Brown University
Development Studies


In order to design a coherent program of study with clearly stated goals, concentrators are encouraged to discuss their course plan and thesis interests with a member of the Watson faculty, DS Advisory Committee, and/or the DS Concentration Advisor.

The filing and revision of concentration forms, and special approval of specific courses (e.g. language, regional, electives, study abroad)  is to be done with the DS Concentration Advisor.  

Concentration Advisor

Patsy Lewis
Director, Development Studies
Visiting Professor of International & Public Affairs
Watson Institute

Fall ‘17 Office Hours


Advisory Committee

Barrymore A. Bogues
Asa Messer Professor of Humanities and Critical Theory.
Director of Slavery and Justice
CSSJ 203
94 Waterman St.
Patrick Heller
Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs
Director of the Graduate Program in Development
Watson Institute 356
Daniel Smith
Faculty Fellow
Professor and Chair of Anthropology

Vazira Zamindar
Associate Professor of History
Co-Director of South Asian Studies
Watson Institute 227