Grad Students

Kristella Montiegel

Contact Information

Office  Haines 234


Fields of Study

Conversation Analysis, Ethnography, childhood socialization, early childhood education


My research focuses on the socialization and communication practices of deaf or hard-of-hearing (DHH) children in a spoken-language preschool classroom. I use a combination of ethnographic interviews and Conversation Analysis to examine the ways in which DHH children, educators, and parents understand and reinforce certain ideological beliefs and attitudes about spoken language and its use in social life.


Montiegel, K. & Robinson, J.D. (In preparation). Conversation Analysis and Health Communication. In Handbook of Health Communication (3rd edition), edited by T. Thompson & N. Harrington.

Montiegel, K. (2021). Other-initiated repair and preference principles in an oral classroomJournal of Pragmatics, 178, 108-120.

Raymond, C. W., Robinson, J. D., Fox, B. A., Thompson, S. A., & Montiegel, K. (2020). Modulating action through minimization: Syntax in the service of offering and requestingLanguage in Society, 1-39.

Montiegel, K., & Robinson, J. D. (2018). “First” matters: A qualitative examination of a strategy for controlling the agenda when answering questions in the 2016 US republican primary election debatesCommunication Monographs, 1-23.


M.S. Communication, June 2017

  Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

M.A. Sociology, June 2019 

  University of California, Los Angeles