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Rebecca L. Som Castellano
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information
Sociology Department Boise State University 1910 University Drive
Boise, Idaho 83725-1945 rsomcastellano@boisestate.edu

Education
PhD, The Ohio State University, Rural Sociology, 2013
Areas of Emphasis: Rural Sociology; Sociology of Food and Agriculture; Gender and Development; Stratification
Dissertation: Cooking for Change? Alternative Agrifood Initiatives and the Labor of Food Provisioning

MA, University of Kentucky, Sociology, 2009
Thesis: School Lunch Programs and the American Diet: Exploring a Contested Food Terrain

BA, Western Washington University, Interdisciplinary Studies, 2002
Major Title: Social Change, Sustainability, and Renewable Food Production

Professional History
Academic

Research Sabbatical Fellow, Human-Environment Systems, Boise State University, 2019-Present
Associate Professor, Sociology Department, Boise State University, 2018 – Present Interim Academic Director for Gender Studies, Boise State University, 2018-2019 Assistant Professor, Sociology Department, Boise State University, 2013 – 2018 Affiliated Faculty, Environmental Studies, Boise State University, 2017-Present Affiliated Faculty, Human and Environment Systems Center, Boise State University, 2015 – Present
Faculty Fellow, Public Policy Research Center, Boise State University, 2015 – 2016 Graduate Teaching Associate, The Ohio State University, March 2011 – June 2011; January 2013 – May 2013
Graduate Fellow, The Ohio State University. August 2009 – December 2012 Graduate Research Associate, University of Kentucky, August 2008-July 2009 Graduate Teaching Associate, University of Kentucky, August 2007-June 2008

Professional

Farmers’ Market Manager, Pike Place Market. February 2004 – August 2007.

Community Garden Coordinator, Oregon Food Bank. September 2003 – October 2004.

Awards and Honors
Governor’s Proclamation on Hunger and Food Security for 2015. The Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force and the Office of the Governor, October 2015

Don Thomas Award. The Ohio State University, July 2012

USDA National Needs Fellowship, United States Department of Agriculture and the School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University, 2009- 2013

Rural Sociological Society Master’s Thesis Award. Rural Sociological Society, 2008

Research
Published Intellectual Contributions

Peer Reviewed Publications

Brandt, Jodi, Antonio J. Castro, Cristina Quintas-Soriano, Jenna Narducci, and R.L. Som Castellano. 2019. “Implications of Urban Growth and Farmland Loss for Ecosystem Services in the Western United States.” Land Use Policy.

Som Castellano, R.L. and Lisa Meierotto. 2019. “Transitions in Farming and Farm Labor in Southwestern Idaho.” Journal of Food Systems and Community Development.

Meierotto, Lisa and R.L. Som Castellano. 2019. “Food Provisioning Strategies among Agricultural Workers in Rural Idaho.” Agriculture and Human Values.

Jillian Moroney and R.L. Som Castellano. 2018. “Farmland Loss and Concern in the Treasure Valley” Agriculture and Human Values 35(2): 529-536.

Som Castellano, R.L. and Jillian Moroney. 2018. “Farming Adaptations in the Face of Climate Change.” Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 33(3): 206-211.

Som Castellano, R.L. 2018. “Gender, Labor and Food Systems.” Contribution to
textbook titled “Law and Public Policy 1st Edition” by Kevin J. Fandl, published by Routledge.

Som Castellano, R.L. 2017. “Receiving Assistance and Local Food System Participation.” Published in the special issue “Gender, Environment, and Development.” Social Sciences 16(1): 1-18.

Bruce, A., and R.L. Som Castellano. 2017. “Labor and Alternative Food Networks: Challenges for Farmers and Consumers.” Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 32(5): 403-416.
*First authorship is shared on this article.

Som Castellano, R. L. 2017. “Women’s Labor and the Transformative Potential of Alternative Agrifood.” In Critiques of Resistance to the Neoliberal Food Regime, edited by Steven Wolf and Alessandro Bonanno. Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

Som Castellano, R. L. 2016. “Alternative Food Networks and the Labor of Food Provisioning: A Third Shift?” Rural Sociology 81(3): 445–469.

Schupp, J., Som Castellano, R. L., Sharp, J., Bean Smith, M. 2016. “Exploring Barriers to Home Gardening in Ohio Households.” Local Environment 21(6): 752-767.
*First authorship is shared on this article between J. Schupp and R.L. Som Castellano.

Som Castellano, R.L. 2016. “Emotional Labor, Food Provisioning and Local Food System Engagement.” In Gender and Food: From Production to Consumption and After: Advances in Gender Research, edited by Vasililkie Demos and Marcia Segal. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, vol. 22, pp. 193-215.

Som Castellano, R. L. 2015. “Alternative Food Networks and Food Provisioning as a Gendered Act.” Agriculture and Human Values 32(3): 461-474.

Som Castellano, R. L. 2014. “Creating Rupture through Policy: Considering the Importance of Ideas in Agri-Food Change.” In The Neoliberal Regime in the Agri- Food Sector, edited by Alessandro Bonanno and Steven Wolf. London, United Kingdom: Earthscan, pp. 112-128.

Sharp, J., and R.L. Som Castellano. 2014. “Home Gardening.” The Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics. New York, NY: Springer Press, pp. 1168-1174.

