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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 held their conference Global Perspectives in Academia: Strengthening Connections, Enriching Discourse which was centered around the exploration of linguistics and cross-cultural perspectives within academia.

This event has concluded, and our next is slated for the 2025-26 academic year. Please direct any questions to

Sego Schedule 2024


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

Ana Tavera and Sara Rodríguez
The challenges of learning Spanish as an L2: Phonetics and the dreaded rhotics

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

3:15-3:45 Fourth Session

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


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

Last Updated: 6/5/24