Specialty Group

Development Geographies

The purpose of the Development Geographies Specialty Group (DGSG) is to provide a forum for research, education, and practice related to development studies and to developing areas. Our members are located around the world and engage in theoretical, applied, and critical work within the field of international development.


Regular: $5
Student: $1
Free for developing regions members


Chair: Daniel Esser, American University, 2021-23

Vice Chair: Jamey Essex

Treasurer: Ryan Z. Good 2021-23

Pronoy Rai
Kevon Rhiney
Paul O’Keefe

Student reps:
Aishwarya Bhattacharyya
Md. Abdullah Al Mamun

Planning and Development

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