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: Jennifer L. Bair, University of Virginia 2018
Chair-Elect: Andrew K. Jorgenson, Boston College 2018
Past Chair: Jocelyn S. Viterna, Harvard University 2018
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Matthew R. Sanderson, Kansas State University 2018
Student Representative: Ryan Nehring, Cornell University 2018
Section Webmaster: Jennifer Keahey, Arizona State University 2019

Section Council

Rina Agarwala, Johns Hopkins University 2018
Phyllis L. Baker, University of Illinois 2019
Kristy Kelly, Columbia University/Drexel University 2020
Susan Hagood Lee, Boston University 2019
Erin Metz McDonnell, Notre Dame 2018
Poulami Roychowdhury, McGill University 2020

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