Africa-Related Dissertations Database

The Africa-Related Dissertations Database is a resource that represents various areas of Africa-Related expertise developed by Howard University graduate students. It provides information about Africa-Related dissertations and theses completed at Howard University. The database is searchable by area of study, country, type or year. You can also search using any keyword or name in the "Search" field.

Most of the dissertations and theses below are available on ProQuest ( Most universities, including Howard University, have ProQuest subscriptions so that students, faculty and other personnel have complimentary access when logged into their university account.

Titlesort descending Name Area of study Country Type Year
Portuguese, Creole or Both: The Problematic of Language Choice in the Republic of Guinea- Bissau. The Social, Political and Economic Implications of Language Choice Myrna Handem Economics, Education, Language, Political Science, Public Policy Guinea-bissau Dissertation 2015
Regional Integration in West Africa: An Analysis of the Mano River Union, With a Focus on Sierra Leone Falla Dominic Lamin Economics, Foreign Policy, Political Science, Public Policy Cote D’ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone Dissertation 2015
Relationship Management of the ‘Brain Circulation’ Phenomenon: The Case of the Ugandan Government and Its Ugandan Diaspora in the United States Stella-Monica Nalugwa Mpande Communications and Media, Diaspora, Governance, International Relations Uganda, United States Dissertation 2015
Sustainable Rural Development and Forestry in Uganda: A Systematic Analysis of Grassroots Participation in Kibale National Park Management Lydia Kakwera Levy Governance, Public Policy Uganda Dissertation 2015
The Clash of the Titans: Augustine Ngom Jua, Solomon Tandeng Muna, and Politics of Transition in Post-Colonial Anglophone Cameroon, 1961-1972 Womai Ignatius Song Colonialism / Decolonization / Post-Colonialism, Governance, History, Political Science Cameroon Dissertation 2015
The Evolution of Catholic Education and Governance in Nigeria, 1960-2010 Eucharia O. Madueke Education, Governance, Public Policy, Religion / Theology, Youth Nigeria Dissertation 2015
The Non-Western Female Consumer: A Look at Confidence, Culture Conflict, Communication Clashes and Western Corporation Computer-Mediated Communication Platforms Chizoma Celestina Nosiri Communications and Media, Culture, Gender Studies, International Relations China, India, Nigeria Dissertation 2015
Through the Lenses of the Ghanaian Immigrant Community in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area: An Exploration of Identities and Cultures Juone Latette Darko Culture, Diaspora, Immigration / Migration Ghana, United States Dissertation 2015
Weapons of the Weak and African Politics Protests and Resistance in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria Ifunanya Cynthia Nwokedi Governance, Political Science, Public Policy Nigeria Dissertation 2015
Black Female Entrepreneurs in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Achieving Female Economic Empowerment in the Formal and Informal Sectors Aamira Chaney Apartheid / Post-Apartheid, Economics, Gender Studies South Africa Dissertation 2014
Complex Causality Between Transportation and Human Security: A Special Focus on the City of Douala, Cameroon Stéphanie Laura Mbella Mouéllè Human Security Cameroon Dissertation 2014
Encounters, Identities, and Religious Struggle: The Roots of the Revival Churches of the Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Congos George Imongo Kintiba History, Religion / Theology Democratic Republic of The Congo, Republic of The Congo Dissertation 2014
Ethnic and Transnational Identities in the Diaspora: A Phenomenological Study of Second-Generation Igbo-American Young Adults Uchenna A. Onuzulike Communications and Media, Culture, Diaspora, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Youth Nigeria Dissertation 2014
Gender Inequality in the Process of Public Governance: The Case of the Senegalese Parliament Anta Sane Gender Studies, Governance, Political Science Senegal Dissertation 2014
Ghana’s Black Gold Rush: Analyzing the Effects of Globalization, Political Leadership, and Insecurity on Development and Unemployment From Independence to Present, Ghana’s Oil Era Monique Alicia Gamble Energy, Globalization, International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy Ghana Dissertation 2014
Healing Narratives and Treatment Approaches in HIV/AIDS Prevention and Management in the Republic of Chad Laounodji Mbairessem Communications and Media, Culture, Health / Medicine, HIV/AIDS, International Relations Chad Dissertation 2014
International Migration of Igbo Women to the United States, 1995-2012: Brain Drain/Brain Gain or Brain Circulation Sussie Uzoamaka E. Aham Okoro Gender Studies, Immigration / Migration, Public Policy Nigeria, United States Dissertation 2014
Investigating an Automated Method to Explore Mesoscale Convective Complexes in West Africa Kim Dionne Whitehall Atmospheric Sciences Dissertation 2014
Lawyering Against Apartheid: The Southern Africa Project of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, 1967-1994 Myra Ann Houser Apartheid / Post-Apartheid, History, Law South Africa Dissertation 2014
Meaningful Involvement of People Living With HIV/AIDS in Tanzania’s Structural Approaches to HIV/AIDS Prevention Stephanie J. Stines Health / Medicine, HIV/AIDS, Public Policy Tanzania Dissertation 2014