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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Umme Wara has published a new book chapter ‘Rohingyas in Bangladesh: Socio Political Conflict Potential’ in the book Understanding the Rohingya Displacement, published by Springer. You can find out more here.

Dr. Bobby Smith’s new book, Theatre and Global Development: Performing Partnerships, explores theatre and development collaborations. Available now from Palgrave. Read more.

Jamelia Harris, has been awarded a British Academy Knowledge Frontiers Programme grant, building on the scoping research she undertook with a WICID seed funding grant. You can find out more about the project ‘Colonial legacies and the labour market in the English-speaking Caribbean’ here

WICID Advisory Board Member Nidhi Sadana Sabharwal along with Steering Committee Member Emily Henderson have published a research article titled ‘Gendered conditions of higher education access: advancing a gender prism analytic through the case of Haryana, India.’ You can read this publication here.

WICID invite you to visit their Think Development blog to view our latest post authored by Aboluwaji Daniel Ayinmoro. In this thought-provoking piece, titled “Stakeholder Identification and Community Engagement for Data Collection in Marginalised Populations”.

The Society and Culture Spotlight – led by Briony Jones and colleagues from faculties across the university – has launched a writing competition for PGRs and ECRs leading to publication, a prize, and celebration event. For further details please see here and feel free to write to Briony at [email protected]