Funding period: 1 January 2014 – 1 October 2014
Type of funding: International Fellowship
Dr Mary Lawhon is an Assistant Professor of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma. Mary is a geographer and political ecologist with an empirical focus on urban environmental politics and processes in Sub-Saharan Africa. They are currently pursuing two grant-funded empirical projects. The first examines the changing dynamics in the South African wastescape, including the impact of technology, formalization, and finance on waste livelihoods. The second explores heterogeneous infrastructures of waste and sanitation in urban Uganda. They are also working on a series of manuscripts articulating the southern urban critique, a theoretical intervention that calls for re-thinking urban theory from and through cities in the global south.