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications, Research Reports, White Papers, and News Contributions

Som Castellano, R.L. and Lisa Meierotto. 2018. “Food Provisioning Strategies among Agricultural Workers in Southwestern Idaho: A Landscape and a Labor Force in Transition.” The Blue Review. Published 1/15/2018. https://thebluereview.org/food-provisioning-strategies-among-agricultural- workers-southwestern-idaho/

Som Castellano, R.L., Jillian Moroney, Lisa Meierotto, Susan Medlin and Jen Schneider. 2017. “Farmland Preservation: Public Concern and Local Action.” The Blue Review. Published 2/27/2017. https://thebluereview.org/farmland- preservation/

Som Castellano, R. L. 2015. “Challenges and Rewards of Community Action Research.” Footnotes 8(42): 4. The American Sociological Association. http://www.asanet.org/footnotes/dec15/challenges_1215.html.

Som Castellano, R. L. 2015. “The Locavore Glass Ceiling.” The Blue Review. Published 10/5/2015. https://thebluereview.org/women-labor-local-food-and- gender-inequality/

Som Castellano, R. L., and S. Hicks. 2015. “Food Security at the Duck Valley Indian Reservation.” Report prepared for the Duck Valley Indian Reservation Tribal Council.

Som Castellano, R. L. 2011. “Learning from the Past to Improve the Future: Best Practices and Healthy Food Access in Ohio.” Report prepared for the Ohio State Department of Agriculture.

Editorial Contributions

Som Castellano, R. L. (guest editor) and Nathanial Hoffman (editor). 2015. “Broken Tables: Examining Food and Inequality in the U.S.” The Blue Review Special Issue on Food and Inequality. Published 10/5/2015. https://thebluereview.org/tbr-special-issue-on-food-and-inequality/

Media Contributions

Som Castellano, R.L. Fall 2018. TV Interview, Channel 7 News, Boise, Idaho. Som Castellano, R.L. Fall 2018. Edible Idaho. Magazine – Research Highlighted. Som Castellano, R.L. Spring and Summer, 2018. IdahoPTV, “Idaho Science Journal”
Som Castellano, R.L. 2018. NCAP Video on Living Wages in Agriculture.
Som Castellano, R. L. Winter 2016. Edible Idaho. Magazine – Interview.
Som Castellano, R. L. Spring 2016. InterActivist Magazine, Issue 59. Newspaper Interview.

Published Data Sources

Steimke, Amy; Flores, Alejandro; Han, Bangshuai; Brandt, Jodi; and Som Castellano, Rebecca, “Modeled impacts of climate change on regional hydrology in the Upper Boise River Basin, Idaho” (2017). The Lab for Ecohydrology and Alternative Futuring (LEAF). 1. http://scholarworks.boisestate.edu/leaf_data/1

Intellectual Contributions in Development

Hopping, Kelly, Chloe Wardropper, Van Butsic, Jesse Abrams, Maria Fernandez- Gimenez, Alexander Killion, Corrie Knapp, R.L. Som Castellano, Jen Schneider, Matthew Williamson. “Social-ecological Booms and Busts in the American West.”
Hubbard, M.L., R. L. Som Castellano and Jillian Moroney. “Idaho Water Resources: Assessing the Rural and Urban Difference in the Acceptance of Water Resources Management Strategies.”
Som Castellano, Rebecca L., Lisa Meierotto, and Cynthia Curl. “Latina Farm-Worker Well-Being in Southern Idaho.”
Som Castellano, Rebecca L., Lisa Meierotto, and Cynthia Curl. “Motherhood as a Latina Farmworker: Challenges and Opportunities.”
Som Castellano, R.L. “Public Assistance and Stress with Food Provisioning.”
Som Castellano, R.L. “Food Security on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation.”

Current Research Projects, In Progress

Developing Integrated Decision Support Tools to Support Farmland Preservation for Ecosystem Services (FarmPrES)

Boom and Bust: Considering Changes to Social and Ecological Systems in the American West.

EPSCOR RII RII Track-1 Award (2018-2023): GEM3: Linking Genome to Phenome to Adaptive Responses of Organisms to Changing Landscapes
Projects underway as a part of this funded research:
Values, Attitudes and Behavior in the Sagebrush Steppe of Idaho

Assessment of Risk Factors for Health Disparities among Latina Farm Workers. Sponsored by the Health Disparities Pilot Grant Program, Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Services

Presentations
Som Castellano, R.L. (Presenter), Lisa Meierotto, and Cynthia Curl. 2019. Annual
Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society. “Considering Well-Being: Definitions and Challenges for Latina Farm Workers in Southern Idaho.” Richmond, Virginia. (Presented on August 2, 3019).

Curl, Cynthia (Presenter), R.L. Som Castellano and Lisa Meierotto. 2019. Annual Meeting for the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE). “Occupational Risk Factors for Health Disparities among Latina Farm Workers in Southern Idaho.” Utrecht, The Netherlands. (Presented August 25, 2019.)

Phinney, Rachel (Presenter), R.L. Som Castellano, Lisa Meierotto, Christopher Tores, and Cynthia Curl. 2019. Poster Presentation to the Mountain West Clinical Translation Research-Infrastructure Network. “Assessment of Risk Factors for Health Disparities among Latina Farm Workers.” (Presented June 20, 2019)

Som Castellano, R.L. (Presenter). 2018. Guest Lecture to Local Food Economy workshop, “Local Food Systems: A Critical Perspective.” Boise State University, Boise, Idaho. (Presented: November 3, 2018.)

