Election of global South candidates for Council CLOSING soon!
DSA Council are creating two new co-opted positions on Council to represent the global South (gS) membership, to be elected by and from that category.
5 eligible applications were received during the call for nominations. These eligible nominations were entered to our online election survey and all gS members have now been invited to anonymously elect two candidates.
The election opened on 15th January and will close at 23:59 GMT on 25 January. The results will be announced shortly thereafter the deadline date.
Obligations/role of Council members
DSA Council meets twice a year (usually February and November) as well as just before/at the annual conference. Council members are expected to take on some specific responsibility as part of their Council roles. It is expected that gS Council members will participate in the Feb/Nov meetings remotely, but it is hoped we will be able to fund these Council members to attend the conference and attached meeting.
The call is officially closed and ~500 paper proposals were received. The panel convenors will be making their decisions on submitted proposals over the next couple of weeks. Decisions should be made by early February.
DSA2020 Conference: New Leadership for Global Challenges
Applications now OPEN for PhD Masterclass places
Applications are now OPEN for PhD students to apply for a place on the Masterclasses taking place on Wednesday 17th June, on the morning before the main conference begins. Deadline: 16th February.
Development Studies Research Recognition in Australia and New Zealand
The Development Studies Association Australia (DSAA) has been working to gain recognition of Development Studies in official research classifications. The Australian Research Council opened a review of Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC) codes in 2019, a set of three related classifications developed for use in the measurement and analysis of research and experimental development (R&D) undertaken in the region. Based on arguments put forward by DSAA, a set of Development Studies ‘Field of Research’ (FOR) codes have now been included in the final consultation paper. It is hoped that these will be confirmed in early 2020. This will be a very positive step for the Development Studies community in Australia and New Zealand - congratulations to all those from DSAA and DSA who have been involved.
Prof David Hulme OBE
Many congratulations to David Hulme, Professor of Development Studies at the University of Manchester and former DSA President, who was awarded an OBE in the 2020 New Year's Honours list for services to research and international development. Prof Hulme is Executive Director of the Global Development Institute and has worked in the area of global poverty and development for more than 30 years, covering everything from poverty reduction and microfinance to the role of NGOs in conflict and peace. His main focus has been on Bangladesh but he has also worked extensively across South Asia, East Africa and the Pacific. David has long been an active member of the DSA and was DSA President from 2014 to 2017.
New interview series for the Review of African Political Economy (RoAPE) and Africa Is A Country by DSA Council Member Rama Dieng, University of Edinburgh
Rama Salla Dieng introduces a series of interviews with African feminists that roape.net will be posting in the coming weeks. In recent months across Africa we have witnessed women taking to the street to reclaim a fairer and more just world. In these protests and movements woman have often played a leading role. In interviews conducted by Rama, young African feminists will discuss how they are theorising their practice and philosophies.
DSA Fund - PGR & ECR (PhD and Masters) - call now CLOSED
The DSA will be allocating a budget of GBP 7000 per year to support Post Graduate Researchers including PhD Students and Early Career Researcher (PhD and Masters) in collective research and/or networking opportunities.
View our webpage detailing all the criteria/eligibility. There will be another call for applications opening soon.
You can view two of the four plenaries from DSA2019 - Robtel Neajai Pailey & Sheela Patel - via the Open University website.
Publishing session videos
You can now view the two publishing sessions that took place at DSA2019 on 20th June with Development Studies journal and book editors via the Open University website. Session 1 concerns getting articles published in journals; Session 2 focuses on getting a book published.
An expanded version of Robtel Pailey’s 2019 Development Studies Association conference keynote was recently published in the journal Development and Change. In the spirit of 'opening up development', it is open access for the next six months.
The Development Studies Association edits a book series on Critical Frontiers of Theory, Research and Practice in International Development Studies, which is published by Oxford University Press. The series profiles research monographs that will shape the theory, practice, and teaching of international development for a new generation of scholars, students, and practitioners. We are seeking exciting proposals for new titles in the series. Recent titles in the series include Playing with Fire: Deepened Financial Integration and Changing Vulnerabilities of the Global South by Yilmaz Akyüz and Taken for a Ride: Grounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour, and Public Transport in an African Metropolis by Matteo Rizzo. The series editors can be contacted for further information about the series or for discussing prospective book proposals through the email address: dsabookseries(at)devstud.org.uk