Our Aims and Objectives

We are the UK association for all those who research, study and teach global development issues

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What is Development Studies

What is development studies and decolonising development.

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Our Members

We have around 1,000 members, made up of individuals and around 40 institutions

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Find out about our constitution, how we are run and meet our Council

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Meet our Council members and other staff who support the running of DSA

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The DSA Conference is an annual event which brings together the development studies community

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Our conference this year is themed "Social justice and development in a polarising world"

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Past Conferences

Find out about our previous conferences

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Study Groups

Our Study Groups offer a chance to connect with others who share your areas of interest

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Students and ECRs

Students and early career researchers are an important part of our community

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Our book series with OUP and our relationship with other publishers

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North-South Research

A series of workshops exploring North-South interdisciplinary research with key messages and reports

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Membership Directory

Find out who our members are, where they are based and the issues they work on

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DSA Council election 2020 – candidates’ statements

Nominations have now been submitted for positions on the DSA Council. The Council elections will be held during the AGM, which is on 19th June from 11:15-12:30 (BST) during the online DSA2020 conference. Statements from nominated candidates are available here.

Sarah White, Dan Brockington, Kathryn Hochstetler, Uma Kothari, Sam Hickey and Julian Quan will have come to the end of their three-year term of office as elected members of Council at the 2020 AGM. Sarah White is not running for re-election to Council and two members of Council are standing down at the AGM.

The DSA Constitution provides for the election of sufficient members to fill all of the vacancies for elected members open at the time of each year’s AGM, with each successful candidate having tenure for three years. There are therefore five vacancies for elected members of Council and two vacancies for Officers of Council (President & Treasurer).The DSA Council will recommend to the AGM that an existing member of Council is considered for election to the President and Treasurer positions as an understanding of how the DSA works is essential for these positions.

Join the online AGM at 11:15am BST, Friday 19 June.