Join the Feminist Development sub-section!

Feminist Development is one of three subsections of Sociology of Development. Membership is open to all section members. Why should section members join us? Feminist Development brings together scholars and professionals who recognize that many development approaches continue to sideline women, girls, and other marginalized groups, articulate and affirm feminist approaches to development, seek more holistic understanding of the power dynamics informing development, and support collaboration across difference. … Continue reading Join the Feminist Development sub-section!

Spring 2021 Edition of Sectors Newsletter

The latest edition of our section’s newsletter, Sectors (Spring 2021), is now out! It is full of information about Sociology of Development events, publications, and people. It also includes a special symposia on the unevenness of testing, production, and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines (the symposia also appear on the Sectors Symposia section of the site). A big thank you to the editors, Jeb Sprague, Preethi Krishnan … Continue reading Spring 2021 Edition of Sectors Newsletter

Section Election Results – ASA Sociology of Development Section

We are pleased to announce the ASA Sociology of Development Section election results. Congratulations to those elected and thank you to everyone who volunteered to run! Chair-Elect (1-year): Enrique Pumar, Santa Clara University Secretary-Treasurer (3-year): Matthias vom Hau, Institut Barcelona d’Estudies Internacionals Council Member (3-year): Marco Garrido, University of Chicago Council Member (3-year): Depvarna Roy, Nazareth College Graduate Student Council Member (1-year): Rahardhika Utama, Northwestern University  The … Continue reading Section Election Results – ASA Sociology of Development Section

Join Us for DEVSOCLINK 2021!

Join us for DEVSOCLINK 2021, which kicks off on Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021! Click here to register (for free!) for the events. You will be sent an email with the zoom links and passcodes. The most up-to-date schedule is here and also listed below for your reference. We look forward to seeing you there! DEVSOCLINK 2021 ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCATION SECTION ON … Continue reading Join Us for DEVSOCLINK 2021!

Sociology of Development Policy Brief: “Workplace Disability and Death in an Era of Mass Incarceration: Insights from the US Military”

A new Sociology of Development Policy Brief is out! Volume 6, Issue 2 (2021) is: “Workplace Disability and Death in an Era of Mass Incarceration: Insights from the US Military” by Eiko Strader (George Washington University) A message from our Policy Brief editor Alaka Basu: Here is the second of the 2021 series of Policy Briefs being edited by me for the Sociology of Development section … Continue reading Sociology of Development Policy Brief: “Workplace Disability and Death in an Era of Mass Incarceration: Insights from the US Military”

Sociology of Development Policy Brief: “Good Governance Can Reduce the Gender Gap in Secondary Schooling”

A new Sociology of Development Policy Brief is out! Volume 6, Issue 1 (2021) is: “Good Governance Can Reduce the Gender Gap in Secondary Schooling” by Jamie M. Sommer (University of South Florida) and Kathleen M. Fallon (Stony Brook University). Also, here is a message from our Policy Brief editor Alaka Basu: As usual, I welcome expressions of interest to contribute. While I am open … Continue reading Sociology of Development Policy Brief: “Good Governance Can Reduce the Gender Gap in Secondary Schooling”

DevSoc Link 2021: ASA Sociology of Development Section Conference

Last year was the first year since the inception of the section that we were not able to hold an annual section conference.  The pandemic continues to disrupt our plans, and we continue to adapt. This year, we are planning to renew our annual section conference this summer with a virtual conference: DevSoc Link 2021! The call for papers and details are below. The due … Continue reading DevSoc Link 2021: ASA Sociology of Development Section Conference

ASA Sociology of Development Section Mentorship Program 2021 Call

We are pleased to announce that the ASA Sociology of Development Section Mentorship program continues in an online format this year. If you would like to participate, we would like to solicit applications for mentors and mentees. Click here and fill out your information. Applications accepted through Monday, July 19th.    Karin Johnson (US Census Bureau at Texas A&M University), Mentorship Coordinator, will pair up graduate … Continue reading ASA Sociology of Development Section Mentorship Program 2021 Call

2021 ASA Elections Open April 27

The 2021 ASA elections will open on Tuesday, April 27, and close on Friday, May 28, at 5 p.m. EST. Ballots will be sent out via email from “Sociological.ballot@intelliscaninc.net.” Please add this email address to the permitted senders list on your spam filter to ensure timely delivery of your ballot. All members, with the exception of affiliate members, will receive ballots and are eligible to … Continue reading 2021 ASA Elections Open April 27

Call for Submissions – Sectors, Spring/Summer 2021

We are seeking your submissions for the Spring/Summer 2021 Sociology of Development newsletter, Sectors. Specifically, we are calling for general content (see below) and short, original pieces related to Global COVID-19 Vaccine Testing, Production, and Distribution. Call for original contributions: Amidst the collective anxiety of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the vaccine offers a ray of hope. However, vaccines are tested, produced, and distributed unevenly across … Continue reading Call for Submissions – Sectors, Spring/Summer 2021