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
Post-Colonial Africa: Confronting the Social and Cultural Challenges of Globalization Gamby Camara Colonialism / Decolonization / Post-Colonialism, Culture, Globalization, Sociology Thesis 2012
Secret Societies and Other Mutual Aid Societies: A Triangular Investigation of Africa, the West Indies and the United States of America, 1775-1950 Ronald Courtney Noel History, Sociology United States Dissertation 2012
State Breakdown and the Rise of Somaliland, Puntland and Somalia: Understanding the Organizing Principles and Dynamics of Nationhood Yohannes Haile Conflict Resolution, Governance, International Relations, Law, Political Science Somalia Dissertation 2012
The African Masking Process: Re-Interpreting Mask and Mas’ in Six Anglophone Texts Kela Nnarka Francis Literature Dissertation 2012
The Challenges of Implementation to Achieve Universal Primary Education in Post-Conflict Societies: Historical Analysis of the Ugandan Experience Loy Azalia Education, History, Youth Uganda Thesis 2012
The Economic Integration of Trade Policy in South Africa: A Case Study of Ethekwini Nichelle Sylvette Williams Commerce / Trade, Economics, Foreign Policy, International Relations, Political Science South Africa Dissertation 2012
The Ethiopian Diaspora and United States Foreign Policy Towards Ethiopia Mesfin Endrias Hailegebriel Diaspora, Foreign Policy, International Relations Ethiopia, United States Dissertation 2012
The Social Implications of Sub-Saharan Financial Markets: Case Analysis From the Nairobi and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges Curtis E. Kidd III Economics, Public Policy Kenya, South Africa Dissertation 2012
The State and Conflicts in The Democratic Republic of the Congo Christopher Taylor Conflict Resolution, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Governance, Political Science, Public Policy Democratic Republic of The Congo Thesis 2012
A Historical Analysis of Adventist World Radio’s Impact in the East Central Africa Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church: A Case Study of Tanzania Desrene L. Vernon Communications and Media, History, Religion / Theology Tanzania Dissertation 2011
Education and Indigenous Knowledge in Africa: Traditional Bonesetting and Orthopaedic Medicine in West Africa Chika Anne Ezeanya Education, Health / Medicine Dissertation 2011
Governance & Democratic Transition in Africa: Understanding "Ivoirite" and Ethnicity Challenges to Citizenship & Nation-Building in Cote d'Ivoire Salia Zouande Ethnic and Racial Studies, Governance, Political Science, Public Policy Cote D’ivoire Thesis 2011
Human Security, Women's Rights & Citizenship: Assessing the Role of Women in African Development Tracy Keyser Development, Gender Studies, Human Security Thesis 2011
Humanitarian Development in Zimbabwe, 1995-2005 Bruce Ormond Grant Development, Humanitarianism Zimbabwe Dissertation 2011
Oil As a Resource Blessing for Ghana's Sustainable Development: Drawing Lessons from Nigeria's Experience in Oil Exploration & Investment Deniece Yeboah Development, Economics, Energy, International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy Ghana, Nigeria Thesis 2011
Projecting Nation? Cinema and the Creation of a National Identity in Post-Apartheid South Africa Cara Moyer-Duncan Apartheid / Post-Apartheid, Cinema South Africa Dissertation 2011
Suffering in Silence? Intrapersonal Communication Regarding Female Empowerment and Healthcare Access for Breast Cancer Screening in Cape Town, South Africa Jennifer J. Jones Communications and Media, Culture, Gender Studies, Health / Medicine South Africa Dissertation 2011
The Cultural Geography of Insecurity in the African Great Lakes Region: Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo Lonzen Rugira Conflict Resolution, Culture, Geography, Political Science Burundi, Democratic Republic of The Congo, Rwanda Dissertation 2011
The Long Term Impact of French Colonial Administration on Haiti and Guinea Factors that Affect the Unmet Potential of Haiti & Guinea Gessie Belizaire Colonialism / Decolonization / Post-Colonialism, Foreign Policy, Governance, Political Science Guinea, Haiti Thesis 2011
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: The Gold Coast, the Asante and the Era of Illegal Slave Trading, 1807-1874 Jarvis Lamar Hargrove History, Slavery Ghana Dissertation 2011