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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Getting published – new DSA videos

At our virtual conference this year, we held two sessions on Getting Published – one focused on journals and one on books.

These sessions – aimed primarily at PhD students and Early Career Researchers, but useful for everyone – brought together a group of experts who shared tips and answered questions on all aspects of getting published.

You can now view the videos here, and on our YouTube channel

You’ll also find many more videos from DSA2020 on our YouTube channel, including recordings of our panels and student meeting. Two of our Plenaries were recorded and you can find these here.