Som Castellano, R.L (Presenter). 2018. Guest Lecture to UF 100: Talking about Trash, “Some Food System Basics.” Boise State University, Boise, Idaho. (Presented: November 2, 2018.)

Som Castellano, R.L (Co-Presenter) and I. Castellano (Co-Presenter). 2018. Guest Lecture to UF 100: Thinking about Climate Change, “Food and Security in an Era of Climate Change.” Boise State University, Boise, Idaho. (Presented: November 1, 2018.)

Som Castellano, R.L. (Presenter) and Lisa Meierotto. 2018. Rural Sociological Society Annual Meeting, “Transitions in Farming and Farm Labor in Southwestern Idaho.” Portland, Oregon. (Presented July 28, 2018).

Som Castellano, R.L. (Presenter). 2018. Rural Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Panel Participant: “Rural Sociologists and Interdisciplinary Research: Opportunities and Challenges.” Portland, Oregon. (Presented July 29, 2018).

Som Castellano, R.L. (Presenter). 2018. “Growing a Revolution: Agriculture, Soils, Health and Equity in the Treasure Valley and Beyond” Earth Day Events at Boise State. (Presented: April 19, 2018).

Som Castellano, R.L. (Co-Presenter) and Isaac Castellano (Co-Presenter). 2018.
Presentation for UF 100: Thinking about Climate Change, “Thinking about Climate Change: Food and Securitization.” Boise State University, Boise, Idaho. (Presented: April 6, 2018).

Som Castellano, R. L. (Presenter). 2018. “Food Justice: Idaho and Beyond.” Presentation for the Alternative Spring Break Program.

Meierotto, Lisa (Co-Presenter) and R.L. Som Castellano (Co-Presenter). 2017. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, “Food Provisioning

Strategies among Agricultural Workers in Rural Idaho.” Washington, D.C. (Presented November 30, 2017).

Som Castellano, R.L. (Co-Presenter) and Isaac Castellano (Co-Presenter). 2017.
Presentation for UF 100: Thinking about Climate Change, “Thinking about Climate Change: Food and Securitization.” Boise State University, Boise, Idaho. (Presented: October 19, 2017.)

Som Castellano, R.L. (Presenter) and Jillian Moroney. 2017. EPSCoR Annual Meeting. “Farmer Adaptations and Climate Change in Idaho.” Pocatello, Idaho. (Presented October 13, 2017).

Som Castellano, R.L. (Co-Presenter) and Jen Pierce (Co-Presenter). 2017. Idaho Interfaith Roundtable against Hunger Public Talk, “Climate Change and Food Security.” Boise, Idaho. (Presented September 26, 2017).

Som Castellano, R.L. (Presenter) and Jillian Moroney. 2017. Rural Sociological Society Annual Meeting, “Farming Adaptations in the Face of Climate Change.” Columbus, Ohio. (Presented July 28, 2017).

Som Castellano, R.L. (Co-Presenter) and Isaac Castellano (Co-Presenter). 2017.
Presentation for UF 100: Thinking about Climate Change, “Thinking about Climate Change: Food and Securitization.” Boise State University, Boise, Idaho. (Presented: March 9, 2017.)

Som Castellano, R.L. (Presenter). 2017. Gender Studies Research Symposium, “Cooking for Change? Gender and Food Provisioning in Alternative Agrifood.” Boise State University, Boise, Idaho. (Presented: March 2, 2017.)

Leonard, A. (Presenter), Som Castellano, R. L., Han, B., Steimke, A., & Flores, A.
2016. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, “Impacts of Irrigation and Climate Change on Water Security: Using Stakeholder Engagement to Inform a Process-based Crop Model.” American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, California. (Presented: December 2016).

Steimke, A. (Presenter), Han, B., Brandt, J., Som Castellano, R. L., Leonard, A., & Flores, A. 2016. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, “Quantifying the Effects of Climate and Landscape Change on Hydrologic Processes.” American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, California. (Presented: December 2016)

Som Castellano, R.L. (Co-Presenter), and I. Castellano (Co-Presenter). 2016. Guest Lecture to UF 100: Thinking about Climate Change, “Food and Security in an Era of Climate Change.” Boise State University, Boise, Idaho. (Presented: November 17, 2016.)

Schneider, J. (Co-Presenter), Som Castellano, R.L. (Co-Presenter), Brandt, J. (Co- Presenter), and J. Moroney (Co-Presenter). 2016. “The Future of Food: Public Presentation on the future of Food, Water, and Land in the Treasure.” Boise State University, Boise, Idaho. (Presented: October 11th, 2016).

Som Castellano, R.L. (Presenter). 2016. RC-40 Mini-Conference on the New Frontier of Resistance in Global Agri-Food, International Rural Sociology Association World Congress, “Women’s Labor and the Transformative Potential of Alternative Agrifood,” International Rural Sociology Association, Toronto, Canada. (Presented: August 11, 2016).

Som Castellano, R.L. (Presenter). 2016. Rural Sociological Society Annual Meeting, “Food Security on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation,” Rural Sociological Society, Toronto, Canada. (Presented: August 10, 2016).

Som Castellano, R. L. (Presenter). 2016. Gender Studies Brownbag Series, “Exploring the Intersection of Gender and Class in Alternative Food Networks,” Boise State University Gender Studies Department, Boise, Idaho. (Presented: April 14, 2016).

