Our section’s Graduate Student Representative, Karin Johnson (University of California Riverside), has volunteered to take the lead in pairing up graduate students and junior faculty with a scholar more advanced in their career. From July 3rd to 31st, we would like to solicit applications for mentors and mentees. Click here and fill out your information.
Pairs will be matched based on their desired areas of mentorship, dates attending the conference, then on substantive research interests. Mentorships groups will consist of at least one mentor and one or more mentees. Mentors and mentees should meet up informally during the ASA conference. You will be notified of your pairing by Monday, August 5th.
Questions? Email Karin Johnson at email@example.com.
This is a really great opportunity to further build our section’s wonderful community. Please seriously consider participating. And a sincere thanks to Karin for taking the lead on this!
New issue alert! The latest edition of Sociology of Development is out with four excellent papers! Please see below for the link to the issue.
Sociology of Development, Table of Contents, Vol. 5 No. 2, Summer 2019
“Making Medicines in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda in the AIDS Era: Toward a Sociology of Developmental Foreign Aid”
Nitsan Chorev, (pp. 115-146) DOI: 10.1525/sod.2019.5.2.115
“Historicizing Embedded Autonomy: The Rise and Fall of a Local Developmental State in Dongguan, China, 1978–2015”
Zhicao Fang, Ho-fung Hung, (pp. 147-173) DOI: 10.1525/sod.2019.5.2.147
“In the General’s Valley: China, Africa, and the Limits of Developmental Pragmatism”
Robert Wyrod, (pp. 174-197) DOI: 10.1525/sod.2019.5.2.174
“From the Ground Up: Gender, Space, and Self-Employment in a Colombian Housing Project”
Laura B. Doering, Christopher C. Liu, (pp. 198-224) DOI: 10.1525/sod.2019.5.2.198
Congratulations to the following individuals that have been elected to serve the section in the following roles:
Chair-Elect — Matthew Sanderson, Kansas State University
Council Member — Victoria Reyes, University of California, Riverside
Council Member — Jordanna Matlon, American University
Council Member, Student — Alvin Camba, Johns Hopkins University
Congratulations Matthew, Victoria, Jordanna, and Alvin!
The Development conference organizers received a number of emails from people who missed the initial deadline but were still interested in submitting for the conference, so they have decided to extend the deadline to June 14th.
Details about the conference, including travel (it is easier and cheaper than you think to get to South Bend!) are available on the conference website: https://devcon19.weebly.com/
The latest edition of our section’s newsletter, Sectors (Spring 2019), is now out! A big thank you to the editors, Victoria Reyes and Maria Akchurin, for their work in putting another fantastic newsletter together!
UNU-WIDER Summer School in collaboration with DPRU-UCT on labour markets and economic development.
Applications now open
UNU-WIDER, in collaboration with the Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) at University of Cape Town (UCT), is excited to announce the launching of a new, two-week intensive summer school on applied labour economics.
The summer school will provide participants with a toolkit in applied economics with special focus on the quantitative analysis of labour markets in developing countries. During the two weeks, participants will take part in lectures given by leading experts from UNU-WIDER’s global network and work intensively in the data lab to strengthen quantitative research skills.
The course, which will take place in Cape Town during 18-29 November 2019, aims to provide early-career scholars in the Global South with further training on the theories, methods and data issues for conducting high-quality analysis of applied labour economics.
Learn more and apply here.