Section Awards Results!

Congratulations to our 2019 Section Award Winners!

Sociology of Development Section Book Award


Levien, Michael. 2018. Dispossession without Development: Land Grabs in Neoliberal India. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Honorable Mention:

Berry, Marie E. 2018. War, Women, and Power: From Violence to Mobilization in Rwanda and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press

Sociology of Development Section Faculty Article Award


Long, Yan. “The Contradictory Impact of Transnational AIDS Institutions on State Repression in China, 1989-2013”, American Journal of Sociology, 124, no. 2 (September 2018): 309-366.

Honorable Mention:

Lu, Yao. “Empowerment or Disintegration? Migration, Social Institutions, and Collective Action in Rural China” (Unpublished)

Sociology of Development Section Graduate Student Paper Award


Souza Leão, Luciana. “Optics of the State: The Politics of Making Poverty Visible in Brazil and Mexico.” (Unpublished) (Department of Sociology, Columbia University)

Honorable Mention:

Vallejo, Catalina. “Economic Reparations, Entrepreneurship, and Post-Conflict Development: Evidence from Colombia.” (Unpublished) (Department of Sociology, University of Virginia)

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ASA Sociology of Development Section Election Results

Congratulations to the following individuals that have been elected to serve the section in the following roles:
Chair-Elect — Matthew Sanderson, Kansas State University
Council Member — Victoria Reyes, University of California, Riverside
Council Member — Jordanna Matlon, American University
Council Member, Student — Alvin Camba, Johns Hopkins University
Congratulations Matthew, Victoria, Jordanna, and Alvin!
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DEADLINE EXTENDED! Submit for Development Conference by June 14

The Development conference organizers received a number of emails from people who missed the initial deadline but were still interested in submitting for the conference, so they have decided to extend the deadline to June 14th.
Details about the conference, including travel (it is easier and cheaper than you think to get to South Bend!) are available on the conference website:
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Spring 2019 Edition of Sectors Newsletter

The latest edition of our section’s newsletter, Sectors (Spring 2019), is now out! A big thank you to the editors, Victoria Reyes and Maria Akchurin, for their work in putting another fantastic newsletter together!

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UNU-WIDER Summer School 2019

UNU-WIDER Summer School in collaboration with DPRU-UCT on labour markets and economic development.

Applications now open

UNU-WIDER, in collaboration with the Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) at University of Cape Town (UCT), is excited to announce the launching of a new, two-week intensive summer school on applied labour economics.

The summer school will provide participants with a toolkit in applied economics with special focus on the quantitative analysis of labour markets in developing countries. During the two weeks, participants will take part in lectures given by leading experts from UNU-WIDER’s global network and work intensively in the data lab to strengthen quantitative research skills. 

The course, which will take place in Cape Town during 18-29 November 2019, aims to provide early-career scholars in the Global South with further training on the theories, methods and data issues for conducting high-quality analysis of applied labour economics.

Learn more and apply here.

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Sociology of Development at ASA 2019

The ASA Annual Meeting is 3 months away (August 10-13, 2019) in New York! The early registration deadline is July 10, 2019. For registration info, please see here: 

Our Section’s day is on August 12, 2019. Below is a handy list of our Section’s events. Come along to as many of the activities as possible, including the business meeting and the reception. Our reception will be co-hosted by three other sections, so come along and make new connections! 

Sociology of Development’s Activities at the 2019 ASA Annual Meeting, New York: 

Section on Sociology of Development Refereed Roundtables (1 hour)

Mon, August 12, 8:30 to 9:30am, Sheraton New York, Third Floor, Riverside Ballroom

Section on the Sociology of Development Business Meeting

Mon, August 12, 9:30 to 10:10am, Sheraton New York, Third Floor, Riverside Ballroom

Paper Session: Open Topic on Sociology of Development

Mon, August 12, 10:30am to 12:10pm, Sheraton New York, Lower Level, Madison Square

Paper Session: New Directions in the Political Economy of Development

Mon, August 12, 2:30 to 4:10pm, Sheraton New York, Lower Level, Madison Square

Paper Session: Development and Global Environmental Change: Challenges and Opportunities

Mon, August 12, 4:30 to 6:10pm, Sheraton New York, Lower Level, Union Square

Joint Reception: Section on Global & Transnational Sociology; Peace, War & Social Conflict; Political Economy of the World System; Sociology of Development

Mon, August 12, 6:30 to 8:00pm, Sheraton New York, Third Floor, New York Ballroom West

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2019 ASA-Wide and Section Elections

The 2019 ASA elections are now open! Details are located here.

Voting will close at 5 p.m. eastern on Friday, May 31, 2019.

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