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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SOAS June news

Writing workshop award

SOAS researcher Sarah Njeri has one of 29 British Academy International Writing Workshops to support early career researchers in developing countries.

Visibilising marginalised Early Career Researchers in Peace, Conflict and Security Studies : A Writing and Publishing Workshop for scholars from the Global South will be delivered by a workshop team consisting of Dr Sarah Njeri, SOAS; Dr Zac Chiliswa, Meru University of Science and Technology; Dr Roberta Holanda Maschietto, Universidade Estadual Paulista; Dr Natália Bueno, University of Coimbra.

The International Writing Workshops programme aims to encourage professional networks and mentorship for early career researchers, and to provide access to the academic requirement of journals, equipping them with the necessary skills to publish in these journals.

Find out more on the British Academy website.

New Research and Evidence Facility reports

Two new reports have been released by Research and Facility Evidence (REF), the consortium led by SOAS (Laura H), Laura Hammond, in partnership with the University of Manchester and Sahan, a research organisation in Nairobi.

Supply Chain Sustainability

Carlos Oya’s contribution to a new independent systematic review organised by ISEAL and Evidensia to identify effective supply chain sustainability approaches for improving decent work in agriculture and apparel production in Low- and Middle-income Countries. 

Read the resulting blog and synthesis report.