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The Future of Development

The Department of Sociology at the University of Utah, with assistance from the Department of Sociology at Brigham Young University, will host the 3rd annual conference of the Sociology of Development section of the American Sociological Association, October 24-25, 2013, at the Officers Club on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, Utah. The conference theme will be "The Future of Development," focusing on current research that provides foundation and direction for promising lines of future scientific inquiry on Development, with an emphasis on works that crosscut social, economic, political, and ecological spheres.

The final conference program is available here

Plenary speakers for the conference include (listed alphabetically):

Rae Blumberg, University of Virginia

Christopher Chase-Dunn, University of California, Riverside

Monica Das Gupta, University of Maryland

Thomas Dietz, Michigan State University

Arland Thornton, University of Michigan

The organizers anticipate publishing selected papers from the conference in multiple journal special issues TBD.

Lodging and travel information can be found here

The organizers plan to give awards for the best papers authored by faculty and graduate students. To qualify for an award, authors will be expected to submit electronic copies of completed manuscripts to the organizing committee by October 1, 2013.

All questions should be sent to Andrew Jorgenson, chair of organizing committee, at

Note: There is no fee for registration.

Last Updated: 4/12/21