CFP: Workshop on Transnational Networks Amid Global Crisis and Change

Proposals are sought for research papers to be presented at a workshop at the University of Pittsburgh in the fall of 2018. We invite researchers — particularly junior scholars, scholars from under-represented groups, and scholars from countries of the global South — to propose research papers that employ data we have collected in the Transnational Social Movement Organizations and Inter-Organizational Network Databases. These data are … Continue reading CFP: Workshop on Transnational Networks Amid Global Crisis and Change

CFA: Sectors Editor

CFA—Sectors Editor We are seeking a new co-editor of our section newsletter, Sectors. This is a great opportunity for a junior scholar to become involved with the section and network with other individuals in our subfield. The newsletter is published semi-annually (in the fall and spring semesters) and includes Council and section news, feature stories, calls for papers and other opportunities in the field, and the section’s official reports. Sectors is e-mailed … Continue reading CFA: Sectors Editor

CFP: World Society Foundation

CALL FOR PAPERS Democracy in the 21st Century: Challenges and the Ways Forward An international conference sponsored by the World Society Foundation Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 9-10 July 2018 DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS OCTOBER 31, 2017 At the 2005 World Summit, all the world’s governments reaffirmed “that democracy is a universal value, based on freely expressed will of people to determine their own political, economic, social and cultural systems … Continue reading CFP: World Society Foundation

Development in the Face of Global Inequalities

Dear all, Last May the conference ‘Development in the Face of Global Inequalities‘, co-organized by our section, brought together scholars from multiple disciplines, and across the Global South and North, to Barcelona. Over the course of the 3 days, we saw over 120 researchers and scholars participate in 40 panels, with our 6 keynote speakers delivering some great lectures on important themes, such as land rights in rural Africa, … Continue reading Development in the Face of Global Inequalities

New book on poverty and politics

The Poor’s Struggle for Political Incorporation  by Rossi, Federico M.  Cambridge University Press – Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics ©2017 – discount code: TPSFPI2017 This book offers an innovative perspective on the ever-widening gap between the poor and the state in Latin American politics. It presents a comprehensive analysis of the main social movement that mobilized the poor and unemployed people of Argentina to end neoliberalism and to attain incorporation … Continue reading New book on poverty and politics

New Guide to Grants and Post Docs

Sociology of Development is pleased to announce the release of a comprehensive guide to funding sources for development sociologists. The guide is available here and on the Resources page of this website, by clicking on Guide to Grants for Development Sociologists. Thank you Jeffrey Swindle and Karin Johnson for preparing this wonderful resource for our section! Continue reading New Guide to Grants and Post Docs

Methods Workshop

8th Annual Arizona Methods Workshops, School of Sociology, University of Arizona, January 4-6, 2018 Please join us for the 8th Annual Arizona Methods Workshops, January 4-6, 2018. This year we will offer workshops in R, Data Science, Social Networks, Stata Programming, Field Experiments and Audit Studies, and QCA. Graduate students can apply for the Scott R. Eliason Award, which covers all but the $50 registration fee. … Continue reading Methods Workshop

Call for Sectors Newsletter Announcements

The editors of the Sociology of Development section’s newsletter, Sectors, invite section members to submit news, information, recent publications, calls for papers, and job market announcements for the Fall 2017 issue of Sectors. In particular we welcome: • new book or journal publications, with citation and abstract (abstract is not required, but encouraged). Cover images for new book announcements and links to publications are welcome. … Continue reading Call for Sectors Newsletter Announcements