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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 as well as the host of the LATINISH podcast. A Chicagoan living in Las Vegas, he's also the senior editor of Latino Rebels, part of Futuro Media, 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, the Washington Post, 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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