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.

Un/Doing Development –DSAA Virtual Conference


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DSAA Events

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.

DSAA Institutional Members

The DSAA is very pleased to have a number of valued institutional members, whose financial support contributes significantly to our operations. We encourage you to explore their schools, institutes, centres and courses.

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