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February 16-17, 2019 

40th Annual 

Hawai'i Sociological Association Conference 



We are pleased to announce the 40th annual Hawai'i Sociological Association conference to be held at the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa campus, Honolulu, HI 96822. 



"Our conference theme this year is, "Culture and Place: Pathways to Social Inequality." We welcome sociological research on Hawai'i or other cultures and places. The goal is to advance our understanding of diversity locally and beyond.

This is a special year for HSA, as we will be celebrating our 40th anniversary!













2019 HSA Registration Table                                                                                Undergraduate Student Paper Competition


Conference Registration is Closed

Registration Deadline-- TBA

Paper  Deadline--November 1, 2018

Student Paper Award Application--January 15, 2019



HSA Annual Meeting 2019 Keynote Speaker 

Title: "Spaces, Places, and Identity: Contextual and Psychological Causes of Health" 

David T. Takeuchi, Ph.D., is currently Professor and Associate Dean for Research at Boston College School of Social Work. He is a sociologist who received his Ph.D. from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. His research focuses on the social, structural, and cultural contexts that are associated with different health outcomes, especially among racial and ethnic minorities. 


Dr. Takeuchi is an award-winning scholar. In August of 2015, he received the American Sociological Association's Leonard I. Pearlin Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Sociology of Mental Health.  In 2018, he received the American Sociological Association’s Section on Asia and Asian America's Contribution to the Field Award. He received the Legacy Award from the Family Research Consortium, Research and Mentoring Award from the Asian American Psychological Association, and the Innovations Award from the National Institutes of Health for his research contributions.  He was honored with the University of Washington 2011 Marsha Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award.


Dr. Takeuchi’s funded research has been published in a wide range of journals including the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Social Science and Medicine, American Journal of Psychiatry, American Journal of Public Health, Archives of General Psychiatry, American Journal of Community Psychology, Medical Care, Sociology of Education, and Social Forces. He has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, W.T. Grant Foundation, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Finally, he is an elected member of the Sociological Research Association, an honor society of the nation’s top sociologists.


















David Takeuchi Keynote Speech                             Conference Lunch Campus Center 

Social Event 5:30-7:30 PM February 16, 2019 at the New Otani Kaimana Hotel Sans Souci Room 



















New Otani Hotel Social 

Minutes from the HSA 2019 Business Meeting (HSA 2020):


Penny-bee, faculty Women’s Studies UH Manoa, nominated as President, vote anonymously

Corey Adler, faculty Sociology, Leeward CC, nominated as Vice-President, vote anonymously

Mark Willingham, Jr Graduate Student, UH Manoa, nominated as Treasurer, vote anonymously


Sebastian Leon, Rutgers University, nominated as Outreach chair



Better outreach at CCs + Chaminade, HPU, and other campuses

Have a seperate registration option for people who can’t attend but want to be members

Maintain free student entry

Tier system for people who are local and grad students from other places > revisit this and revise

Bylaws have a list of committees > we will send out a Google doc for people to sign up

Cody LeSate is interested in helping with website

Extending virtual participation

Extending social media

President gets to establish the theme

Island feminism informing 2020 theme

Creating a central email list (right now there’s 4 different ones right now)


Other committees:

Website and media

Program committee

Nomination and outreach

Award committee: Colleen

Local Arrangements

Social Action

undergraduate student paper competition
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