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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Gender, policy and practice


Tina Wallace

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*Opening for new study group convenor*

Tina Wallace is no longer able to convene the Gender, Policy & Practice Study Group and so the group is looking for a new convenor.

If anyone is interested to take on the role as convenor, please contact Tina on [email protected]

Mailing list

Sign up to the mailing list if you’re interested in news, discussion of relevant issues and upcoming events. If you’re not already, please do consider becoming a member of DSA before joining a study group.


Forthcoming events

none at present


Previous meetings

May 2019, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford

The challenges of women’s invisible care work: analysis of new research

A participatory workshop jointly convened by International Gender Studies and Development Studies Association.Convenor, Dr Tina Wallace

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September 2018

Online conference about re-imagining international development, Healing solidarity


April 2017, University of Oxford

Workshop on Feminist Research in Development: methods, findings and who is listening?

Download the summary report