- 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).
- 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)
- Lawhon, Mary with contributions from Lené Le Roux, Anesu Makina and Yaffa Truelove. (2020) Making Urban Theory: Learning and Unlearning through Cities of the Global South. Routledge. (Routledge Research on Decoloniality and New Postcolonialisms, edited by Mark Jackson)
- Ernstson, Henrik, and Sverker Sörlin. 2019. “Toward Comparative Urban Environmentalism: Situating Urban Natures in an Emerging ‘World of Cities.’” In Grounding Urban Natures: Histories and Futures of Urban Ecologies, edited by Henrik Ernstson and Sverker Sörlin, 3–53. Cambridge: MIT Press. (#OpenAccess. Awarded the MIT Press Library Award in 2019)
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.
- Kasaija, Peter, and Jonathan D Silver. 2019. “Sanitation and Waste Infrastructure in Informal Settlements of Kampala: Case Study of Bwaise.” Kampala. Co-produced by The Urban Action Lab at Makerere University, and ActTogether of the Slum-Dwellers International, with support from the Swedish Research Council through the HICCUP project (2015-03543) at KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
Reports (preparatory reports before publications)
- HICCUP Research Report 01-DB: “The Potential of Turning Household and Charcoal Dust Waste into Energy Briquettes in Kampala City: Heterogeneity in the Management of Urban Waste” (2019) Disan Byarugaba, Henrik Ernstson, Shuaib Lwasa. 21 Nov 2019
- HICCUP Research Report 02-GN: “The Politics of Introducing New Sanitation Technologies in Kampala”, Gloria Nsangi, Mary Lawhon, Shuaib Lwasa, and Jonathan Silver. 21 Nov 2019.
- HICCUP Research Report 03-HS: “Heterogeneous Configurations of Power in Everyday Urban Waste Recycling in Kampala,” Hakimu Sseviiri, Shuaib Lwasa, Mary Lawhon, Henrik Ernstson.
- Report on PhD research work on the “Power relations behind Kampala’s heterogeneous sanitation infrastructure,” Kasaija Peter, 17 December 2019.
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.