New Issue of Sociological Insights for Development Policy

In the newest policy brief, our colleague, Professor Maryann Bylander extends our understanding of the potential harms of microcredit.  Drawing on her extensive research in Cambodia, she argues that microcredit can compel unwanted migration.  The combination of indebtedness and migration can exacerbate individuals’ vulnerability, causing them to move into potentially exploitative work.  She recommends that policy makers take steps not only to understand better the … Continue reading New Issue of Sociological Insights for Development Policy

Call for Notes from the Field: Sectors Newsletter

Dear Section Members, The editors of the Sociology of Development section’s newsletter, Sectors, invite junior scholars (i.e. graduate students, recent grads, postdocs, and tenure-track faculty) to submit short descriptive articles (500-600 words) about their research for Notes from the Field. Notes from the Field is a feature that highlights ongoing and recent experience related to field work, and offers an opportunity for junior scholars to raise … Continue reading Call for Notes from the Field: Sectors Newsletter

Call for announcements: Sectors Newsletter

Dear Section Members, The editors of the Sociology of Development section’s newsletter, Sectors, invite you to submit news, recent publications, calls for papers, and job market announcements for the Spring 2018 issue of Sectors. Job market candidates are especially encouraged to submit a spotlight as a way to introduce themselves and their work to the section in advance of the annual meetings. In particular we … Continue reading Call for announcements: Sectors Newsletter

Call for Section Logo!

Dear Members It’s an exciting time to be a development sociologist! Our section is growing in membership and visibility, thanks to the efforts and work of each of you. To further increase the section’s visibility, open up possibilities for selling section merchandise, and get all of you involved, we are seeking original submissions for a Sociology of Development logo. Requirements? Must be original submissions (not … Continue reading Call for Section Logo!

Call for Section Members to Submit Notes from the Field

The editors of the Sociology of Development section’s newsletter, Sectors, invite junior scholars (i.e. graduate students, recent grads, postdocs, and tenure-track faculty) to submit short descriptive articles (500-600 words) about their research for Notes from the Field. Notes from the Field is a feature that highlights ongoing and recent experience related to field work, and offers an opportunity for junior scholars to raise their profile by … Continue reading Call for Section Members to Submit Notes from the Field