Author

Rachel Showstack

Rachel Showstack

Dr. Rachel Showstack is associate professor of Spanish at Wichita State university and founder of Alce su voz, an organization that supports health equity for Spanish speakers in Kansas. Her research on Spanish in the United States, language learning and teaching, and language in healthcare has been published in various scholarly journals and edited volumes. At WSU, she teaches Spanish language and linguistics courses and directs the Spanish Division.

OPINION

Kansas hasn’t paid for medically necessary interpreting services. You can help change the system.

By: - October 17, 2022

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Rachel Showstack is an associate professor of Spanish at Wichita State University and the founder and president of the organization Alce su voz (‘Speak Out’), whose […]

OPINION

Kansas no paga servicios de interpretación médica necesarios. Ayude a cambiar el sistema.

By: - October 17, 2022

The Kansas Reflector da la bienvenida a artículos de opinión de escritores que comparten nuestro objetivo de ampliar la conversación sobre como las políticas públicas afectan la vida cotidiana de las personas en todo nuestro estado. Rachel Showstack es una profesora asociada de Español en la universidad Wichita State y fundadora y presidente de la […]

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To support LGBTQ kids, Kansas parents and teachers must stand up against discriminatory practices

By: - January 19, 2022

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Rachel Showstack is associate professor of Spanish at Wichita State university and founder of Alce su voz, an organization that supports health equity for Spanish speakers […]

OPINION

Kansas health care providers need training to care for speakers of languages other than English

By: - December 21, 2021

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Rachel Showstack is associate professor of Spanish at Wichita State university and founder of Alce su voz, an organization that supports health equity for Spanish speakers […]

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No Kansas child should be left monolingual

By: - November 17, 2021

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Rachel Showstack is associate professor of Spanish at Wichita State university and founder of Alce su voz, an organization that supports health equity for Spanish speakers […]

OPINION

Ningún niño de Kansas debería permanecer monolingüe

By: - November 17, 2021

The Kansas Reflector da la bienvenida a artículos de opinión de escritores que comparten nuestro objetivo de ampliar la conversación sobre como las políticas públicas afectan la vida cotidiana de las personas en todo nuestro estado. Rachel Showstack es profesora asociada de español en Wichita State University y fundadora de Alce su voz, una organización […]

OPINION

Critical Race Theory and the encroaching silence

By: - October 11, 2021

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Rachel Showstack is associate professor of Spanish at Wichita State university and founder of Alce su voz, an organization that supports health equity for Spanish speakers […]