Sego Graduate Student Conference
Sego Graduate Student Language & Culture Conference
Closer Together - Further Apart: Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Academia
Hosted by the
Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Utah
April 10 - 11, 2020
On April 10th and 11th, 2020, our department will host the Sego Graduate Student Conference (formerly the Confutati Conference). The graduate students of the Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Utah are soliciting presentations related to the theme of cross-cultural perspectives in academia. As spaces of higher education become more diverse, the need to produce, theorize, and analyze inter-cultural exchange in academic settings across disciplines grows. In the areas of globalization and multiplicity of cultural avenues, academia is progressing toward more open-ended pedagogical approaches that create real-world solutions to current problems.
The inclusion of various voices across the spectrum allows for a more comprehensive
outlook and proliferation of interdisciplinary discourses. Papers may approach cross-cultural
perspectives through pedagogical, literary, and interdisciplinary lenses. The Sego
Conference welcomes ideas that thrive in and emerge from these intersections and open
up discussions about topics that explore the various nuances of theory and practice.