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
Policy and Implementation: The Case of Maternal Mortality in Kenya Norah Langat Gender Studies, Health / Medicine Kenya Thesis 2012
Oil: Lessons from Comparative Perspectives for Ghana Maame Frema Osei Boakye Energy, Political Science Ghana Thesis 2012
Non-Governmental Organizations and the Social Constructions of Africa: A Nigerian Case Study David Olusegun Olanipekun Communications and Media, NGOs / International / Intergovernmental Organizations, Sociology Nigeria Dissertation 2012
Intra-Repair: A Pan African Concept and Mechanism to Eliminate Racism & Facilitate Racial Healing Through Reparations Gregory Hay Ethnic and Racial Studies, Pan-Africanism Thesis 2012
Harder than de Rock: The Contribution of Social Role to the Resilience of Youth in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone Julie Guyot-Diangone Social Work, Sociology, Youth Sierra Leone Dissertation 2012
Education and Pan-Africanism: A Case Study of Ghana, 1957-1966 Mjiba Frehiwot Education, History, Pan-Africanism, Youth Ghana Dissertation 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
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
(Re)Writing Africa: Thomas Narven Lewis and the Politics of Indigenous Language in Liberia, 1870-1933 Melvin Kadiri Barrolle History, Language Liberia Dissertation 2012
Understanding Men’s Interference in Women’s Empowerment and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Nigeria: A Gender Comparison Annie N. Duru Communications and Media, Culture, Gender Studies, NGOs / International / Intergovernmental Organizations Nigeria Dissertation 2011
Toward a Successful Plan for Educational Technology for Low-Income Communities: A Formative Evaluation of One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Projects in Nigeria and Ghana Bellarmine Anthonia Ezumah Communications and Media, Education, Technology, Youth Ghana, Nigeria Dissertation 2011
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: The Gold Coast, the Asante and the Era of Illegal Slave Trading, 1807-1874 Jarvis Lamar Hargrove History, Slavery Ghana Dissertation 2011
The Long Term Impact of French Colonial Administration on Haiti and Guinea Factors that Affect the Unmet Potential of Haiti & Guinea Gessie Belizaire Colonialism / Decolonization / Post-Colonialism, Foreign Policy, Governance, Political Science Guinea, Haiti Thesis 2011
The Cultural Geography of Insecurity in the African Great Lakes Region: Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo Lonzen Rugira Conflict Resolution, Culture, Geography, Political Science Burundi, Democratic Republic of The Congo, Rwanda Dissertation 2011
Suffering in Silence? Intrapersonal Communication Regarding Female Empowerment and Healthcare Access for Breast Cancer Screening in Cape Town, South Africa Jennifer J. Jones Communications and Media, Culture, Gender Studies, Health / Medicine South Africa Dissertation 2011
Projecting Nation? Cinema and the Creation of a National Identity in Post-Apartheid South Africa Cara Moyer-Duncan Apartheid / Post-Apartheid, Cinema South Africa Dissertation 2011
Oil As a Resource Blessing for Ghana's Sustainable Development: Drawing Lessons from Nigeria's Experience in Oil Exploration & Investment Deniece Yeboah Development, Economics, Energy, International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy Ghana, Nigeria Thesis 2011
Humanitarian Development in Zimbabwe, 1995-2005 Bruce Ormond Grant Development, Humanitarianism Zimbabwe Dissertation 2011
Human Security, Women's Rights & Citizenship: Assessing the Role of Women in African Development Tracy Keyser Development, Gender Studies, Human Security Thesis 2011
Governance & Democratic Transition in Africa: Understanding "Ivoirite" and Ethnicity Challenges to Citizenship & Nation-Building in Cote d'Ivoire Salia Zouande Ethnic and Racial Studies, Governance, Political Science, Public Policy Cote D’ivoire Thesis 2011