Som Castellano, R. L. (Presenter). 2016. Agriculture Research Luncheon, “Stakeholder Engagement,” Boise State University Division of Research and Economic Development, Boise, Idaho. (Presented: April 11, 2016).

Som Castellano, R. L. (Presenter). 2016. Spirit of Sustainable Agriculture, “Women Provisioning in Local Food Systems,” Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Presented: March 31, 2016).

Som Castellano, R. L. (Presenter). 2016. Presentation to visiting students from Willamette University, “Food and Justice,” Boise State University. (Presented: March 24, 2016).

Som Castellano, R. L. (Presenter). 2016. Guest Lecture, “Family, Diversity and Alternative Food Systems,” Graduate Course on Diversity in Family Systems, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho. (Presented: February 17, 2016).

Som Castellano, R. L. (Presenter). 2015. American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, “Community Action Research on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation,” American Sociological Association, Chicago, Illinois. (Presented: August 22, 2015).

Bruce, A. (Co-Presenter) and R.L. Som Castellano (Co-Presenter). 2015. Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, “Labor as a Limitation to Scaling Up Alternative Agrifood,” Rural Sociological Society, Madison, Wisconsin. (Presented: August 8, 2015).

Som Castellano, R. L. (Presenter) and Shanina Hicks. 2015. Duck Valley Tribal Council Meeting, “Food Insecurity on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation,” Duck Valley Indian Reservation, Owyhee, Nevada. (Presented: July 12, 2015).

Som Castellano, R. L. (Presenter). 2015. Family Studies Conference, “Current Research Related to Family,” Families Studies Program, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho. (Presented: May 1, 2015).

Som Castellano, R. L. (Presenter). 2015. Film Series: Food and the City Workshop, “Food and Society,” Department of Community and Regional Planning, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho. (Presented: March 14, 2015).

Som Castellano, R. L. (Presenter). 2014. Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, “Exploring the Intersection of Gender and Class in Alternative Food Networks,” New Orleans, Louisiana. (Presented: August 2, 2014).

Som Castellano, R. L. (Presenter). 2014. Politics and Policy Brownbag Lunch Series, “Right Eating Gone Wrong: Exploring Structural Inequality and Food System Engagement,” Department of Political Science, Department of Public Policy and Administration, and the Public Policy Center, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho. (Presented: April 4, 2014).

Som Castellano, R. L. (Presenter). 2014. Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, “Cooking for Change? Alternative Agrifood Participation & Food Provisioning as a Gendered Act,” Pacific Sociological Association, Portland, Oregon. (Presented: March 28, 2014).

Som Castellano, R. L. (Presenter). 2013. Joint Session of the American Sociological Association and the Rural Sociological Society, “Right Eating Gone Wrong: Exploring Structural Inequality and Food System Engagement,” American Sociological Association and the Rural Sociological Society, New York, New York. (Presented: August 2013).

Castellano, I. M. (Co-Presenter) and R.L. Som Castellano (Co-Presenter). 2013. Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, “Food Security Meets State Security,” International Studies Association, San Francisco, California. (Presented: April 2013).

Som Castellano, R. L. (Presenter). 2012. Guest Lecture, Political Science 1200, “The Politics of Food,” Columbus State Community College, Columbus, Ohio. (Presented: October 2012).

Som Castellano, R. L. (Presenter). 2012. Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, “Exploring Food Provisioning as a Gendered Act within Alternative Agrofood Movements,” American Sociological Association, Denver, Colorado. (Presented: August 2012).

Som Castellano, R. L. (Presenter). 2012. Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, “Creating Rupture through Policy: Considering the Importance of Ideas in Agri-food Change,” Rural Sociological Society, Chicago, Illinois. (Presented: July 2012).

Som Castellano, R. L. (Presenter). 2012. Rural Sociology 105, “Stratification, Social Class and Poverty,” The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. (Presented: February 2012).

Som Castellano, R. L. (Presenter). 2012. Food Networks: Gender and Foodways, “Gender and Inequality in Alternative Agrifood Movements,” Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana. (Presented: January 2012).

Som Castellano, R. L. (Presenter). 2011. Food and Literacy Seminar, “Food Literacy, Food Provisioning, and Agrofood Change,” Center for Literacy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. (Presented: December 2011).

Som Castellano, R. L. (Presenter). 2011. Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, “Exploring Paradox in the Local Foods Movement: Challenges in Uniting Ideology and Practice,” American Sociological Association, Las Vegas, Nevada. (Presented: August 2011).

Som Castellano, R. L. (Presenter). 2011. Congress of the European Society for Rural Sociology, “Ideas, Interests and Institutions: Examining Change in Food Security Policy,” European Society for Rural Sociology, Chania, Greece. (Presented: July 2011).

Schupp, J. L. (Co-Presenter)., and R.L. Som Castellano (Co-Presenter). 2010. Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, “Bursting the Local Foods Bubble? An Examination of Potential Obstacles Facing Food System Localization,” Rural Sociological Society, Atlanta, Georgia. (Presented: July 2010).

Som Castellano, R. L. (Co-Presenter) and J.L. Schupp (Co-Presenter).. 2010. Annual Meeting of the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Association, “Examining the Immigrant Experience in the School Food Environment,” Agriculture, Food and Human Values Association, Bloomington, Indiana. (Presented: May 2010).

