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
Weapons of the Weak and African Politics Protests and Resistance in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria Ifunanya Cynthia Nwokedi Governance, Political Science, Public Policy Nigeria Dissertation 2015
Characterization of the Relationship Between West African Jet Streams and El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO): Implications on Lake Chad Level Variability Churchill Obinna Okonkwo Atmospheric Sciences Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria Dissertation 2015
Imperialism, Rape and the Congo Predicament Chioma Mary Oruh Economics, Gender Studies, Globalization, International Relations, NGOs / International / Intergovernmental Organizations, Political Science Democratic Republic of The Congo Dissertation 2015
A Historical Materialist Analysis of Transnational Capitalism and Shifts in Poverty and HIV Prevalence Among Women in Uganda, 1983-2013 Sabrina Lynn Smiley Gender Studies, Health / Medicine, History, HIV/AIDS, Sociology Uganda Dissertation 2015
The Clash of the Titans: Augustine Ngom Jua, Solomon Tandeng Muna, and Politics of Transition in Post-Colonial Anglophone Cameroon, 1961-1972 Womai Ignatius Song Colonialism / Decolonization / Post-Colonialism, Governance, History, Political Science Cameroon Dissertation 2015
Liberia: The Implementation of Its Founding Ideology and Early Socioeconomic and Political Development, 1822-1900 Bartholomew Doe Toe, Sr. Economics, History, Political Science, Sociology Liberia Dissertation 2015
Afro-Islamic Philosophy, Black Liberation and the Intellectual Efforts of Blacks to lead Meaningful Lives in American Society Jasmine Underwood Religion / Theology, Sociology United States Thesis 2015
Human Security and Grassroots Development: Case Studies from Kenya and Ethiopia Fikre Debela Development, Human Security Ethiopia, Kenya Thesis 2015
Determinants of Effective Development Aid in Africa: Examining the Impact of International Assistance in Rwanda Shirley Pierre Development, Humanitarianism, International Relations, NGOs / International / Intergovernmental Organizations Rwanda Thesis 2015
Social Change and the Crises of Religious Politics in Africa: A Critical Review of Christian-Muslim Relations in Nigeria Jude Chinweuba Asike Political Science, Religion / Theology, Sociology Nigeria Dissertation 2014
Nigeria’s Africa Policy and Regional Security: A Case Study of Nigeria’s Contributions to ECOMOG Peace Support Operations in Liberia, 1990-1999 Felix Firima Barikor Foreign Policy, International Relations, Political Science Liberia, Nigeria Dissertation 2014
Black Female Entrepreneurs in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Achieving Female Economic Empowerment in the Formal and Informal Sectors Aamira Chaney Apartheid / Post-Apartheid, Economics, Gender Studies South Africa Dissertation 2014
Migration as a Strategy of “Authentic” Development? The Case of Senegal Jau-Yon Chen Development, Immigration / Migration, International Relations Senegal Dissertation 2014
Zanzibari Women in Local Social Entrepreneurship: A Participatory Social Learning Approach to Community Sustainability Ronya Foy Connor Gender Studies, Social Work Tanzania Dissertation 2014
Ghana’s Black Gold Rush: Analyzing the Effects of Globalization, Political Leadership, and Insecurity on Development and Unemployment From Independence to Present, Ghana’s Oil Era Monique Alicia Gamble Energy, Globalization, International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy Ghana Dissertation 2014
Lawyering Against Apartheid: The Southern Africa Project of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, 1967-1994 Myra Ann Houser Apartheid / Post-Apartheid, History, Law South Africa Dissertation 2014
Encounters, Identities, and Religious Struggle: The Roots of the Revival Churches of the Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Congos George Imongo Kintiba History, Religion / Theology Democratic Republic of The Congo, Republic of The Congo Dissertation 2014
Healing Narratives and Treatment Approaches in HIV/AIDS Prevention and Management in the Republic of Chad Laounodji Mbairessem Communications and Media, Culture, Health / Medicine, HIV/AIDS, International Relations Chad Dissertation 2014
Complex Causality Between Transportation and Human Security: A Special Focus on the City of Douala, Cameroon Stéphanie Laura Mbella Mouéllè Human Security Cameroon Dissertation 2014
International Migration of Igbo Women to the United States, 1995-2012: Brain Drain/Brain Gain or Brain Circulation Sussie Uzoamaka E. Aham Okoro Gender Studies, Immigration / Migration, Public Policy Nigeria, United States Dissertation 2014