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
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
Gender Inequality in the Process of Public Governance: The Case of the Senegalese Parliament Anta Sane Gender Studies, Governance, Political Science Senegal 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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
Physical and Chemical Characterization of Airborne Saharan Dust Aerosols During the Aerosol and Ocean Science Expeditions (AEROSE) Esther Bassey Effiong Chemistry Dissertation 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
Language Policy in South Africa (1994-2010) Jennifer Queen Language South Africa Thesis 2013
Hip Hop and Politics in Dakar, Senegal Ania Ueno (formerly Ania Bassene) Governance, Music, Oral Tradition, Political Science, Youth Senegal Thesis 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
Communication in Culture and Society: Origin, Evolution, Challenge and Achievement in Senegalese Publishing Elana Denise Anderson Communications and Media, Culture Senegal Dissertation 2013
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
The State and Conflicts in The Democratic Republic of the Congo Christopher Taylor Conflict Resolution, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Governance, Political Science, Public Policy Democratic Republic of The Congo Thesis 2012
The Social Implications of Sub-Saharan Financial Markets: Case Analysis From the Nairobi and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges Curtis E. Kidd III Economics, Public Policy Kenya, South Africa Dissertation 2012
The Ethiopian Diaspora and United States Foreign Policy Towards Ethiopia Mesfin Endrias Hailegebriel Diaspora, Foreign Policy, International Relations Ethiopia, United States Dissertation 2012