MexiRicans in Chicago

Date(s) - Wednesday, March 8, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Poster Image for MexiRicans in Chicago

Credit: Soldaderas, Yasmin Hernandez, East Harlem, NYC

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.

Poster: MexiRicans in Chicago [PDF]

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.

Contact Info

Name: Edith Tovar
Phone: (312) 996-3095


Union for Puerto Rican Students (UPRS), and Mexican Students de Aztlán (MeSA)

UIC Latino Cultural Center

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