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Development in Question, October 6-8, 2016

Sep 21, 2016
This conference will include an excellent mix of more than 200 international scholars at all stages and a wide range of topics, 40 paper sessions and a series of keynote plenaries with speakers from the international steering committee, all of whom are interested in building connections between their universities or organizations and the section.
A dinner and dance will be held on Friday with a post-dinner talk by Jonathan Glennie, a well-known writer and practitioner in International Development (
Several workshops are also taking place alongside the conference, including a PhD symposium to workshop papers, a half-day workshop on “Rethinking the Land Grant” led by Kasia Paprocki and Jenny Goldstein (Cornell), and a post-conference meeting to discuss the formation of an International Consortium in Development.
Support from UC Press, which is launching the Handbook of Development Sociology and also publishes the Sociology of Development Journal. Read more

Polson Institute Offering Visiting Faculty Program

Aug 31, 2016
The Polson Institute for Global Development in the Department of Development Sociology is planning to institute a Visiting Faculty Program on a three year trial basis. The program will begin in the spring of 2017. The main objective of the program is to expand graduate course offerings in the department and the faculty resources available to our graduate students. A secondary objective of the program is to provide opportunities for faculty and/or graduate students to work with visiting faculty on joint projects.
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Amit Anshumali

Amit Anshumali appointed student representative for RSS Population RIG

Aug 17, 2016
Development Sociology Ph.D. student Amit Anshumali was appointed as the student representative of the Rural Sociological Society's Population Research Interest Group at its August 8, 2016 meeting. Former DSOC graduate student Brian Thiede concluded his term as Chair and Shaun Golding of Kenyon University was appointed as co-chair with Jessica Ulrich-Schad.