Development Studies Association 2023 Conference

DSA2023 conference will take place as a hybrid (online and in person) conference and is organised and hosted by the University of Reading,

Registration is now open and there is some funding for travel from the Global South.
The main theme for the conference is Crisis in the Anthropocene: Rethinking connection and agency for development.
The DSA has an Asian study group and would particularly welcome papers from practitioners and researchers from across the Global South on topics related to development studies.

Specific panels and papers on Asia include:

  • South Asian Narratives of the Anthropocene (panel)
  • Agriculture and the Anthropocene in South Asia
  • National policies on digital transformation in Asia: effectiveness and monitoring
  • Caste in the Anthropocene: Interrogating Anthropocene in South Asia
  • Assessing Labour-Intensive Green Industrialisation: Learning from East Asia
  • What is the existing evidence base on the short- and long-term effects of environmental and climate stressors for adolescent girls and women in South Asia?
  • Contradictions and Crisis in the World of Work: Informality, Precarity and the Pandemic
  • The role of labour out-migration in rural change: a qualitative comparative analysis of 19 regions in Morocco, Ethiopia, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Thailand and PR China
  • Migration and post socialist agrarian transformations: Kyrgyzstan comparative analyses.



From 28 Jun 2023
Until 30 Jun 2023
The University of Reading
Early bird registration deadline: 
17 Apr 2023
Call for papers deadline: 
10 Feb 2023
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