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
Human Security and Grassroots Development: Case Studies from Kenya and Ethiopia Fikre Debela Development, Human Security Ethiopia, Kenya Thesis 2015
Governance and Growth in Nigeria: Examining the Competing Bilateral Economic Relationships Among Nigeria, China and the United States, 2001-2011 Saidat Olaide Ilo Economics, Foreign Policy, Governance, International Relations, Political Science China, Nigeria, United States Dissertation 2015
Globalization, Growth, and Economic Convergence in Sub Saharan Africa Belinda Priscille Mambo Economics, Globalization Dissertation 2015
Determinants of Effective Development Aid in Africa: Examining the Impact of International Assistance in Rwanda Shirley Pierre Development, Humanitarianism, International Relations, NGOs / International / Intergovernmental Organizations Rwanda Thesis 2015
Deregulation Policy and Competition in Nigeria’s Telecoms Industry Onochie Jude Dieli Communications and Media, Economics Nigeria Dissertation 2015
Characterization of the Relationship Between West African Jet Streams and El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO): Implications on Lake Chad Level Variability Churchill Obinna Okonkwo Atmospheric Sciences Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria Dissertation 2015
Afro-Islamic Philosophy, Black Liberation and the Intellectual Efforts of Blacks to lead Meaningful Lives in American Society Jasmine Underwood Religion / Theology, Sociology United States Thesis 2015
A Historical Materialist Analysis of Transnational Capitalism and Shifts in Poverty and HIV Prevalence Among Women in Uganda, 1983-2013 Sabrina Lynn Smiley Gender Studies, Health / Medicine, History, HIV/AIDS, Sociology Uganda Dissertation 2015
A Case Study on Poverty and Inequality in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Examining Government Policy and Practices, 1994-2012 Sechaba Khoapa Apartheid / Post-Apartheid, Economics, Governance, Political Science, Public Policy South Africa Dissertation 2015
Zanzibari Women in Local Social Entrepreneurship: A Participatory Social Learning Approach to Community Sustainability Ronya Foy Connor Gender Studies, Social Work Tanzania Dissertation 2014
South-South Cooperation: The Role of Brazilian Investments in Mozambique's Agricultural Transformation Wheeler R. Winstead Agriculture Brazil, Mozambique 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
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
Mobilizing Diaspora: The Universal Ethiopian Students’ Association, 1927-1948 TaKeia N. Anthony Diaspora, Education, History, Youth Ethiopia Dissertation 2014
Migration as a Strategy of “Authentic” Development? The Case of Senegal Jau-Yon Chen Development, Immigration / Migration, International Relations Senegal 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
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
Investigating an Automated Method to Explore Mesoscale Convective Complexes in West Africa Kim Dionne Whitehall Atmospheric Sciences 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
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