American Sociological Association

Sociology of Development

The Sociology of Development Section of ASA promotes work in sociology on the causes and effects of development. We support work in all geographical regions including the United States, other advanced industrial nations and the Global South. We are open to work of all theoretical orientations and all methodological orientations. Both theoretical and applied work is welcome.

Section Officers & Council


Chair: Andrew K. Jorgenson, Boston College 2019
Chair-Elect: Jennifer Keahey, Arizona State University 2019
Past Chair: Jennifer L. Bair, University of Virginia 2019
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Jennifer YJ Hsu, University of Alberta 2021
Student Representative: Karin A. Johnson, University of California-Riverside 2019
Section Webmaster: Molly Cook, Illinois State University/University of Arizona 2021

Section Council

Phyllis L. Baker, University of Illinois 2019
Susan Hagood Lee, Boston University 2019
Kristy Kelly, Columbia University/Drexel University 2020
Poulami Roychowdhury, McGill University 2020
Margaret Frye, Princeton University 2021
Joseph A. Harris, Boston University 2021

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