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 ascending Name Area of study Country Type Year
Unraveling the Influence of Media: Skin Color Preferences in Youth of African Descent Renee A. Davis Ethnic and Racial Studies United States Dissertation 2019
Three Essays in International and Development Economics Majed Sulaiman Almozaini Economics Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Liberia, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela Dissertation 2019
The Global and Regional Impact of Climate Change and Migration on Food Security and Development: A Case Study of Northern Ghana Abdul-Gafaru Tahiru Atmospheric Sciences, Development, Environmental Studies, Food Security, Globalization Ghana Dissertation 2019
The Effect of Unemployment on Black Youth in Gauteng, South Africa Corey William Holmes Education, Public Policy, Sociology, Youth South Africa Dissertation 2019
The Disregarded Lens: The Marginalization of Black Women in Cinema, a Look at Ghana and the United States Shannon Sherri Warren Cinema, Diaspora, Gender Studies Ghana, United States Dissertation 2019
Steve Biko: The Radical Gospel of Black Consciousness Traci Deneen Wyatt Apartheid / Post-Apartheid, History, Religion / Theology South Africa Dissertation 2019
Religion, Peacebuilding and Human Security in Africa: A Case Study of Jos Plateau State Nigeria Canice Chinyeaka Enyiaka Human Security, Religion / Theology, Violence Nigeria Dissertation 2019
Religion in the African Public Square: Examining the Role of Religion in African Women’s Reproductive Rights Lakeisha Raquel Harrison Gender Studies, Health / Medicine, Human Rights, Religion / Theology, Sociology South Africa Dissertation 2019
Radiative Forcing Properties of Aging Saharan Dust Plumes Entering the Tropical Atlantic Daniel Everett Yeager Atmospheric Sciences Dissertation 2019
Ethiopian and African-American Relations and the Role of Ethiopianism within the Pan African movement Kamau Grimes Pan-Africanism, Sociology Ethiopia, United States Thesis 2019
Development Strategies and Adversities: An Examination of Electronic Waste in Ghana Janet Jessica Imobisa Environmental Studies, Technology Ghana Thesis 2019
Currulao or Bambuco Viejo: African Creativity and Resistance on the Pacific Coast of Colombia Verny H. Varela Ruiz Culture, Diaspora Colombia Dissertation 2019
Claudia and Assata: Historicizing Africana Women Literature and the Black Radical Tradition Kimberly Ferren Monroe Diaspora, Gender Studies, History, Literature, Pan-Africanism Dissertation 2019
African Union, Peace and Security Structure: Implications for the Horn of Africa and Nigeria Samson Olanipekun Global Security, Governance, Human Security, International Relations, NGOs / International / Intergovernmental Organizations, Political Science Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Somalia Thesis 2019
“An Analysis of Women’s Participation: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa Tasha Reid Hippolyte Conflict Resolution, Gender Studies, Sociology South Africa Dissertation 2018
Zimbabwe’s Land and Resettlement Program: Assessing the Public Policy Impact on the Economy Crystal Biobelemoye Oluwadamilare Economics, Land Tenure, Public Policy Zimbabwe Thesis 2018
The Making of American Islam and the Emergence of Western Islamic Intellectual Thought to Counter Violent Extremism: A Case Study of American Muslim Revivalist Imam W.D. Mohammed Herbert Muhammad Fraser Abdur Rahim Religion / Theology United States Dissertation 2018
The Globalization and Foreignization of Indigenous Landscapes: Gender, Agrofuels and Ecological Transformation Among Dagomba Communities of the Northern Savannah of Ghana, 2004-2017 Bathsheba Felice Bryant-Tarpeh Culture, Environmental Studies, Foreign Policy, Gender Studies, Globalization Ghana Dissertation 2018
The Climate Change Impact on Crop Yield in Sub-Saharan African Countries Production Function Approach Mohamed M. Eltayeb Agriculture, Economics, Environmental Studies Dissertation 2018
South African Women in Art: Women’s Needlework Cooperatives as Income Generating Enterprise Genira N. Nelson Economics, Fine Arts, Gender Studies South Africa Dissertation 2018