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Thank you!

Thank you to all of you who participated in the SOC DEV sessions at the ASA meeting the past two days. Despite the physical distance of the virtual platform, I enjoyed reconnecting with members I have long known and meeting … Continue reading

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ASA Sociology of Development Speed Mentoring Event

Hello, SocDev members! I am happy to announce the first-ever ASA Soc of Dev mentoring program’s Speed Mentoring event on Monday, August 10th from 2:30 to 4:00 pm Pacific Standard Time. Our panelists are: Dr. Rhacel Salazar Parrenas, USC, Department … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Sociology of Development Policy Brief: “Ease of Transportation and Women’s Employment in India”

A new Sociology of Development Policy Brief is out! Volume 5, Issue 4 (2020) is: “Ease of Transportation and Women’s Employment in India” by Lei Lei (Rutgers University), Sonalde Desai (University of Maryland), and Reeve Vanneman (University of Maryland). Also, … Continue reading

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Spring 2020 Edition of Sectors Newsletter

The latest edition of our section’s newsletter, Sectors (Spring 2020), is now out! Inside you will find a message from our chair, essays written by section members about the COVID-19 pandemic, and reflections on recent fieldwork in the section “Notes … Continue reading

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Rebooted Member Feedback Survey

We had an issue with the survey link sent out in the general announcements last week. Thank you to those who alerted us of the glitch and to everyone else for their patience while we corrected and relaunched it. If … Continue reading

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