Dr. Kim Potowski, University of Illinois - Chicago
Dr. Potowski is a professor of Hispanic linguistics in the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a faculty affiliate in the Latin American and Latino Studies Program, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and in the Social Justice Initiative. Dr. Potowski is also the founding director of the Language in Context Research Group. She has published a number of texts and books such as the Handbook of Spanish as a heritage/minority language, (2017); Intra-Latino language and identity: MexiRicans in Chicago, (2016). Her major interests are Heritage language development; Spanish in the U.S.; language and identity; and dual immersion education.
Dr. John Beverley, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Beverley is an Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Hispanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh. He has published a number of texts and books such as The Failure of Latin America: Postcolonialism in Bad Times, (2019); The Impossibility of Politics: Subalternity, Modernity, Hegemony; Against Literature, (1993) among others. His areas of specialization are Golden Age, Hispanic and Latin American baroque, Latin American cultural studies, Testimonio, Spanish and Latin American film, U.S. Latino literature, and postcolonial and subaltern studies.