Global Development Studies Section (GDS)

A map of GDS's Proposals Received for ISA 2020

Welcome to GDS

The Global Development Section draws together scholars broadly concerned with development and global justice working across a number of fields, for example, post-colonial studies, development studies, critical political economy, critical security studies, social and political theory, history, sociology, gender studies, and public policy (find out more on the "About GDS" page).


Olivia Umurerwa Rutazibwa | Section Chair & Section Program Chair
April 2021 - March 2022
University of Portsmouth

Randolph Persaud | Section Deputy Chair / Chair-Elect
April 2021 - March 2022
American University

See Governance & Leadership

Become a Member

When you become an ISA member, you can add on a GDS membership for a low fee. Membership dues help to support section activities and awards.

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