Kristella Montiegel

Kristella Montiegel

Office: 234 Haines Hall


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  • M.S. Communication, June 2017
    • Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
  • M.A. Sociology, June 2019
    • University of California, Los Angeles

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.