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 descending Name Area of study Country Type Year
Emancipating Black: Black/Afrikan/Quare/Trans* (In)visibility Liberation Aesthetics and Praxis in Contemporary African and Diaspora Art Ashley D. Lynch Fine Arts Dissertation 2018
From Djembe to WhatsApp: Understanding the Adoption Factors, Uses and Benefits of WhatsApp by Healthcare Providers in Cameroon Jean-Louis Philémon Ntang-Beb Communications and Media, Health / Medicine Cameroon Dissertation 2018
Johannesburg: Nationalism, Architecture, National Identity and Law, 1910-1948 Lindokuhle Mnyandu Culture, Development, Law, Political Science South Africa Dissertation 2018
Leadership in African Public Policy: A Comparative Study of the Effects of African Political Thought on Monetary, Trade and Aid Policy in the Gambia and Senegal Suleyman Garaba Konte Economics, Humanitarianism, NGOs / International / Intergovernmental Organizations, Political Science, Public Policy The Gambia, Senegal Dissertation 2018
Secondary Education in Northern Uganda and Its Impact on Transformative Gender-Integration Amongst the Lango: A Socio-cultural Analysis of the Challenges of Male Engagement in Rural Development Loy Loggosse Azalia Development, Education, Gender Studies, Sociology Uganda Dissertation 2018
Socioeconomic and Institutional Quality Effect of Regional Trade Agreements: A Case Study of East African Community Regional Integration John Ltalipen Lekuton Economics, Sociology Dissertation 2018
South African Women in Art: Women’s Needlework Cooperatives as Income Generating Enterprise Genira N. Nelson Economics, Fine Arts, Gender Studies South Africa Dissertation 2018
The Climate Change Impact on Crop Yield in Sub-Saharan African Countries Production Function Approach Mohamed M. Eltayeb Agriculture, Economics, Environmental Studies Dissertation 2018
The Globalization and Foreignization of Indigenous Landscapes: Gender, Agrofuels and Ecological Transformation Among Dagomba Communities of the Northern Savannah of Ghana, 2004-2017 Bathsheba Felice Bryant-Tarpeh Culture, Environmental Studies, Foreign Policy, Gender Studies, Globalization Ghana Dissertation 2018
The Making of American Islam and the Emergence of Western Islamic Intellectual Thought to Counter Violent Extremism: A Case Study of American Muslim Revivalist Imam W.D. Mohammed Herbert Muhammad Fraser Abdur Rahim Religion / Theology United States Dissertation 2018
Zimbabwe’s Land and Resettlement Program: Assessing the Public Policy Impact on the Economy Crystal Biobelemoye Oluwadamilare Economics, Land Tenure, Public Policy Zimbabwe Thesis 2018
“An Analysis of Women’s Participation: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa Tasha Reid Hippolyte Conflict Resolution, Gender Studies, Sociology South Africa Dissertation 2018
A Comparative Analysis of George W. Bush’s and Barack H. Obama’s Foreign Policies Towards Ghana Abdul Razak Iddris Foreign Policy, Governance, International Relations, Political Science Ghana, United States Dissertation 2017
A Grounded Theory Approach to Understanding Ethical Leadership with School Leaders in Southern Nigeria: A Perspective of Three Primary Schools Dorothy Chukwudumebi Egbufor Education, Sociology, Youth Nigeria Dissertation 2017
An Exploration of the Well-Being Experiences of Igbo Immigrants in the United States Through the Investigation of Their Adaptation and Coping Strategies Charles Okechukwu Chukwuani Health / Medicine, Immigration / Migration, Social Work Nigeria, United States Dissertation 2017
Chinese Infrastructure Development Aid and Its Effect on Economic Growth and Productivity: The Nigerian Case, 2000-2015 Janeen Cheree Guest Development, Economics, Foreign Policy, International Relations China, Nigeria Dissertation 2017
Competing Visions in African Politics: A Case Study of Felix Houphouet-Boigny and Kwame Nkrumah on their Divergent Perspectives of African Independence and Unity Aboussou Dadoua Economics, Governance, History, Political Science Cote D’ivoire, Ghana Dissertation 2017
Development and Validation of an Amharic Version Simplified Medication Adherence Questionnaire (SMAQ) and Its Use in the Assessment of Medication Adherence Predictors Among Persons of Ethiopian Descent Raniya Ali Al-Matari Biology, Health / Medicine Ethiopia Dissertation 2017
Generations in Conversation: Historical Memory and Social Critique in Kenyan Literature Vanessa A. Oyugi History, Literature, Sociology Kenya Dissertation 2017
Intra-state Conflicts in the Horn of Africa and Their Implications for the Regional Security Bekele Bengessa Hirbe Governance, International Relations, Political Science Dissertation 2017