UH Hilo to host sociological conference

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Date: Friday, February 12, 2016
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The Hawai’i Sociological Association meets in Hilo for the first time since the mid-1980s when it holds its 37th Annual Conference at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo on Saturday and Sunday, February 20 and 21, in UCB 127 beginning at 9 a.m. Non-members may attend the conference by paying a $60 registration fee.

National and international scholars will present their research on various social issues, including social inequalities, criminal justice, gender, and histories of colonization. Keynote speaker Dr. Manisha Desai, University of Connecticut, will present her research on social movements in India contained in her forthcoming book. The conference also includes UH Hilo students discussing research conducted as part of their courses and presentations from UH faculty from across the System.

The event is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, the Department of Sociology, the Chancellor’s Diversity Committee, the College of Arts and Sciences, and assisted by the UH Hilo Conference Center.

For more information, visit: https://sites.google.com/site/hawaiisociology/home.

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