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: Enrique Pumar, Santa Clara University, 2022-2024
Past Chair: Matthew Sanderson, Kansas State University, 2021
Secretary Treasurer: Matthias vom Hau, Institut Barcelona d’Estudies Internacionals, 2024

Section Council: Jordanna Matlon, American University, 2022; Victoria Reyes, University of California, Riverside, 2022; Shiri Noy, Denison University, 2023; Firuzeh Shokooh Valle, Franklin & Marshall College, 2023; Marco Garrido, University of Chicago, 2024; Devparna N. Roy, Nazareth College, 2024

Policy Brief Editor: Alaka Basu, Cornell University
Newsletter Editors: Leslie MacColman (Senior Editor), University of Notre Dame, 2022; Preethi Krishnan, Western Carolina University, 2022; Mushahid Hussain, Cornell University, 2023

Webmaster: Michaela Curran, University of Iowa, 2022
Student Representative: Rahardhika Utama, Northwestern University, 2022
Mentorship Program Coordinator: Karin Johnson, Texas A&M University

  • Woman with backstrap loom; Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

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