Uma Kambhampati is the new DSA President
Following the DSA’s AGM at DSA2023 conference in Reading, Professor Uma Kambhampati takes over from Sam Hickey as President of the DSA. Uma previously served as Secretary of the Council and will serve in her new role for three years.
We spoke to Uma after the AGM to get some quick words on what she is looking forward to in her Presidency.
Based at the University of Reading, as a Development Economist, her research ranges across issues relating to childhood inequalities, particularly in relation to child work and schooling participation, inequalities between girls and boys as well as inequalities across social and religious groups. She has also worked on women’s empowerment and well-being including women’s labour market participation, life satisfaction as well as nutritional adequacy. A third strand of her research relates to the issue of well-being and life satisfaction in the UK, including analysis of the extent to which conditions during childhood and youth influence the life satisfaction of adults.
We will be introducing other new members of the Council shortly.