Som Castellano, R. L. (Presenter). 2009. Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, “Serving up a Political Agenda: Findings from a Contested Food Terrain,” Rural Sociological Society, Madison, Wisconsin. (Presented: July 2009).

Som Castellano, R. L. (Presenter). 2009. Annual Meeting of the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Association, “Power on the Plate: A Theoretical Perspective on the National School Lunch Program,” Agriculture, Food and Human Values Association, University Park, Pennsylvania. (Presented: May 2009).

Som Castellano, R. L. (Presenter). 2009. Community and Leadership Development 201: Sustainable Agriculture, “Perspectives on Work in Sustainable Agriculture,” University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. (Presented: February 2009).

Som Castellano, R. L. (Presenter). 2009. Annual Meeting of the Southern Rural Sociological Society, “What’s Your Concern About Food? Shopper Survey at Five Food Retail Sites in Lexington, Kentucky,” Southern Rural Sociological Society, Atlanta, Georgia. (Presented: January 2009).

Som Castellano, R. L. (Presenter). 2008. Sociology 101: Introduction to Sociology, “Food and Inequality: Lexington Food Deserts,” University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. (Presented: October 2008).

Som Castellano, R. L. (Presenter). 2008. Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, “School Lunch Programs and the American Diet: Exploring a Contested Food Terrain,” Rural Sociological Society, Manchester, New Hampshire. (Presented: July 2008).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Brandt, Jodi, Jen Schneider, Vicken Hillis, Rebecca L. Som Castellano, Julie Heath, Neil Carter, Shawn Benner, Marie-Anne de Graaff. 2019. “Developing Integrated Research and Decision Support Tools to Support Farmland Preservation for
Ecosystem Services (FarmPrES).” United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI). Requested $199,999. Funded.

Curl, Cynthia L (PI), Rebecca L. Som Castellano (Co-I), and Lisa Meierotto (CO-I).
2018. “Assessment of Risk Factors for Health Disparities among Latina Farm Workers.” 2018 Health Disparities Pilot Grant Program, Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Services. Requested $65,967. Funded.

Usselman, Marion (PI), Roxanne Moore (Co-PI); Meltem Alemdar (Co-PI), Donna Llewellyn (Co-PI), William Hughes (Co-PI), Amanda Baskett (Senior Personnel), Beth Brubaker (Senior Personnel), Rebecca L. Som Castellano (Senior Personnel), Kathleen Budge (Senior Personnel), Angela Hemingway (Senior Personnel), Diley Hernandez (Senior Personnel), Analia Rao (Senior Personnel), Jeffrey Rosen (Senior Personnel). “INCLUDES: Promoting Rural Access to Invention and Student
Entrepreneurship (PRAISE).” Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES). (Submitted in May 2017.) Not Funded.

Flores, Lejo (PI), Jodi Brandt (Co-PI), Nicholas L Fowler (Co-PI), John F Gardner (Co- PI), Jen Schneider (Co-PI), Rebecca L. Som Castellano (Senior Personnel), James McNamara (Senior Personnel), Vicken Hillis (Senior Personnel), Mojtaba Sadegh (Senior Personnel). “Technological Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and

Water.” The National Science Foundation, Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water. (Submitted March 2017). Not Funded.

Som Castellano, Rebecca L. (Principal). “Food Provisioning and Farmworkers in the Hops Fields of Idaho,” Funded. Casita Nepantla Latino Research Award, Sponsored by Casita Nepantla. Total Amount Requested: $500, Amount of Total Award:
$500.00. (February 2017-January 2018).

Som Castellano, Rebecca L. (Principal), “Assessing Food Security in Idaho Farmworker Communities – Pilot Study,” Funded. Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, Arts, Humanities and Social Science Grant program. Total Amount Requested:
$4,500.00, Amount of Total Award: $4,500.00. (July 2016-June 2017).

2017 National Science Foundation Idaho EPSCoR Track 1. Assisted with pre-proposal preparation; pre- proposal selected by Idaho EPSCoR State Committee. “Idaho
FEWS Resilience Framework”.

Som Castellano, Rebecca L. (Principal),”COAS Travel Grant,” Funded. Boise State University College of Arts and Sciences. Amount of Total Award: $400.00. (March 2016 – April 2016).

Som Castellano, Rebecca L. (Principal), “Child Nutrition Programs, Farm to School, and the Labor of Food Provisioning,” Not Funded. Sponsored by Institute for Research on Poverty, Non-Profit Organization, Submitted. Total Amount Requested:
$39,949.00, (Submitted May 15, 2015).

Som Castellano, Rebecca L. (Principal), “Farm to School and the Labor of Food Provisioning,” Funded. Sponsored by the College of Social Science and Public Administration. Amount of Total Award: $3,000.00. (January 2015 – April 2015).

Som Castellano, Rebecca L. (Principal), “Tribal Community Food Assessment in Idaho,” Funded. Sponsored by American Sociological Association, Non-Profit Organization, Closed. Total Amount Requested: $3,939.00, Amount of Total Award:
$3,000.00, Total Amount Awarded for Entire Project Period: $3,000.00. (February 20, 2014 – April 30, 2015)

Som Castellano, Rebecca L. (Principal), “Tribal Community Food Assessment in Idaho,” Funded. Sponsored by the Public Policy Research Center, Boise State University. Amount of Total Award: 5,000.00. (April 2014 – March 2015).

