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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DSA2021

Our conference this year is themed "Unsettling Development"

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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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New Head of Department for International Development at LSE


Professor Kathryn Hochstetler will be stepping in as the new Head of Department for the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics from the new academic year. The three-year role was previously held by Professor Kenneth Shadlen.

Kathy Hochstetler’s research is based in the interdisciplinary study of environment and development, which she also teaches in DV415, Global Environmental Governance. She has researched this theme from many angles – global environmental negotiations, regional trade agreements (Mercosur), and through the study of national environmental movements, environment policy, and democratic institutions, primarily in South America.

Her new book, Political Economies of Energy Transition: Wind and Solar Power in Brazil and South Africa, is forthcoming in 2021 from Cambridge University Press.