About Me

Jacob Doherty is an anthropologist researching the politics of belonging and exclusion, infrastructural violence, and the materialities of urban environments in contemporary cities. Currently, he's working on a book entitled Waste Worlds: Kampala’s Infrastructures of Cleanliness and Disposability based on ethnographic research in and around Kampala, Uganda's diverse waste streams. 

Life (and limb) in the fast-lane
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Life (and limb) in the fast-lane

In a new article in Critical African Studies, SUPE contributor Jacob Doherty considers the precariousness that marks Kampala’s boda boda (motorcycle taxi) industry. Through a relational approach to ontology, he asks how the boda boda industry comes into being and endures, what forms of vulnerability it entails, and what experiences, relations, and forms of urban life it […]