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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Governance

Find out about our constitution, how we are run and meet our Council

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People

Meet our Council members and other staff who support the running of DSA

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About

The DSA Conference is an annual event which brings together the development studies community

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DSA2024

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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Publications

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

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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.