2022 SLA Graduate Student Symposium: Language, Culture, and Globalization: Transdisciplinary Perspectives

April 1-2, 2022

University of Wisconsin–Madison

Location – Hybrid: Pyle Center: 702 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53706


Symposium Schedule (At-A-Glance)

Symposium Program

Friday, April 1

Saturday, April 2

Downloadable Program (word.doc)

Keynote speaker 
Dr. Manuela Wagner (University of Connecticut)

Plenary speaker
Dr. Pamela Wesely (University of Iowa)

Panel Discussions

Language, Culture, and Globalization (In-Person):
Dr. Gary Lupyan (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Dr. Sandrine Pell (Madison Metropolitan School District)
Dr. Junko Mori (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Teaching and Researching in a Globalized World (Online):
Dr. Peter De Costa (Michigan State University)
Dr. Işil Erduyan (Bogazici University)
Dr. Kazeem Sanuth (Indiana University-Bloomington)


In this year’s conference, Language, Culture, and Globalization: Transdisciplinary Perspectives,  we would like to draw attention to the role of culture in language development and education in the current era of globalization, characterized by increased transnational migration and use of communication technologies that allow for intercultural exchanges. We also recognize that while language and culture have been inextricably linked in language studies, this relationship has been framed and addressed from different theoretical and methodological perspectives. We invite presenters to explore the connection between language and culture in SLA and other areas of language studies, in a world where the local and global increasingly intersect and shape each other and give rise to a number of issues related to language learning and use. 


Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic+
Global Badger Experience Grant
Graduate School Grant
Kemper K. Knapp Bequest
Language Institute
SLA Doctoral Program
University Lectures Kemper K. Knapp Fund
Wisconsin Grant Experience

Questions? Send an email to uwslagsymposiumchairs@gmail.com or contact the symposium co-chairs directly at Jose Luis Garrido RiveraSandra Descourtis, and Eric Ho.