DSAA is pleased to invite you to the Development Futures conference from 11-12 July

including an HDR and ECR Research Day on 10 July 2024 at the University of Melbourne, Parkville.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Development Studies Association of Australia (DSAA) represents researchers, scholars and practitioners engaged in research, teaching, and training in the field of development studies. The purpose of the DSAA is to promote critical inquiry, reflection, research, teaching and the value of Development Studies in Australia. The DSAA seeks to facilitate collaborations and engagement within and beyond the academy. DSAA provides a platform for bringing together all those concerned with progressing Development Studies in Australia around core events and activities.

We welcome contributions. For more information please contact Susan Engel at sengel@uow.edu.au

The DSAA host a biennial conference.
View past and future events here.

Acknowledgment of Country

The DSAA and its members give respect to the First Peoples of Australia. We are honoured to work and meet on the lands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and extend our respect to their ancestors and knowledge holders. We recognise that colonisation continues to impact upon Indigenous Peoples in Australia. We also recognise that Indigenous Peoples’ connection to Country remains strong and we acknowledge the custodians of Country where we walk, share and learn.

Our Logo

Across the Australian continent, three concentric circles are often used to symbolise a meeting place, camp site or watering hole for Aboriginal Peoples. In this logo, the three concentric circles ripple out in a dotted line to represent the many connections that extend beyond our meeting places toward the oceans (blue lines) and lands (brown lines) where we work and build relationships. The design elements were developed by Lauren Tynan. Lauren is a Tasmanian Aboriginal woman, grown up on the East Coast of Australia, and early career researcher in Development Studies.

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For all enquiries please email contact@developmentstudies.asn.au

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