Curriculum Vitae


2009 – 2014
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Law, Centre for Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town South Africa.
Thesis: New Architectures of Governance: Transnational Private Actors, Enrolment Strategies and the Security Governance of Sports mega events
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Clifford Shearing

2008 – 2009
Master of Laws, University of Cape Town
Thesis: ‘From Litigation to Arbitration: Promoting Commercial Arbitration Through Harmonisation in the East African Community’
Supervisor: Dr. Thalia Kruger

1997/8 – 2003
Bachelor of Laws, Makerere University Kampala

Professional Activities

02/2020 – present
Senior Research Fellow, Department 'Law & Anthropology', Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale

06/2015 – present
Honorary Research Fellow, Global Risk Governance Program, Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

02/2019 – 01/2020
Teaching Assistant, Institut fuer Sozialanthropologie und Empirische Kulturwissenschaft University of Zurich, Switzerland

02/2017 – 01/2019
Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Halle/Saale

01/2016 – 03/2016
Visiting Fellow, Global Governance Unit, WZB Berlin Social Science Centre

Presentation at Conferences and Workshops

February 2020
Paper: “Negotiating Access and methodological challenges: Conducting ethnographic research in a Ugandan Refugee Settlement: How does the Law Assess, Address, Shape and Produce the Vulnerabilities of Protection Seekers?”, Workshop: “Vulnerabilities Under the Global Protection Regime” Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Department ‘Law and Anthropology’, Germany (19-20 February 2020).

February 2019
Paper: “Law and Anthropology: Ethnographic Research in a Refugee Camp”, Lecture Series: “Empirical Research Methods”, Faculty of Law, University of Antwerp Belgium (19 February 2019).

February 2019
Paper: “Family Relations in international refugee dilemmas” Lecture Series: “International Private Law”, Faculty of Law, University of Antwerp, Belgium (20 February 2019)

February 2019
Paper: “On personhood, gender dynamics and identity in a refugee settlement: the case of South Western Uganda”, Lecture Series: “Law of Persons and Family Law”, Faculty of Law, University of Antwerp, Belgium (21 February 2019).

February 2019
Paper: Challenges of Implementing Resettlement Programmes: Observations from the field”, Lecture Series: Faculty of Law, Antwerp University Belgium (22 February 2019).

September 2018
Paper: ‘Aid Workers as the New Police? Plural Policing in a Humanitarian Setting, ‘Policing at the Edge’ Roundtable, University of Glasgow, Scotland (28 September 2018).

June 2018
Paper: “The Politics of Accusation Amidst Conditions of Precarity in the Nakivale Resettlement Camp” Workshop: ‘Envy and Greed’, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom (4-5 June 2018).

June 2018
Paper: “The moral dimensions of the political economy and economic life in a humanitarian setting: a case study of Nakivale Refugee Settlement, Uganda”. Workshop: “The moral dimensions of economic life in Africa”, The Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden (14-15 June 2018).

May 2018
Paper: “Challenges of Implementing Resettlement Programmes: Observations from the field”, Workshop: “Humanitarian visas and the external dimensions of the EU migration and asylum policy”, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Department ‘Law and Anthropology’, Germany (May 17- 18 2018).

January  2018
Paper: “ ‘Anywhere is better than here’: On Security, Conflict and the Challenges of Integrating in Nakivale Refugee Settlement”, Departmental colloquium, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology Department ‘Integration and Conflict’, Germany (January 10 2018).

June 2017
Paper: “Legal Pluralism, Private Rules and the Security Governance of  Mega Events”, Law After Lunch Lecture Series, Faculty of Law Martin-Luther-Universität Halle Wittenberg, Germany (8 June 2017).

April 2017
Paper: “Can non-State actors make, implement and enforce law? ” Guest lecture, Faculty of Law, University of Antwerp, Belgium (19 April, 2017). 

November 2012
Paper: “A Nodal Approach to a Global Problem: Tackling Sports Corruption through Collaborative Security Architectures”, “Interpol Global Academic Experts Meeting for Integrity in Sport”, Singapore (28-29 November 2012). 

November 2011
Paper: “The New Global Governance: A Case Study of the Governance of Mega Events”, 3rd International Workshop: on ‘Transnational Dimensions of Global Governance’ Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (23-25 November 2011).

April 2011
Paper: “Floating Sovereignties and the Politics of Governance in the New World Order”, “The Fifth International Graduate Legal Research Conference”, King’s College London School of Law United Kingdom (7-8 April 2011).

September 2011
Paper: ‘Space and the City’: Negotiating Place and Identity through Mega Event Spaces of the 2010 World Cup in Cape Town, Conference: “South African Cities Studies Conference, African Centre for Cities”, University of Cape Town (7-9 September 2011).

August 2011
Paper: “Security Governance Innovations: the effects of FIFA’s Governance on the Policing of the 2010 World Cup”, Conference: “16th World Congress of the International Society for Criminology”, Kobe, Japan (5-9 August 2011).

December 2010
Paper: “Innovations in the governance of Security: Lessons from 2010 Soccer World Cup. Towards a Coherent Strategy for Crime Reduction in South Africa Beyond 2010”, Conference: Institute for Security Studies Johannesburg, South Africa (1-2 December 2010). 

September 2011
Paper: ‘Governance in the Mega event Network: The Politics of Ordering the 2010 World Cup’, Conference: “Jubilee Congress of the Commission on Legal Pluralism”, Faculty of Law University of Cape Town (8-11 September 2011).

June 2010
Paper: ‘2010 and The Loss of South Africa’s Constitutional Sovereignty: The Politics of FIFA’, Panel: ‘2010 Think! Fest” Grahamstown, South Africa (20 June-4 July 2010).


Lusoga: Native speaker
Luganda: Native speaker
English: Fluent
German: Advanced

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