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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Call for papers: migration in the global South.

The DSA Scotland Study Group, the UWS Protracted Crisis Research Centre (PCRC) and the UWS Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development (CAREED) are organising a conference on the theme of Migration in the Global South to be held at UWS on 6th September, 2024. Expressions of interest are invited relating to:

1. A wide range of topics relevant to migration in the Global South, including, but not limited to, conflict, climate, developmental impact, entrepreneurship, foreign aid, gender, social networks, public and social policies, and remittances.

2. Any other work currently being undertaken in Development Studies or related fields in Scotland.

How to submit

Please submit expressions of interest with a brief description of proposed presentations (about 50 words) by 14th May, 2024.

Submissions should be sent to [email protected]

NB: There will be no charge for participating participating in this conference. Modest funding is anticipated for reimbursement of travel costs beyond the the Glasgow/Paisley area for full-time doctoral students and others on the basis of need.

Conference Organising Committee:

Prof. Graham Jeffery (PCRC)
Dr Mozammel Huq (DSA Scotland)
Dr Michael Tribe (DSA Scotland)
Dr Dina Nziku (CAREED/PCRC/DSA Scotland)
Dr Graeme Young (DSA Scotland)
Dr Benjamin Hunter (DSA Scotland)
Dr Adebisi Adewole (CAREED)
Dr Shadi Whitburn (PCRC)
Dr Dina Sidhva (PCRC)

DSA Scotland Study group

The DSA Scotland Study Group is managed by a team consisting of Dina Nziku,
[email protected] (UWS), Mozammel Huq, [email protected] (Strathclyde
University), Michael Tribe [email protected] (Glasgow University), Benjamin
Hunter, [email protected] (Glasgow University), and Graeme Young,
[email protected] (Glasgow University).

More information about the DSA Scotland Study Group.