Peer-reviewed papers

  • Lawhon, Mary, David Nilsson, Jonathan Silver, Henrik Ernstson and Shuaib Lwasa. (2018) Thinking through heterogeneous infrastructure configurations. Urban Studies. 55(4) 720-32. (Awarded one of three ‘Best Articles of 2018’ by the journal.)
  • Lawhon, Mary and Yaffa Truelove. (2020). Disambiguating the southern urban critique: Propositions, pathways and possibilities for a more global urban studies. Urban Studies. 57(1): 3-20. (Listed as a ‘Featured Article’ by the journal)
  • Lawhon, Mary with Lené Le Roux, Anesu Makina, Gloria Nsangi, Aditi Singh, Hakimu Sseviiri. Beyond southern urbanism? Imagining an urban geography of a world of cities. Invited commentary for the 40th anniversary of Urban Geography.

In review (as of March 2020)

  • Nsangi, Gloria, Mary Lawhon, Shuaib Lwasa, Jonathan Silver and Fredrick Ruguma Tumwine. The Politics of New Sanitation Technologies in Kampala: Legitimacy, Access and Benefits of the Gulper (submitted to Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography). 
  • Sseviiri, Hakimu, Shuaib Lwasa, Mary Lawhon, Henrik Ernstson and Revocatus Twinomuhangi. The politics of extracting value from heterogeneous configurations of solid waste in Kampala city, Uganda (submitted to Urban Geography).

Advanced drafts

  • Ernstson, Henrik, and David Nilsson. n.d. “Histories of Heterogenous Infrastructures: Negotiating Colonial, Postcolonial and Oral Archives in Kampala, Uganda.” Submitting to Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, (Advanced draft.)
  • Byarugaba, Disan, Henrik Ernstson, Shuaib Lwasa, and Jonathan D Silver. n.d. “The Potential of Turning Household and Charcoal Dust Waste into Energy Briquettes in Kampala City: Heterogeneity in the Management of Urban Waste.” Submitting to Local Environment (Advanced draft)
  • Silver, Jonathan, Henrik Ernstson, Disan Byarugaba, and Hakimu Sseviiri. Intermediaries in heterogeneous infrastructure configurations: Learning from Kampala. Submitting to Urban Geography. (Draft)
  • Silver, Jonathan, Shuaib Lwasa, Henrik Ernstson, Disan Byarugaba, Hakimu Sseviiri, Peter Kasaija, Gloria Nsangi, and Mary Lawhon. “The landscape of heterogeneous infrastructure configurations: Reflections on Kampala’s diverse sanitation and waste operations.” To Urban Studies (To be drafted)

Monographs

Book chapters

Contributions to conferences

  • 2019 — Invited speaker: “Towards Situated Histories of Heterogenous Infrastructure: Oral Histories and the Emergence of Actually Existing Infrastructure,” presented by Henrik Ernstson, co-authored with David Nilsson, Sheffield University, 19 March 2020. (CANCELLED due to Covid19) 
  • 2019 — Conference presentation: “Histories of Heterogenous Infrastructures: Negotiating Colonial, Postcolonial and Oral Archives in Kampala, Uganda”, presented by Henrik Ernstson, co-authored with David Nilsson, Royal Geographical Society, 27-30 Aug 2019, London.
  • 2019 — Invited panelist: Henrik Ernstson: “The ‘genius’ of the local: Citylife through thick and thin, invited by Professor Colin McFarlane in the session “Citylife: Agency, Aesthetics, Politics,” Royal Geographical Society, 27-30 Aug 2019, London.
  • 2018 — Conference presentation: “The city beyond the network” Conference Paper presented at ”Engaging vulnerability”, presented by David Nilsson, co-authored by Pär Blomkvist, Timos Karpouzoglou, and Mary Lawhon. Swedish Anthropological Association (SANT) in partnership with the Finnish Anthropological Society (FAS), Uppsala, 19-21 April, 2018.​ Gloria, OU WaTER conference.
  • 2018 — Conference Paper: Henrik Ernstson: “Thinking through Heterogeneous Infrastructure Configurations” presented by Henrik Ernstson, co-authored M Lawhon, J Silver, D Nilsson, S Lwasa at African Centre of Cities International Urban Conference, 1-3 Feb 2018, Cape Town.
  • 2017 — Conference Paper: “Heterogenous Infrastructure Configurations and the Conditions of Possibility for Radical Incrementalism” presented by Henrik Ernstson, co-authored M Lawhon, J Silver, D Nilsson, S Lwasa, in the Special Session: Infrastructures of the Urban South, American Association of Geographers (AAG) Conference, Boston, April 5-9.
  • 2017 — Conference presentation: Mary Lawhon, There is no Magic Toilet.
  • 2016 — Conference presentation: “Emerging innovative solutions to leapfrog towards urban sustainability in Africa,” an event organised by Peter Kasaija and Shuaib Lwasa at the Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador 17-20 October 2016 (20 October, 2–4 pm, room MR13, Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana “Benjamin Carrion”). For those going to the Urban Action Lab will exhibit in the Exhibition Hall.

Co-produced report

Reports (preparatory reports before publications)

Master theses projects

  • Master thesis 1: BYARUGABA, DISAN (2019) “AN ASSESSMENT OF BRIQUETTE MAKING AS A SOCIOTECHNICAL SOLUTION TO SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN KAMPALA CITY,” April 2019.
  • Master thesis 2: NSANGI, GLORIA (2019) “POWER RELATIONS AROUND GULPER TECHNOLOGY FOR FECAL SLUDGE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL IN KAMPALA,” July 2019.
  • Master thesis 3: HAKIMU, SSEVIIRI (2019) “ANALYSIS OF VALUE AND POWER IN KAMPALA’S SOLID WASTE RECYCLING,” July 2019.
  • All these were completed for the Degree in Geography at Makerere University.