Gone to Ground: A History of Environment and Infrastructure in Dar es Salaam (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020). Series: “Intersections: Histories of Environment, Science, and Technology in the Anthropocene.”
- Finalist for the 2021 Bethwell A. Ogot Award for best book in East African studies, African Studies Association.
The Planning Moment: Histories of Colonial & Post-Colonial Planning. Co-edited by Emily Brownell, Sarah van Beurden, Helen Verran, Sarah Blacker, Martina Schleunder, and Anindita Nag (Fordham University Press, forthcoming).
Landscape, Environments and Technology in Colonial and Post-Colonial Africa. Co-edited by Emily Brownell and Toyin Falola (Routledge African Studies Series, 2012).
Africa, Empire and Globalization: Essays in Honor of A.G. Hopkins. Edited by Toyin Falola and Emily Brownell (Durham: Carolina Academic Press, 2011).
Published Articles & Chapters
“Reterritorializing the Future: Writing Environmental Histories of the Oil Crisis from Tanzania,” Environmental History 27(4) 2022. https://doi.org/10.1086/721149
- Winner of the 2022 Leopold-Hidy Award for best article in Environmental History.
“Scholarly Review Essay: An African Anthropocene,” African Studies Review 65(3): 743-754. https://doi.org/10.1017/asr.2022.14
“From Crisis to Context: Reviewing the Future of Sustainable Charcoal in Africa,” Energy Research and Social Science 87 (2022), with Adam Branch et al. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2021.102457
“Better Shelter” in Boxes: A Field Guide, ed. by Susann Bauer, Maria Rentetzi, and Martina Schleunder (Mattering Press, 2020).
- Translated into German and reprinted in Model Hütte, ed. Karin Krauthausen.
Comment on Jacob Doherty, “Maintenance Space: The Political Authority of Garbage in Kampala, Uganda.” Current Anthropology 60(1) 2019.
“Growing Hungry: The politics of food distribution and the shifting boundaries between urban and rural in Dar es Salaam” Global Environment: A Journal of History and Natural and Social Sciences, Issue 9.1, 2016
“Seeing Dirt in Dar es Salaam: Urban Citizenship and Waste in a Postcolonial Tanzania” in The Art of Citizenship in African Cities. ed. Mamadou Diof and Rosalind Fredericks (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).
“Cropped Out: Considering environmental history through my car window” in The Appendix: A New Journal of Narrative and Experimental History. Issue 1.4 October, 2013
“International Trash and the Politics of Poverty: Conceptualizing the Transnational Waste Trade” in Nation-States and the Global Environment, coedited by Mark Lawrence, Erika Bsumek and David Kinkela (Oxford University Press, 2013).
“Negotiating the New Economic Order of Waste” Environmental History 16 (April 2011): 262-289.
Forthcoming Articles and Chapters
“Entanglements of (Post)Colonial Planning,” with S. van Beurden et al., in The Planning Moment, eds. Brownell et al. (Fordham University Press, forthcoming).
“Charcoal,” in The Planning Moment: Histories of Colonial and Post-Colonial Planning from the 19th Century to the Present, eds. Emily Brownell, Sarah van Beurden, Helen Verran, Sarah Blacker, Martina Schleunder, & Anindita Nag (Fordham University Press, forthcoming).
“Scarcity” in The Social Properties of Concrete, eds. Eli Elinoff and Kali Rubaii (Punctum Press, forthcoming).
“Challenging Archives: Using Landscapes to Write Histories of Technology” with Thomas Thondlana, in Cambridge History of Technology Vol. 1, eds Dagmar Schaefer and Francesca Bray (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)