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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IDD, University of Birmingham: December news

New publications

Blogs and Commentaries


Media Engagement and Other News

  • Petra Alderman joined the launch event of the SEAPolUK at the FCDO. SEAPolUK is a newly created network connecting academics and FCDO officials and civil servants working on Southeast Asia.
  • Kailing was also invited to provide one training session for US department of State on gender issues in China.
  • Kailing was invited to present her new book project, ‘The Politics of Sexuality in 21st century China: Sex with Chinese characteristics‘, Center for Women’s Studies, York.