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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Jobs and fellowships in development studies

ODID: Departmental Lecturer in Quantitative Development Economics. To contribute to the teaching of Quantitative Methods on the MSc Economics for Development course and provide small-group and dissertation supervision. Deadline 16 February (midday UK time). Find out more.

ODID: Research Officer. Form a key part of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) team, working on the implementation of multidimensional measures.
Deadline 15 February (midday UK time). Find out more.

Levershulme Trust Fellowships for early career researchers with a research record, but who have not yet held a full-time permanent academic post, to undertake a significant piece of publishable work. Fellowships can be held at UK universities with research degree awarding powers.  The Fellowships are intended to assist those at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, and it is hoped that the appointment would lead to a more permanent position for the individual, either within the same or another university. Deadline: 22 February 2024, 4pm.

Practical Action Publishing are seeking a non-executive director with considerable experience in the publishing industry, to support the company’s global sales strategy. This is a three-year fixed term position. Apply before 1st March.

The Daphne Jackson fellowship have fellowships for those looking to return to a research career after a break of two or more years for family, health or caring reasons. The aim is to give participants the confidence and skills they need to make a successful return to research. Applications are open at any time.