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 "Just sustainable futures in an urbanising and mobile 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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Key dates and fees

6-8 July 2022: Online Conference at University College London

Just sustainable futures in an urbanising and mobile world

Justice and equity, just futures in an urbanising and mobile world, facing a climate and ecological crisis in a pandemic or post-pandemic context

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Key conference dates and preliminary conference fees

Call for Panels: 15 Nov 2021 – 20 Dec 2021

Panels selected: 11 Jan 2022

Call for Papers: 17 Jan 2022 – 17 Feb 2022

Call for Funding: 3 Mar 2022 – 7 Apr 2022

Early-bird registration: 23 Mar 2022 – 26 Apr 2022

Conference fees are likely to range from £20 to £120. In an attempt to make the conference as inclusive as possible, we will offer a range of fee waivers (look out for the Call for Funding in March) for students, researchers from the global South who are also nationals of a LMIC, practitioners and policy makers.

More information will be available once registration opens in March.

Any queries, please email [email protected]

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