthcoming. “Access to K-12 School Resources for Latino Im/migrants in the Florida Heartland: The Interstice of Family Cultural Backgrounds and Linguistic Structural Realities.” In D. Warriner (Ed.) Refugee Education across the Lifespan: Mapping Experiences of Language Learning and Language Use. New York, NY: Springer.

Campbell-Montalvo, R. Erasing Identity, Restricting Opportunity: The Latinization of Indigenous Mexican Students in the Florida Heartland. Lexington Books, Manuscript due December 2021.

Media Talks:

Campbell-Montalvo, R. “Rebecca Campbell-Montalvo takes the page 99 test.” CaMP Anthropology Blog. October 2020.

Campbell-Montalvo, R. Interview on collecting race/ethnicity data in schools by J.P.B. Gerald. Unstandardized English Podcast. September 2020.

Campbell-Montalvo, R. “Ethnography in the Florida Heartland: Applications for Educators to Improve Equity for Minoritized Groups.” Applying Anthropology in Education: Addressing Equity from K-College. Podcast by the Society for Applied Anthropology. March 2019.

Puccia, E., C. Smith, R. Campbell-Montalvo, 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. Podcast by the Society for Applied Anthropology. March 2019.

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.

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. 

Presentations:

Workshops

Idlebird, C., M. Moore, R. Campbell-Montalvo, and N. Caporale. “Collaboration Session: Forming New Interdisciplinary Teams in Biology Education Research.” American Educational Research Association Meeting 2020; April 17–21. San Francisco, CA. (Conference canceled)

McDowell, G., J. Marcette, K. Nuss, M. Moore, R. Campbell-Montalvo, and T. Page. “Strategies for a More Inclusive Biology Classroom.” National Association of Biology Teachers Professional Development Conference 2019; November 14–17. Chicago, IL.

Panel Presentations

Campbell-Montalvo, R. and A. Pfister. “Language as an Arbiter to School Resources for Latino Im/migrants in the Florida Heartland.” Contested Identities, Challenged Baselines: Child Welfare as a Contemporary Contact Zone panel at the Society for Applied Anthropology Meeting 2020; March 17–21. Albuquerque, NM. (Conference canceled)

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.

Recent Paper Presentations

Campbell-Montalvo, R. “Identity Re-formation during School Registration: Theorizing on Change and Erasure in Identity-Codification by the State.” Latin American Social and Public Policy Meeting 2020; October 15–17. Pittsburgh, PA. (Conference postponed)

Mayberry, M., M. Hughes Miller, C. Smith, R. Campbell-Montalvo, and H. Wao. “Transgender and gender non-binary STEM students: Academic climate and persistence.” Paper presented at the 2020 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education; July 18–23, 2020. Corvallis, OR. (Conference canceled)

Campbell-Montalvo, R. “Negotiating Identifications of Language Use among Families coming from Mexico to U.S. Schools: Making Order through Linguistic Re-formation of Latino American Indian Languages as Spanish.” Language Policy Forum 2020; May 7–8. Cambridge, United Kingdom. (Conference canceled)

Campbell-Montalvo, R., C. Smith, M. Hughes Miller, M. Mayberry, and H. Wao. “LGBTQPIA+ Undergraduates’ Use of Social Networks and Identity Management to Navigate STEM Culture.” Society for Applied Anthropology Meeting 2020; March 17–21. Albuquerque, NM. (Conference canceled)

Mayberry, M., M. Hughes Miller, C. Smith, R. Campbell-Montalvo, and H. Wao. “Transgender and gender non-binary STEM students: Academic climate and persistence.” Paper presented at Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society 2019; October 20–23. Savannah, GA.

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 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 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.

Recent Poster Presentations

*Sidorova, O. (*Graduate student advisee), R. Campbell-Montalvo, and M. Back. “Accuracy and Implications in Measurement of Student Data (AIMS): How Language, Race/ethnicity, and Migrant Status are Constructed in Schools.” Center for Behavioral and Education Research 9th Annual Graduate Research Symposium. May 9, 2019. Storrs, CT.

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. (*Undergraduate student advisee), 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.

Associations:

Collaboratory on School and Child Health, UConn

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

Inclusive Environments and Metrics in Biology Education and Research (iEMBER)

Rebecca Campbell
Contact Information
Emailrebecca.campbell@uconn.edu
Fax860 486 0280
Mailing Address249 Glenbrook Road, Unit 3033
Office LocationGentry 119A
CampusStorrs
CoursesGraduate: Curriculum Laboratory: Leadership Research. Undergraduate: Diversity Issues in Human Development and Family Studies; Individual and Family Interventions.
Linkhttps://uconn.academia.edu/RebeccaCampbell