DSA2019: Opening up Development
The Open University, Milton Keynes, 19-21 June
Early career researcher plenary panel on “Opening up” Development
The DSA 2019 Conference at Milton Keynes, 19-21 June, will include an early career researcher plenary speaker session (within 5 years of finishing PhD). The session aims to showcase emerging talent and showcase their thoughts on how research agendas in specific fields of development theory and practice can be moved forward. We have chosen early career researchers who can speak to how their research relates to, and pushes forward, the conference theme of “Opening up Development”. Oxford Development Studies is sponsoring the panel and the selected panellists are encouraged to submit their papers to the journal where they will be fast-tracked through the review process.
A full concept note for the conference theme is available here. Briefly, it focuses on a series of contemporary challenges in global development which we feel can be productively ‘opened up’. These include questioning the idea of global development and how far new geographies of prosperity, poverty and inequality open up new questions and territories for development studies. We want to push for more plural, genuinely global perspectives that move beyond Euro-American provincialisation. We also focus on populism and political action and what new forms of authoritarian populism imply for the potential for openness in development. Thirdly we address cross-national flows of goods, finance and people and what these mobilities mean for the loci and practices of development.
We have selected 4 speakers who will form one plenary panel.
Elvis Avenyo (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
Jessica Hope (University of Bristol, UK)
Sergio Montero (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia)
Sameen Zafar (Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan)
This panel will be sponsored by Oxford Development Studies.