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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Past 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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DSA unveils a new dissertation prize for PhD students

This year, the DSA unveils a new dissertation prize for PhD students working in the field of international development, development studies and development economics. This will be an annual prize awarded to the best PhD dissertation in these fields of studies from across current DSA institutional members.

The winner will be invited to present their research at the DSA annual conference held in June/ July each year.

For the 2022 prize, all Development Studies and Economics departments in the UK that are institutional members of the DSA are invited to submit one PhD dissertation each for consideration. Nominations will be accepted between 17th January and 1st March 2022. We ask all the Heads of Centres of DSA affiliated institutions in the UK to nominate the highest scoring/ most promising PhD dissertation awarded on their “international development” or related subject programmes in 2021. The nominations will be evaluated by an academic panel from the DSA. Decisions will be made by end April 2022 and the winner and their department notified.

Send nominations to membershipadmin(AT)devstud.org.uk stating the title of the dissertation and the student name.

You can find further information by clicking here.

For further information contact:

DSA Membership Administration
E: [email protected]
DSA and students and early career researchers

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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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