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Mar 8 2017

MexiRicans in Chicago

March 8, 2017

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center, the Latin American and Latino Studies Program, and the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies

The increasing diversity of U.S. Latinos has given rise to a growing population of “mixed” Latinos. Dr. Kim Potowski’s “MexiRicans in Chicago” presentation will explore narratives on ethnic identity, including the role of Spanish features. In addition, it examines how individuals are accepted or challenged by mono-ethnic, mono-dialectal Mexicans and Puerto Ricans both in Chicago and abroad. These findings contribute to our understandings of dialect contact, U.S. Spanish, and the role of language in ethnic identity.

  • Dr. Kim Potowski is Professor of Spanish linguistics in the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies at UIC, where she also holds appointments in LALS, Curriculum and Instruction, and is affiliated with the Social Justice Initiative.

All audiences are welcome to join us at this program. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting the number above.

Poster: MexiRicans in Chicago [PDF]

Admissions: Free

Location: 803 S. Morgan St. LCB2 Chicago, IL 60607

Co-sponsors: Union for Puerto Rican Students (UPRS), and Mexican Students de Aztlán (MeSA)


Edith Tovar

Date posted

May 23, 2018

Date updated

Jun 14, 2018