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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New council members for DSA

As well as a new President, DSA Council has a new Secretary, as existing member Jonathan Fisher from the University of Birmingham moves into this role.

Jonathan is Professor of Global Security at the International Development Department and his research focuses on the relationship between authoritarianism and (in)security across multiple levels – global, regional, domestic, and “the everyday”.

Joining Council are Eyob Balcha Gebremariam, from the University of Bristol, Touseef Mir from the University of Bath and Emma Mawdsley from the University of Cambridge.

Touseef is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Policy Sciences (SPS) at the University of Bath. His work takes a principally multidisciplinary approach sitting at the intersection conflict studies, comparative politics and everyday state and society. 

Emma is a Professor of Geography and Fellow of Newnham College at the University of Cambridge. She researches the politics of global development.

Eyob is an educator, researcher and policy analyst on the topics of decolonial African development, African Political Economy, Politics of development. He is a Research Associate at the Perivoli Africa Research Centre, University of Bristol and Adjunct Professor of African Studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Bologna.

New student council members are Sheila Ronoh, a Doctoral Researcher at the Institute of Peace & Security at the University of Coventry, and Zechariahs Benapugha Owutuamor, post-graduate researcher at the School of Agriculture, Policy & Development, at the University of Reading.

We’ll be interviewing our other new Council member to share more on their plans with us.