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, why it matters, how you can study and career prospects

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Our Members

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

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Governance

Find out about our constitution and how we are run

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People

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

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About

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

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DSA2020

Our conference this year is themed "New leadership for global challenges"

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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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Publications

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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DSA2020 – an online conference

The Coronavirus pandemic is showing as never before the extent and depth of interconnections between us and the vital importance of solidarity and mutual support. We will not be able to meet in person as a DSA community this year, but we did not want to lose the opportunity to gather and learn from each other. Rather, we want to explore new ways to share experience and work more effectively together.

Council therefore decided that DSA2020 should be held as a virtual, online conference, taking place over 4 days: 16-19 June. The virtual platform chosen – Shindig, aims to blend as far as possible the best of our in-person conferences, while also taking advantage of the particular opportunities that online interaction provides. 

While we will miss the direct contact of meeting in person, going virtual will have positive outcomes, with regards both to the environmental impact and equalising the potential for participation between global North and South. We hope that you will join and support us in this new initiative for the DSA.