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Rebecca Campbell-Montalvo, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Connecticut

Dr. Rebecca Campbell-Montalvo is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Connecticut.

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.