Sociology of Development Sessions at ASA 2020!

The ASA Virtual Annual Meeting is fast approaching, and SOC DEV will be holding three of our originally planned sessions, so please register and reconnect with us! The conference will occur online from August 8-11, following the originally scheduled session dates and times. Note that dates/times are based on Pacific daylight time (PDT). Registration is free to all ASA members and only $25 for non-members. … Continue reading Sociology of Development Sessions at ASA 2020!

Purchase a Gift ASA Membership for a Student or Colleague!

Please note that Friday, July 31 is the last day to purchase a gift ASA membership for a student or a colleague. Currently, SOC DEV membership is 419, with 22 low-income country members, 121 student members, and 276 regular members. The good news is that our membership has remained robust despite the pandemic, and we will qualify for the same number of sessions for the … Continue reading Purchase a Gift ASA Membership for a Student or Colleague!

Sociology of Development Policy Brief: “Why is Women’s Labor Force Participation So Low in the Middle East and North Africa?”

A new Sociology of Development Policy Brief is out! Volume 5, Issue 5 (2020) is: “Why is Women’s Labor Force Participation so Low in the Middle East and North Africa?” by Valentine M. Moghadam (Northeastern University) Here is the fifth of the 2020 series of Policy Briefs from the Sociology of Development section of ASA. The brief is titled: “Why is Women’s Labor Force Participation so … Continue reading Sociology of Development Policy Brief: “Why is Women’s Labor Force Participation So Low in the Middle East and North Africa?”

2020 Section Awards Results!

Congratulations to our 2020 Section Award Winners! Sociology of Development Section Book Award Co-Winners: Bobel, Chris. 2019. The Managed Body: Developing Girls & Menstrual Health in the Global South. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. Tarlau, Rebecca. 2019. Occupying Schools, Occupying Land: How the Landless Workers Movement Transformed Brazilian Education. Global and Comparative Ethnography Series. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. Sociology of Development Section Faculty Article Award Co-Winners: … Continue reading 2020 Section Awards Results!

A Message from the Sociology of Development President

Dear Colleagues, I am writing to you with a message of interracial solidarity on this day of Juneteenth, a US holiday that celebrates the liberation of Black Americans from the brutal institution of slavery. Although this day is a reminder of the potential for social transformation, we know that we have a long way to go if we are to end the systemic violence perpetuated … Continue reading A Message from the Sociology of Development President