Ziker, John P (Principal), Lowe, Scott (Co-Investigator), Orr, Martin Bernard (Co- Investigator), Snopkowski, Kristin (Co-Investigator), Som Castellano, Rebecca L. (Co-Investigator), “Human Population, Water, and Food in the Snake River Plain,” Sponsored by University of Idaho, Federal Flow-Through, Not Funded. Total Amount Requested: $59,995.00. (Submitted May 28, 2014)

Som Castellano, Rebecca L. (Principal), “Cooking up Change? Alternative Agrifood Initiatives and the Labor of Food Provisioning,” Funded. Sponsored by the Coca Cola Critical Difference for Women Grant. Amount of Total Award: 3,000.00. (June 2012
– June 2013).

Som Castellano, Rebecca L. (Principal), “Food Innovation Center Graduate Student Travel Grant,” Funded. Sponsored by the Food Innovation Center, The Ohio State University. Amount of Total Award: 800.00. (April 2013).

Som Castellano, Rebecca L. (Principal), “Career Development Grant,” Funded.
Sponsored by the Council of Graduate Students, The Ohio State University. Amount of Total Award: 500.00. (January 2012 – December 2012).

Teaching
Teaching Experience

Boise State University
SOC 101, Introduction to Sociology (in person, online, hybrid)
SOC 300/GENDER 300, Society, Food and Gender (via USAC program) SOC 311, Social Research
SOC 421/GENDER 380, Social Inequality SOC 426, Rural Sociology
SOC 440/GENDER 440, Environmental Sociology SOC 493, Internship
SOC 497/597, Food and Society SOC 498, Senior Seminar
SOC 496 (Independent Study), “Agrifood System Change and Alternative Agrifood, Fall 2014), Kiley Petersen
SOC 496 (Independent Study), “Food Security and Inequality,” Spring 2014, Shanina Hicks
SOC 496 (Independent Study), “Research Assistant,” Spring 2014
SOC 496 (Independent Study), “Research Assistant,” Fall 2017, Katrina Pietromica SOC 496 (Independent Study), “Agrifood System Change,” Fall 2015, Brandy Blush SOC 496 (Independent Study), “Exploring Research in Rural Sociology,” Fall 2017, Gianna Alessi
SOC 496 (Independent Study), “Well-Being in the Changing Agrifood System,” Spring 2018, Riley Taylor
SOC 496 (Independent Study), “TITLE, Spring 2019, Christal Champa
SOC 596 (Independent Study), “Agrifood System Change and Response,” Fall 2013, Vanessa Fry.
SOC 596 (Independent Study), “Genetic Modification and Food Security,” Spring 2014, Vanessa Fry
SOC 596 (Independent Study), “Typologies of Western Land Managers Fall 2016, Amy Steimke.

SOC 596 (Independent Study), “Farmers in Irrigated Agricultural Systems,” Fall 2016, Andrea Leonard
SOC 596 (Independent Study), “Values and Ecosystem Services,” Spring 2017, Jenna Narducci.
SOC 596 (Independent Study), “Course Development for Intro to Postmodern Thought,” Fall 2017, Dave McKerracher
PUBADM 693, Thesis Research

The Ohio State University
RURALSOC 1400, Introduction to Rural Sociology (2 semesters)

University of Kentucky
SOC 302, Social Research Methods, Teaching Assistant (2 semesters)
SOC 435, Social Inequalities and Stratification, Teaching Assistant (2 semesters)

Advisory and Mentoring Activities

Committee Memberships for Students

Doctoral Advisory Committee Member, Chair. (2014 – 2019) Advised: Vanessa Fry, PhD Student, PPA

Doctoral Advisory Committee Member. (August 2016 – Present) Advised: Lauren Golden, PhD Student, PPA

Master’s Thesis Committee Member. (January 2016 – Spring 2018) Advised: Jenna Narducci, MS Student, Geosciences

Master’s Thesis Committee Member. (January 2016 – December 2017) Advised: Andrea Leonard, MS Student, Geosciences

Master’s Thesis Committee Member. (January 2016 – December 2017) Advised: Amy Steimke, MS Student, Geosciences

Interdisciplinary Studies Program Committee Member. (Fall 2016-Spring 2018.) Advised: Alexandra Langel, Undergraduate

Formal Mentoring

MURI Faculty Mentoring Program Participant. (Summer 2016.) Advised: Allyssa Hernandez, Undergraduate, Biology

Advising and Independent Studies

Advising of Sociology and Social Science Undergraduates Currently Advising Load: 60 students

Directed Independent Study. (Spring Semester 2019)
Advised: Christal Champa, Undergraduate, Creative Writing

Directed Independent Study. (January 2018-Spring 2018).
Advised: Riley Taylor, Undergraduate, Communications

Directed Independent Study. (August-December 2017).
Advised: Dave McKerracher, Graduate, Interdisciplinary Program.

