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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Latest news from SOAS

Find out what’s been happening this month at SOAS, including podcasts, documentaries and new publications.

News

Romina Istratii did an interview with the @_RE_Project, discussing how young professionals working in international development and students who are exploring a career in international development could navigate the current pandemic times. She spoke about the effects of the pandemic on the sector and shared thoughts on how the current pandemic has shifted Global North-South dynamics and could become an opportunity to subvert epistemological and material inequalities in international development. The interview can be heard as a podcast on Soundcloud.

On 9-10th June the Department hosted an online conference on Working in Development and Social Change, welcoming 23 speakers and with nearly 200 students participating over the course of the conference. The talks and discussions explored the practicalities and politics of work in development – in general and at this particular juncture. A student organising committee identified themes, reached out to speakers, and chaired the sessions online. Speakers from a wide range of organisations (including the United Nations, grassroots organisations, development consultancies and major NGOs) engaged in thematic discussions on work in humanitarianism, environment and migration, as well as discussions about research and advocacy experiences, networking and balancing life and work.

Feyzi Ismail was involved in a documentary on The Language of Protest: political demonstration in the age of Covid-19, along with Gary Younge and others.

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