Department of Global Development Studies


Global Development Studies

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About DEVS

aboutus1.jpgDevelopment Studies is an exciting and evolving interdisciplinary field that examines processes of political, economic and cultural change from the grassroots to the global. Research and teaching within the field covers diverse subject matters located in both the global North and global South. These range from trade, aid and finance through to cultural production, gender, sexuality, and Indigenous peoples. What distinguishes the department of Global Development Studies at Queen?s is the way it combines strong pedagogy with cutting-edge research to help students explore what development means and how is it practiced in a complex and changing global context. As a research-orientated program, our faculty draw on various analytical methods with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinarity. Particular strengths of the department include (a) the political economy of development, and (b) the cultural politics of development.