Hawai‘i Sociological Association (HSA) 

42nd Annual Conference (Virtual)

February 27-28

 

Advancing social change:

Reshaping institutions, revolutionizing futures 

 

 

This year’s theme acknowledges the ways in which the recent Black Lives Matter protests and the on-going social upheaval wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic have shone bright lights on structural and institutional inequalities in Hawai‘i, the United States, and around the world. Advancing social change amidst the present conditions challenges us to conduct sociological research aimed at uncovering the lived realities of oppression and domination, and to develop new theories and research methods to fit our wider, more inclusive understanding of the social world. Revolutionizing the future calls us to engage in teaching and service that promotes the liberation of marginalized groups, and asks us to envision a more just and equitable society.

Advancing social change amidst the present conditions challenges us to conduct sociological research aimed at uncovering the lived realities of oppression and domination, and to develop new theories and research methods to fit our wider, more inclusive understanding of the social world. Revolutionizing the future calls us to engage in teaching and service that promotes the liberation of marginalized groups, and asks us to envision a more just and equitable society.

HSA invites the submission of virtual panels and interactive workshops that highlight and examine social, institutional and structural change. Additionally, HSA welcomes papers and posters that focus on the theme for asynchronous presentation.

 

Panels, workshops, papers and posters on teaching methodologies and professional development (e.g. non-academic careers in sociology, preparing for the job market, graduate school, and tenure track) are also welcomed. Panels, interactive workshops and posters that focus on sociological research, teaching, and service conducted in Native Hawaiian and Indigenous, LGBTQ+, and POC contexts are particularly encouraged. HSA welcomes submissions of panels, interactive workshops and posters that fall outside of the conference theme, but encourages participants to consider how their perspectives, processes, or conclusions connect to the theme of social change. 

Deadline to submit: Friday, December 6, 2020

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