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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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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Students and ECRs

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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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DSA Members elected Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

The DSA is delighted to announce that all of the nominations we put forward for Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences were accepted.

The Academy of Social Sciences recently announced the autumn 2021 awardees of Fellowships of the Academy of Social Sciences. The Fellowship acknowledges the contribution of those working in academia, the private, public and third sectors, to tackle, research and address some of the greatest challenges facing society. Evaluated by an independent peer review process, Fellows are recognised for the impact and excellence of their work and their wider contributions to social science for public benefit.

It is important that development studies is well-represented within the Academy and has a voice within this forum and beyond. For that reason, we are thrilled that the individuals we put forward have joined the impressive range of leading social scientists recognised by this honour. We look forward to our esteemed colleagues continuing to play leading roles in the advancement of our discipline and we commend them on their success!

Congratulations to:

Dr Sabina Alkire (Oxford)

Dr David Booth (ODI, London)

Professor Melissa Leach (IDS, Sussex)

Professor Diana Mitlin (GDI, Manchester)

Professor Giles Mohan (Open University)

Professor Frances Stewart (Oxford, Emeritus)

Professor Andy Sumner (Kings College London)

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About the DSA

The Development Studies Association (DSA) is a UK based membership organisation for all those studying, researching and teaching in the field of global development. The DSA promotes and advances international development as a field of study, research and action. We aim to deepen understanding of how global poverty, inequalities, conflict and environmental destruction are produced, sustained and may be overcome, and how a better future may be advanced. The DSA is a membership organisation, with both individual and institutional members, and is wholly funded through its membership premiums and activities.

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