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
“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
The Economic Integration of Trade Policy in South Africa: A Case Study of Ethekwini Nichelle Sylvette Williams Commerce / Trade, Economics, Foreign Policy, International Relations, Political Science South Africa Dissertation 2012
The Challenges of Implementation to Achieve Universal Primary Education in Post-Conflict Societies: Historical Analysis of the Ugandan Experience Loy Azalia Education, History, Youth Uganda Thesis 2012
The African Masking Process: Re-Interpreting Mask and Mas’ in Six Anglophone Texts Kela Nnarka Francis Literature Dissertation 2012
State Breakdown and the Rise of Somaliland, Puntland and Somalia: Understanding the Organizing Principles and Dynamics of Nationhood Yohannes Haile Conflict Resolution, Governance, International Relations, Law, Political Science Somalia Dissertation 2012
Secret Societies and Other Mutual Aid Societies: A Triangular Investigation of Africa, the West Indies and the United States of America, 1775-1950 Ronald Courtney Noel History, Sociology United States Dissertation 2012
Post-Colonial Africa: Confronting the Social and Cultural Challenges of Globalization Gamby Camara Colonialism / Decolonization / Post-Colonialism, Culture, Globalization, Sociology Thesis 2012