William Monteith is a lecturer at the School of Geography at Queen Mary University of London, where he holds a course entitled ‘Urbanisation and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa’. An interdisciplinary social scientist by training, he has a BSc in geography and a MA in politics from Newcastle University, and a PhD from the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia. Monteith has been conducting ethnographic research in Kampala’s market places over the past five years. He is currently working with the Urban Action Lab at Makerere University, in Kampala, on a project – funded by the UK’s Department of International Development (DFID) – mapping the activities and experiences of refugees in urban markets in Kampala.