Directed Independent Study. (August-December 2017). Advised: Gianna Alessi, Undergraduate, Sociology

Directed Independent Study. (August-December 2017). Advised: Katrina Pietromica, Undergraduate, History

Directed Independent Study. (January 2017 – May 2017).
Advised: Brandy Blush, Undergraduate, Sociology

Directed Independent Study. (January 2017 – May 2017). Advised: Jenna Narducci, MS Student, Geosciences

Directed Independent Study. (July 2015 – December 2015) Advised: Andrea Leonard, MS Student, Geosciences

Directed Independent Study. (July 2015 – December 2015) Advised: Amy Steimke, MS Student, Geosciences

Directed Independent Study. (January 2015 – May 2015) Advised: Shanina Hicks, Undergraduate, Sociology

Directed Independent Study. (August 2014 – December 2014) Advised: Kiley Peterman, Undergraduate, Sociology

Directed Independent Study. (August 2013 – May 2014) Advised: Vanessa Fry, PhD Student, PPA

Service
To Department:
Adviser to Sociology and Social Science Majors, and Gender Studies Minors. Range from 15 to 60 student. (Fall 2013-present)
Committee Member, Tenure and Promotion Policies, Sociology Department, Boise State University. (Spring 2017-Winter 2019).
Committee Member, Lecturer Performance Review, Sociology Department, Boise State University. (February-March 2017).

Committee Member, Hiring Committee, Sociology Department, Boise State University. (September 2015-March 2016)
Committee Chair, Teaching Assistant Policy Development Committee, Sociology Department, Boise State University. (August 2015 – December 2015)
Committee Member, Department Subcommittee on Developing Lecturer Policies, Sociology Department, Boise State University. (October 2013 – April 2014)
Committee Member, Hiring Committee, Sociology Department, University of Kentucky. (August 2008 – January 2009).

To College:
Bronco Day Organizer and Participant. April 6, 2019.
Committee Member, COAS Dean Evaluation Committee, Boise State University. (Spring Semester 2019)
Committee Member, COAS Tenure and Promotion Committee, Boise State University. (August 2018-present)
Committee Member, COAS Honors and Awards Committee, Boise State University. (September 2017 – April 2018)
A/H/SS Committee Member. (October 2016-present).
Committee Member, COAS Honors and Awards Committee, Boise State University. (September 2015 – April 2016)
Committee Member, SSPA Ad Hoc Research Committee, Boise State University. (October 2013 – June 2014)
Committee Member, Awards Committee, Council of Graduate Students, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. (February 2012 – May 2012)
Grant Reviewer, Seed Grant Program for Graduate Students, School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. (September 2012- December 2012).

To University:

Participant and Presenter, Mandela Washington Fellows Program, Boise State University. (June-July 2019)
Participant, Shared Governance Workshop, Boise State University. (February 1, 2019) Interim Academic Director, Gender Studies program, Boise State University. (July 2018-
present)
Advisory Board Member, Environmental Studies Program. Boise State University. (September 2018-present)
Mentor. Interdisciplinary Mentoring Group. Boise State University. (August 2018- present).
Human-Environment Systems Initiative 3 Year Tenure Review Committee (Spring 2018) Planning Committee Member, Celebrate Earth Date Event (Fall 2017-Spring 2018).
Adviser, Peace Corp Prep Program (Spring 2017-present). Advisory Member, Urban Studies program. (January 2016-present). EPSCoR Participant. (May 2014-present).
Advisory Board Member, Gender Studies Advisory Board, Boise State University. (September 2013 – Present)

HES Program Development. (August 2016 – present).
Organizer, Women’s Pre-Tenure Faculty Group, Boise State University. (September 2013
– August 2017)
Organizer, Guest Faculty Speaker, Megan Carney (University of Washington). (July – October 2016).
Panel Member, Food Chains Film Screening and Discussion, Boise State University. (April 21, 2015)
Committee Member, Urban Studies Planning Committee, Boise State University. (Fall 2015-Spring 2016)
eCampus Quality Matters Reviewer. (October 15, 2015 – Present)
Panel Member, “Food Security”, 2014 African Culinary Conference, Boise State University. (November 14, 2014)
Event Co-Chair, Agrifood Food Forum. (October 2013 – March 2014) Event Co-Chair, Organizing Visiting Speaker. (October 2013 – March 2014)
Designed and coordinated a visit from Professor Steven Wolf (Cornell University).
Organizer, Rural and Development Seminar Series, Lexington, Kentucky. (August 2007 – May 2009)

To Profession:

Committee Member, Rural Sociological Society, Development Committee. (August 2018-present)
Session Organizer, Rural Sociological Society Annual Meeting 2018. Session Title: “The Promises and Challenges of Interdisciplinary Research.” (October 2017 – July 2018).
Session Organizer, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting 2017. Session Title: “Bienestar: Transition and Wellbeing amongst Mexican-origin Farmworkers.” (January 2017 – December 2017).
ASA Database of Subject Matter Expert for the Media, American Sociological Association. (2013 -2017)
Committee Member, Rural Sociological Society, Publications Committee. (August 2012 – Present)
Conference Session Chair, Rural Sociological Society, New Orleans, Louisiana. (August 2, 2014)
Panel Chair, Food Networks: Gender and Foodways Conference, South Bend, Indiana. (January 2012)
Chaired panel at the Food Networks: Gender and Foodways conference. Responsibilities included organizing panel, introducing presenters, providing comments on submissions and leading discussion.
Reviewer for: Rural Sociology (2013-present); Agriculture and Human Values (2014- present); Local Environment (2014-present); Food, Culture and Society (2013-2014); Fulbright Fellowship Program (2015-2016), Seeds Grant Program (Spring 2011)

To Community:

Consultant with University of Idaho Extension Agent Karie Boone on Food Security Assessment. Payette, Idaho. (Spring and Summer, 2019).

