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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Free PhD workshop on epistemological issues.

The School of Global Development at the University of East Anglia will organise a workshop on epistemological issues in international development. This workshop targets PhD students of development. There is no registration fee. The workshop will take place 1 December 2023 from 11:20 to 3:40 and will include a lunch break

The workshop will outline specific epistemological issues of prominence in development studies and presents three separate sessions on epistemologies of:

  • Social analysis
  • Natural science
  • Economics

Experienced researchers in the respective fields lead the three sessions: Ben Jones (social analysis), Rachel Carmenta (natural science) and Bereket Kebede (economics). Each will give constructive and critical accounts of strengths, weaknesses, and debates around those forms of knowledge, relevant to development studies.

Current PhD development students from any university can register for the workshop by sending an e-mail to [email protected]. Please indicate your university, year and topic of your thesis and insert in the Subject box of your e-mail.