Dr. Kim Potowski is Professor of Hispanic linguistics in the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is also a faculty affiliate in the Latin American and Latino Studies Program, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and in the Social Justice Initiative. She is the founding director of the Language in Context Research Group.
Since 2009, she has served as Executive Editor of the journal Spanish in Context.
Most broadly, she is interested in the promotion of minority languages and multilingualism, particularly via elementary schooling. Her work focuses on Spanish in the United States, including factors that influence intergenerational language transmission, connections between language and identity, and heritage language education.
This program provides the opportunity for heritage Spanish speakers (bilingual students who have been in contact with Spanish through their homes or through extended periods in a Spanish-speaking country) to…