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
Migration as a Strategy of “Authentic” Development? The Case of Senegal Jau-Yon Chen Development, Immigration / Migration, International Relations Senegal Dissertation 2014
Mobilizing Diaspora: The Universal Ethiopian Students’ Association, 1927-1948 TaKeia N. Anthony Diaspora, Education, History, Youth Ethiopia Dissertation 2014
Nigeria’s Africa Policy and Regional Security: A Case Study of Nigeria’s Contributions to ECOMOG Peace Support Operations in Liberia, 1990-1999 Felix Firima Barikor Foreign Policy, International Relations, Political Science Liberia, Nigeria Dissertation 2014
Social Change and the Crises of Religious Politics in Africa: A Critical Review of Christian-Muslim Relations in Nigeria Jude Chinweuba Asike Political Science, Religion / Theology, Sociology Nigeria Dissertation 2014
South-South Cooperation: The Role of Brazilian Investments in Mozambique's Agricultural Transformation Wheeler R. Winstead Agriculture Brazil, Mozambique Dissertation 2014
Zanzibari Women in Local Social Entrepreneurship: A Participatory Social Learning Approach to Community Sustainability Ronya Foy Connor Gender Studies, Social Work Tanzania Dissertation 2014
Back on the Map - Framing Images, Realities, & Visions of the African World: The Role of Media in Recurring Definitions of Haiti & The Democratic Republic of Congo Sophia Vilceus Communications and Media Democratic Republic of The Congo, Haiti Thesis 2013
Communication in Culture and Society: Origin, Evolution, Challenge and Achievement in Senegalese Publishing Elana Denise Anderson Communications and Media, Culture Senegal Dissertation 2013
From Lancaster House Through Crisis’: A Critical Analysis of Post-Conflict Zimbabwe From 1979 to 2009 Chandiwana Sithole History, Political Science Zimbabwe Dissertation 2013
Hip Hop and Politics in Dakar, Senegal Ania Ueno (formerly Ania Bassene) Governance, Music, Oral Tradition, Political Science, Youth Senegal Thesis 2013
Language Policy in South Africa (1994-2010) Jennifer Queen Language South Africa Thesis 2013
Mental Illness and Diagnosis in South Africa and Nigeria: A study of History, Culture and Spiritually Theon Gruber Culture, Health / Medicine, History Nigeria, South Africa Thesis 2013
Physical and Chemical Characterization of Airborne Saharan Dust Aerosols During the Aerosol and Ocean Science Expeditions (AEROSE) Esther Bassey Effiong Chemistry Dissertation 2013
Politics of Ethnicity, Region and Religion in Post Houphouët-Boigny Côte D’Ivoire Balla Mohamed Keita Ethnic and Racial Studies, Political Science, Religion / Theology Cote D’ivoire Dissertation 2013
Structure and Evolution of Developing and Non-developing African Easterly Waves During National Aeronautics and Space Administration African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses (NAMMA) Nelsie A. Ramos Atmospheric Sciences Dissertation 2013
The United States of America’s Strategic Policy Goals in Sub-Saharan Africa: Beyond Humanitarianism and Development Assistance Loralie Noutong Oyelowo Development, Foreign Policy, Humanitarianism, Political Science United States Dissertation 2013
“Izingoma zo Mzabalazo” Esiqithini! Role of Songs in the African Liberation Struggle of South Africa, 1960-1991, A Culture History of Robben Island Neo Lawrence Ramoupi Culture, History, Music South Africa Dissertation 2013
(Re)Writing Africa: Thomas Narven Lewis and the Politics of Indigenous Language in Liberia, 1870-1933 Melvin Kadiri Barrolle History, Language Liberia Dissertation 2012
Challenges for Internally Displaced and Refugee Women in Gaining Access to Land for Food Security and Production in Post-Civil War Sierra Leone (2002-2011) Bathsheba Bryant Agriculture, Food Security, Gender Studies, Land Tenure Sierra Leone Thesis 2012
China’s Public Diplomacy in Kenya: The Case of Chinese Language and Cultural Programs at the University of Nairobi Confucius Institute Anita C. Wheeler International Relations, Language, Political Science China, Kenya Dissertation 2012