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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 editor of MANO. He's also the host of Latinish and Hits from the Brain. A Chicagoan living in Las Vegas, he's a former deputy editor of Latino Rebels, as well as a former managing editor of Gozamos, an art-activism site based in his home town. He has contributed to RedEye, a Tribune-owned daily geared toward millennials. His work has been mentioned by The New Yorker, TIME and other outlets, and his writing was featured in Ricanstruction, a comic book anthology whose proceeds went toward recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. Hector studied history (for some reason) at the University of Illinois-Chicago, where his focus was on ethnic relations in the United States.

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