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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Would you like to see your photos on the DSA website?

We invite all DSA members and friends to submit images which we can use on our new website. We need images that capture a contemporary view of development studies for use on our main pages, and to add to our media bank to use for news stories. We’ll also share your images with our Twitter followers.

So, if you’ve taken a great picture during your research, fieldwork or travel, and you think it tells a story about development studies, please send it to us! 

Image criteria:

  • At least 2000 px wide
  • Captures one of the many facets of development studies – agriculture, urbanisation, NGO work, poverty, decolonisation, economic growth, gender, global health, environment and climate change etc
  • If your image contains people, you must confirm that you requested their permission both to take and share the image

We will let you know if we decide to use your image on the site, and will make sure all images are acknowledged with your name and the location. Please send your images along with a brief description of the topic and location, along with your details, to [email protected]