October 5-7, 2017

Sociology of Development Annual Conference

Disparities in Development: Global, Regional, and Local

Wayne State University Detroit, MI

The process of development generates a broad range of disparities across populations, cities, economies, and geographies, at the global, regional, and local levels. A central theme of this conference will be to identify and explore these disparities, with an emphasis on labor, health, race and gender, urban life, and migration. Explorations of other areas of disparity (i.e. environmental, educational, etc.) along with other topics of development will be welcome as well.

This will be the first annual Sociology of Development Conference held in the Midwest. The city of Detroit, and surrounding cities like Flint, are microcosms of many development issues generally considered within a Global North – Global South schema, affording development scholars a valuable new venue and perspective for the exploration of these disparities.

The Call for Papers and conference details will be posted in early January. We hope to see you there! Please contact Jeff Kentor, with any questions (

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