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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DSA2023 Call for Papers

Submissions of papers open extended to 13 February 2023

DSA2023 is now accepting submissions of papers on the themes of its panels. All accepted panels are now listed on the DSA website and can be sorted by stream, participants and panel type. A button marked “propose a paper” can be found at the end of each panel abstract. 

Before submitting your paper please carefully read the Call for Paper guidelines. The deadline for submissions is now 13 February 2023. Ideas for short contributions for workshops are also invited before this deadline.  

DSA2023 will be held as a hybrid conference (in-person and online attendance possible), taking place 28 – 30 June at the University of Reading, UK. Read more about the conference.