Watson Institute at 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 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 '18 Office Hours


Peer Advising

Ashley Morse, 
DS Student Assistant

Fall '18 Office Hours

Thesis Advising

See list of past thesis advisors