- 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.
- 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. 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).
- 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.