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Sego Graduate Student Conference

Sego Graduate Student Language & Culture Conference

Global Perspectives in Academia: Strengthening Connections, Enriching Discourse

April 12, 2024 @ 11 AM

On April 12, 2024, the graduate students from the University of Utah's Department of World Languages and Cultures are holding our conference Global Perspectives in Academia: Strengthening Connections, Enriching Discourse which is centered around the exploration of linguistics and cross-cultural perspectives within academia. With higher education spaces increasingly reflecting diversity, there is a growing imperative to generate, conceptualize, and examine intercultural interactions within academic realms spanning various disciplines. In the context of globalization and the expanding of cultural pathways, academia is evolving towards pedagogical methodologies that foster inclusive discussions and practical solutions to contemporary challenges. By embracing diverse voices, we aim to cultivate a broader understanding and facilitate interdisciplinary dialogues.

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Sego Schedule 2024


LNCO 1110


April 12


11:15 AM – 3:45 PM


SEGO Graduate Student Committee



Opening Reception LNCO Main Hall
11:30-12:30 Keynote Speaker

Professor Darren Parry
Building Cultural Competency

12:30-1:30 Luncheon LNCO 1945
1:30-2:00 First Session

Daniela Hernández, Rosario Sorensen, Silvia Sanz
A cultural competence strategy: How to implement cultural competency in an educational context using the interests of the students

2:00-2:30 Second Session

Victor Coelho
Addressing linguistic diversity in the Brazilian Amazon as a Fulbright Portuguese Language Teaching Assistant

2:30-2:45 Break Break
2:45-3:15 Third Session

Sérgio Savage
The Booty Dilemma: Exploring Sexuality and Gender Roles amidst Political, Social, and Cultural Changes in Brazil During the 1970s and 1980s


SEGO 2024 Graduate Student Committee – Silvia Sanz, Rosario Sorensen, Daniela Hernández

Last Updated: 4/12/24