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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Latest News: Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre (IGDC) – Summer2022


Launch of a toolkit for improving outcomes in sickle cell disease: IGDC member Sangeeta Chattoo from Sociology and Karl Atkin also from the Sociology Department at the University of York, in collaboration with ASHWINI, Gudalur Adivasi Hospital, (Tamil Nadu) in India, have been involved in an exciting project, developing a ‘minimally safe practice toolkit’ for improving outcomes in sickle cell disease.

York Hope Consortium – Hope and Social Change: The York Hope Consortium builds on IGDC Co-Director Indrajit Roy’s project at York and explores with colleagues at WHO and elsewhere the ways in which hope is understood by actors in institutions and societies across scales and geographies. The project includes a symposium series available on YouTube Hope and Social Change which includes the following events.  


Recovery from Crisis: Brazilian public health and environment reflections: IGDC Member João Nunes chaired our recent webinar on Recovery from Crisis and shares details of this fascinating event where he was joined by guest speakers from the University of São Paulo and University of Campinas.

Urban Contact Dialects and Language Change: Insights from the Global North and South: IGDC Member Paul Kerswill explains how his book ‘Urban Contact Dialects and Language Change: Insights from the Global North and South’ came about and what it covers.