About the Section

There are many ways that members can become involved and help with the advancement of the Sociology of Development Section of ASA.

Become a Section Member


The section promotes greater interaction, collaboration and mutual support among development sociologists through activities at the ASA Annual Meetings and by activities on the Web during the rest of the year. ASA Sociology of Development Section panels and receptions provide development sociologists the opportunity to present work to peers and engage in networking activities. Prizes may be offered for particularly visionary work.


Chair: Andrew Jorgenson, Boston College, 2018
Chair-Elect: Jennifer Keahey, Arizona State University, 2018
Past Chair: : Jenn Bair, University of Virginia, 2018
Secretary Treasurer: Jennifer Hsu, University of Alberta, 2021

Section Council: Susan Lee, Boston University, 2019; Phyllis Baker, University of Illinois, 2019; Kristy Kelly, Drexel University, 2020; Poulami Roychowdhury, McGill University, 2020; Margaret Frye, Princeton University, 2021; Joseph Harris, Boston University, 2021

Policy Brief Editor: Brian Dill, University of Illinois
Newsletter Editors: Victoria Reyes, UC Riverside; Maria Akchurin, Tulane University

Webmaster: Michaela Curran, UC Riverside, 2021
Student Representative and Facebook Master: Karin Johnson, UC Riverside


  • Woman with backstrap loom; Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

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