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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About our annual conference

Each year we run an annual conference to bring together the development studies community from the UK and beyond

Church House, London

This year’s conference

DSA 2024 – Social justice and development in a polarising world

Our 2024 conference will take place as a hybrid conference organised and hosted by School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London.The DSA2024 conference will explore what thinking more explicitly about global development from a social justice perspective can offer development theory and practice, with a particular focus on the three core strands: rights and representation; redistribution and restoration; reproduction and production.

Hybrid in 2024

In 2024, our annual conference will be hybrid (in-person and online combined) to ensure the highest levels of inclusion, flexibility and engagement. We will have a range of panel formats to choose from to achieve maximum participation.

Early Bird registration is now CLOSED.