American Sociological Association


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


Past Chair: David L. Brown, Cornell University 2017
Chair: Jocelyn S. Viterna, Harvard University 2017
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Matthew R. Sanderson, Kansas State University 2018
Chair-Elect: Jennifer L. Bair, University of Virginia 2017
Student Representative: Jeffrey Swindle, University of Michigan 2017

Section Council

Manisha Desai, University of Connecticut 2017
Wendy Wolford, Cornell University 2017
Erin Metz McDonnell, Notre Dame 2018
Rina Agarwala, Johns Hopkins University 2018
Susan Hagood Lee, Boston University 2019
Phyllis L. Baker, University of Illinois 2019

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