Room D/056


Room D/056
Derwent College, University of York


26 May 2022


10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Studying Development: Approaches, insights and challenges

This one day symposium has been organised by the Civil Society, Development and Democracy (CDD) Pathway and is open to all ESRC and non-ESRC funded PhD and MA Social Research students within the WRDTP’s seven partner universities. Whilst this workshop is aimed at CDD Pathway students, PGRs from all seven interdisciplinary Pathways are welcome to attend.

‘Development’ remains an extremely prominent focus of analysis across the social sciences and beyond. However, the concept can remain fuzzy, with competing definitions and frameworks restricting space for scholars to speak to and learn from each other. Through this Workshop, we will create a snapshot of the ‘state of the art’ of studying development across White Rose institutions, and support dialogue on the approaches used, insights generated, and challenges faced by students engaging in this complex and contested field.

Workshop presenters will be given 10 minutes to present on (an aspect of) their PhD research, and will receive feedback from a discussant and additional audience questions. The Workshop will take place on
Thursday 26th May, Derwent College Room D/N/056 (location map) . The room is wheelchair accessible, and the University has a range of accessible parking places nearby in Zone 5 (location map).

Please use the Eventbrite link below to book a place, to hear the Opening Reflections and the contributions from seven WRDTP speakers. Deadline for registration is 16.00 on 19th May.

Please note, subject to government and institutional guidance, this training symposium will be delivered on a face-to-face basis. Students are responsible for arranging travel to and from the University of York for this symposium. The WRDTP cannot reimburse travel costs to these sessions.

The symposium will also be filmed, and a recording will be made available on the VIRE after the event for those unable to travel.

Hourly Schedule

Event Schedule

10:00 - 10:05
Welcome from Liam Clegg, Deputy Director of White Rose Civil Society, Development, and Democracy Pathway.
10:05 - 10:30
Opening session
Reflection on Workshop themes from Dr Saba Joshi, Lecturer in Gender and Development at the University of York.
10:30 - 12:00
Panel 1
‘Development and the politics of production and consumption’ (Chair and discussant, Liam Clegg)
12:00 - 12:30
Lunch break
12:30 - 14:00
Panel 2
‘The State and the Politics of Development’ (Chair and discussant, Liam Clegg)