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Dr. Kim Potowski is a professor of Spanish linguistics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, with appointments in Latin American and Latino studies. Her 2016 book, IntraLatino Language and Identity: MexiRican Spanish, discusses the differences between Mexican Spanish and Puerto Rican Spanish, the Mexican and Puerto Rican communities in Chicago, and how MexiRicans—the children of a Mexican parent and a Puerto Rican parent—think of and express their identities.

Hector is the founder and editor of MANO magazine as well as the host of the LATINISH podcast. A Chicagoan living in Las Vegas, he's also the senior editor of Latino Rebels as well as a former managing editor of Gozamos, an art-activism site based in his home town. He was a columnist at RedEye, a Tribune-owned daily geared toward millennials. His work has been mentioned by The New Yorker, Good Morning America, TIME and other outlets, and his writing was featured in Ricanstruction, a comic book anthology whose proceeds went toward recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. He studied history at the University of Illinois-Chicago where his concentration was on ethnic relations in the United States.

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