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.

Title Name Area of study Country Typesort descending Year
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
Representation of Nigerian Women in Nollywood Films Naomi Brock Cinema, Communications and Media, Gender Studies Nigeria Thesis 2009
Music and Liberation War During the Biafran War (1967-1970) Chioma Oruh Conflict Resolution, Governance, Music, Political Science Nigeria Thesis 2009
Nkrumah, Kente and African Philosophy: Political Thought and Development in Ghana Angela Mills Culture, Development, Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology Ghana Thesis 2009
The Farmers In Ogoni-Oil land Patrick Soporochukwu Agriculture, Energy Nigeria Dissertation 2008
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
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
Bottoms Up: An African Experience in Microfinance and Gender in Mali Atia Byll-Cataria Economics, Gender Studies Mali Dissertation 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
Gender and Ethnic Disparities in Liberian Education System Meaghan Wilson Education, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology, Youth Liberia Thesis 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
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
Non-governmental Organizations and United Nations Imani M. Cheers Foreign Policy, NGOs / International / Intergovernmental Organizations, Political Science Thesis 2007
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
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
Protest and Resistance in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 1976-1990 Paul Pressley History, Human Rights, Political Science South Africa 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
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