Program Organizer, Biennial Conference on Hunger and Food Security. (April 2018 – October 2018)
Panel Member, Fairhaven Graduates in Higher Education. (May 2018)
Panel Member, Health, Well Being, and Climate Change Track, Safeguarding Idaho’s Economy in a Changing Climate (November 2017).
Panel Member, Turtle Island Farm Cooperative Launch, Boise, Idaho. (April 2017). Task Force Member, Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force, Idaho. (October 2013 – Present) Committee Co-Chair, Blueprint Planning Committee, Boise State University and the
University of Idaho. (November 2015-October 2017).
Program Organizer, Biennial Conference on Hunger and Food Security. (April 2016 – October, 2016)
Research Volunteer, Duck Valley Indian Reservation, Owyhee, Nevada. (January 2014 – December 2015)
Panel Member, Sun Valley Institute Forum on Resilience, Ketchum, Idaho. (July 12, 2015 – July 13, 2015).
Program Organizer, Biennial Conference on Hunger and Food Security. (April 2014 – October 28, 2014)
Research Volunteer, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Columbus, Ohio. (September 2010
– June 2011).
Consulting in Service to:
Turtle Island Farm Cooperative, Hayden, Idaho. (2017-2018) Treasure Valley Food Coalition, Boise, Idaho. (October 2016-2017) Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Boise, Idaho. (2015)
The Hunger Coalition of Blaine County, Hailey, Idaho. (2015 – 2016) Semilla Nueva, Boise, Idaho & Guatemala. (2014).

Professional Memberships
American Anthropological Association. (2017-present) Agriculture, Food and Human Values Association. (2008 – Present) American Sociological Society. (2007 – Present)
Rural Sociological Society. (2007 – Present) Pacific Sociological Society. (2014 – 2015)
European Society for Rural Sociology. (2011 – 2014)

Development Activities
March 27th, 2019 – Farmworker Awareness Conference

Workshop Participant, “Social Justice in Education”, Center for Teaching and Learning, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho. (November 1, 2018).

Field Trip Participant, “Labor Issues in Organic Agriculture.” Organized by the Sustainable Agriculture Working Group of the Rural Sociological Society. Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, July 2018.

Workshop Participant, “Social-Ecological Future of American West.” Boise State University, Boise, Idaho. (May 7-10, 2018).

Conference Participant, “National Women Studies Chair and Director Meeting.” Denver, Colorado. (March 7-8, 2018).

Workshop Participant, “Stephanie Coontz on Media Engagement: Print, Television, and Radio Interviews to Increase Public Knowledge.” School of Public Service, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho. (March 7, 2018).

Workshop Participant, “Tribal Sovereignty Workshop.” Boise State University, Boise, Idaho. (February 2018).

Conference Attendee, “Idaho EPSCoR Annual Meeting,” Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho. (October 2017)

Conference Attendee, “Idaho Diversity Network Mentoring Conference: Strategies for Student and Faculty Mentors” (February 8-9, 2017)

ASSERT: Aligning Stakeholders and Structures to Encourage Strategic Risk Taking (September 2016 – May 2017).

Center for Teaching and Learning, “Hot Moments and Difficult Discussions: Strategies for Productive Dialogue in the Classroom,” Center for Teaching and Learning, Boise, Idaho (September 23, 2016).

Conference Attendee, “Idaho EPSCoR Annual Meeting,” University of Idaho, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. (October 19-21, 2016)

Workshop, “NSF Supercommunicator Workshop,” National Science Foundation, Boise, Idaho. (March 3, 2016 – March 4, 2016)

Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture Winter Warmer, Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Boise, Idaho. (December 7, 2015)

Conference Attendee, “Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture Symposium,” Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Caldwell, Idaho. (November 7, 2015)

Conference Attendee, “Idaho EPSCoR Annual Meeting,” University of Idaho, Boise, Idaho. (October 28, 2015 – October 30, 2015)

Conference Attendee, “Sun Valley Forum on Resilience,” Sun Valley Institute for Resilience, Sun Valley, Idaho. (July 12, 2015 – July 13, 2015)

Faculty Training, “Quality Matters Reviewer Workshop,” eCampus Quality Instruction Program, Boise, Idaho. (January 16, 2015)

Conference Attendee, “Sustainable Agriculture Symposium,” Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Nampa, Idaho. (November 18, 2014)

Center for Teaching and Learning, “Interdisciplinary Mentorship Program,” Center for Teaching and Learning, Boise, Idaho. (September 2013 – August 2014)

Interdisciplinary Mentoring Program, “Participant,” Center for Teaching and Learning, Boise, Idaho. (August 2013 – July 2014)

Faculty Training, “eCampus Teaching Online Seminar (eTos),” Extended Studies, Boise, Idaho. (June 9, 2014 – July 20, 2014)

Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture Networking Event, Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Boise, Idaho. (April 10, 2014)

Faculty Training, “Early Career Proposals: The Application Process,” Office of Sponsored Projects. (December 12, 2013)

Center for Teaching and Learning, “Flipping Your Classroom: What Will Students Do in Class?” (November 15, 2013)

Faculty Training, “Strategies to Win Grants,” Office of Sponsored Projects; College of Social Sciences and Public Administration. (October 24, 2013)