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: Jennifer Keahey, Arizona State University, 2020
Chair-Elect: Matthew Sanderson, Kansas State University, 2021
Past Chair: : Andrew Jorgenson, Boston College, 2019
Secretary Treasurer: Jennifer Hsu, University of New South Wales, 2021

Section Council: Kristy Kelly, Drexel University, 2020; Poulami Roychowdhury, McGill University, 2020; Margaret Frye, Princeton University, 2021; Joseph Harris, Boston University, 2021; Jordanna Matlon, American University, 2022; Victoria Reyes, University of California, Riverside, 2022

Policy Brief Editor: Alaka Basu, Cornell University
Newsletter Editors: Jeb Sprague, University of California, Riverside; Maria Akchurin, Tulane University

Webmaster: Michaela Curran, University of California, Riverside, 2021
Student Representative: Alvin Camba, Johns Hopkins University, 2020


  • Woman with backstrap loom; Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

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