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, why it matters, how you can study and career prospects

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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 and how we are run

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Meet our Council members and other stuff 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 "Unsettling Development"

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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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Key dates

28 June – 2 July 2021: Online Conference at UEA

Unsettling Development

COVID19, climate change, populism, demands for racial justice and the rise of new powers are among the themes that will be explored.

Key conference dates

Call for Panels: 26 Oct 2020 – 30 Nov 2020
Panels selected: 14 Dec 2020

Call for Papers: 18 Dec 2020 – 8 Feb 2021
Papers marked up: 24 Feb 2021
Paper transfer process: 1 Mar 2021 – 21 Mar 2021

Call for funding: 3 Mar 2021 – 7 Apr 2021

Early-bird registration: 24 Mar 2021 – 27 Apr 2021

Deadline for presentations to be sent to us: 14 June 2021

Any queries, please emailĀ [email protected]