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
The Quest for a Unitary State and the Rise of Subnationalism in Cameroon Victor Tebid Governance, Political Science, Public Policy Cameroon Dissertation 2009
Structures & Policies Influencing Health Care Utilization in Poor Urban Areas: Case of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria in Nairobi - Kenya Wilson Gachiri Health / Medicine, HIV/AIDS, Public Policy Kenya Dissertation 2009
Representation of Nigerian Women in Nollywood Films Naomi Brock Cinema, Communications and Media, Gender Studies Nigeria Thesis 2009
Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Women in Rwanda Reggy Anyango Conflict Resolution, Gender Studies, Sociology Rwanda Dissertation 2009
People's Poet:  Mzwakhe Mbuli and the Power of the Poet in the Liberation Struggle and in the "New" South Africa Sheba Kane Lo Literature South Africa Dissertation 2009
Nkrumah, Kente and African Philosophy: Political Thought and Development in Ghana Angela Mills Culture, Development, Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology Ghana Thesis 2009
Music and Liberation War During the Biafran War (1967-1970) Chioma Oruh Conflict Resolution, Governance, Music, Political Science Nigeria Thesis 2009
Discourse on Regional Integration in Africa: Towards a Pan African Theory of Authentic Development Gervais Gnaka Development, Economics, Pan-Africanism, Public Policy Dissertation 2009
Contextualizing Womanism: Representations of Black Women in the Plays of Athol Fugard and Zakes Mda Kari Miller Gender Studies, Literature South Africa Dissertation 2009
Assertions of Agency & Distributive Justice in Communication from the New World Information Order to Globalization: Has a Model Emerged for Africa's Development Sandra Rattley Communications and Media, Development, Foreign Policy, Globalization, Political Science, Technology Thesis 2009
The Feminization of Sustainable Development: Effective Participation of Women in Achieving Food Security in Ghana – A Case Study of Greater Rural Accra Nana Aba Kweiba Sam Development, Economics, Food Security, Gender Studies, Humanitarianism, NGOs / International / Intergovernmental Organizations Ghana Dissertation 2008
The Farmers In Ogoni-Oil land Patrick Soporochukwu Agriculture, Energy Nigeria Dissertation 2008
Gender and Ethnic Disparities in Liberian Education System Meaghan Wilson Education, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology, Youth Liberia Thesis 2008
Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Assessing Peace Agreements, from the Lusaka Peace Accord to the Dar es Salaam Declaration 1999-2008 Miranda Miims Conflict Resolution, Foreign Policy, Governance, Political Science Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of The Congo, Namibia, Rwanda, Sudan, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe Thesis 2008
Bottoms Up: An African Experience in Microfinance and Gender in Mali Atia Byll-Cataria Economics, Gender Studies Mali Dissertation 2008
A Culture of Resistance: Student Activism at the University of Fort Hare, South Africa, 1970-1994 Rico Chapman Education, History, Sociology, Youth South Africa Dissertation 2008
The War on Terror in the Horn of Africa: Human Security Matters Adrian Taylor Human Security, Terrorism Dissertation 2007
The Regional Dimensions of Ethiopia’s Economic and Social Development with Special Reference to the Nile Debay Tadesse Development, Economics, Sociology Ethiopia Dissertation 2007
The Impact of Human Security on the Feminization of HIV / AIDS in Ethiopia Sophia Nur Gender Studies, HIV/AIDS, Human Security Ethiopia Thesis 2007
Non-governmental Organizations and United Nations Imani M. Cheers Foreign Policy, NGOs / International / Intergovernmental Organizations, Political Science Thesis 2007