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
An Analysis of Resistance to Female Circumcision Legislation in Africa: A Focus on Ethnic Groups in West Africa & East Africa Evelyn Sallah Ethnic and Racial Studies, Gender Studies, Health / Medicine, Law Thesis 2007
Wolof Market Women of Senegal: African Women in National Development La Bae Daniels Development, Gender Studies Senegal Thesis 2006
William Henry Sheppard: Pioneer African-American Presbyterian Missionary, Human Rights Defender, and Collector of African Art, 1865-1927 Wallace Short Art History, Fine Arts, Human Rights, Religion / Theology Dissertation 2006
Towards Economic Development in the Kingdom of Lesotho: A Case Study of Women’s Participation in National Development Janice McCain Development, Economics, Gender Studies Lesotho Dissertation 2006
The Role of Land Ownership in Localized Conflicts Between Bete and Burkinabe Households in the Central Western Forest Regions of Côte d’Ivoire Joshua Strozeski Conflict Resolution, Land Tenure Cote D’ivoire Dissertation 2006
The Impact of African Immigration on Pan African Relations and Black Identity in the United States Msia Clark Immigration / Migration, Pan-Africanism United States Dissertation 2006
Protest and Resistance in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 1976-1990 Paul Pressley History, Human Rights, Political Science South Africa Dissertation 2006
An Analysis of Black Power and Black Consciousness Philosophies and the Use of Christian Religion as a Tool for Empowerment and Social Protest Daryl Howard Philosophy, Religion / Theology South Africa, United States Dissertation 2006
The Role of Traditional Authority in Conflict Resolution within the ECOWAS Community the case of Ghana Muthoni Kamuyu Conflict Resolution, Culture, Governance, Sociology Ghana Thesis 2005
Network Density: Assessing the Prospects for Progress-Oriented Development in the Informal Economy and Regional Integration Grace Herrle Development, Economics Thesis 2005
Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Influencing Risk for HIV/AIDS a Study of Men in Lilongwe Malawi Wongani Mhango Gender Studies, Health / Medicine, HIV/AIDS, Sociology Malawi Thesis 2005
An Introduction to Malinke Historiography Nubia Kai Al-Nura Salaam History Dissertation 2005
Traditional Processes of Peace-Making in War-Torn Societies: Situating the New Relevance of Paramount Chieftaincy in Engendering Sustainable Peace Among the Mende of Sierra Leone Hindowa Momoh Conflict Resolution Sierra Leone Dissertation 2004
The State, Development, and the Role of Local Economic Systems in Southern Africa: A Comparative Study of Mozambique and Botswana Laudemiro Francisco Development, Economics, Governance, Political Science Botswana, Mozambique Dissertation 2004
The Ndebele of South Africa and their Intellectual Property Rights Lucy Josey South Africa Dissertation 2004
The Distribution of Socio-Economic Resources and Political Power in Ethiopia, 1955-2000 Kassahun Woldemariam Economics, Political Science, Sociology Ethiopia Dissertation 2004
Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) and Liberian Society: 1970-2000 Puchu Bernard NGOs / International / Intergovernmental Organizations Liberia Dissertation 2004
In Search of the Holistic Development Paradigm in sub-Saharan Africa Crispin Hagen Development Dissertation 2004
HIV/AIDS, Visual Artistic Expression and Traditional Crafts in Southern Africa Erness Hill Fine Arts, HIV/AIDS Dissertation 2004
Dimensions of Conflicts Under President Moi in Kenya Bente Brandt Conflict Resolution, Governance, Political Science Kenya Thesis 2004