Who We Are

The Development Studies Association of Australia (DSAA) represents researchers, scholars and practitioners engaged in research, teaching, and training in the field of development studies.

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What is Development Studies

Development Studies is an interdisciplinary field of research and study that takes ‘development’ as its central concern. It addresses processes of social, cultural, ecological, economic and political change, and also the people, organisations, practices and knowledges that engage in development-related processes.

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What We Seek

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.

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What We Do

DSAA provides a platform for bringing together all those concerned with progressing Development Studies in Australia around core events and activities.

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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.