MA Thesis Archive

MA Thesis Archive

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Akua Agyei-Boateng
African Studies in the United States: A Divided Tradition

Gerardo Manrique de Lara Ruiz
Pre-colonial and colonial legacies in the Houses of Chiefs of Botswana and Ghana

Leslie Rose
Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons:  Planting the Roots for a New Era of Museum Work


Connor Compton
Black Star Soccer: Football and the Political Ideology of Kwame Nkrumah

Jonathan Doernhofer
Spatial Considerations of Rural Economic Development: Assessing the Determinants of Rural Service Access in South Africa’s Riemland

Harry Green
Threatening Exit: Democratic Disillusionment in South Africa After Zuma 

Papa Yoofi Nketsiah
The University as a site for the Efflorescence of Musical Culture:A Case Study of the Development of Folk Music in the University of Ghana

Ethan Timmins-Schiffman
The Kankan-Kissidougou Road Is Not Paved

Sam Weber
Church and State: On the role of the Catholic Church in the 2018 Presidential Election in the DR Congo


Lolade Siyonbola
Black Migrant: Nigerian Identity Formation in New York, Tokyo and Mumbai

Catherine Labiran
Literature, Human Rights and National Identity in Nigeria


Otis Illert
The 1964 Zanzibar Revolution and the German Democratic Republic: Military Aid in Exchange for International Recognition

Mairead MacRae
“We Intend To Cause Havoc”: Making Music and Meaning in a Zambian Rock Scene

Garret Nash
Kongosa: The Anthropology of Rumor, Gossip, and Conflict in Cameroon


Ayalew Helinna
Identity On The Margins – Constructing National Identity In Ethiopia

Erdong Chen
Achievements and Challenges of China’s Special Economic Zones in Africa – A Case Study of the China-Nigeria Lekki Free Trade Zone

Lila Ann M. Dodge
Professionally Oriented Contemporary Dance Training in Burkina Faso: Social and Somatic Foundations for a Transnational Career

Denise L. Lim
What is African Literature?

Catherine Nelson
The Role of Minerals in Economic Development in Ethiopia

Scott Ross
Radio’s Role in Reducing LRA Violence and the Effects of Humanitarian Intervention

Kevin Winn
The Effects of Short-Term Volunteers On Host Communities


Camille Raquel Davidson
Africans on Exhibit: Investigating Poverty Tourism in South African Townships

Justin Scott
“NOTHING IS RIGHT”: Fuel Subsidies, Popular Sentiment, and the Legacy of #OccupyNigeria

Klara Wojtkowska
Crisis of Imagination in Mugabe’s Zimbabwe


Alexander Bowles
Careers, Stigma and Mental Health Care: Community Psychiatric Nursing in Ghana

Zachary Obinna Enumah
From Ujamaa to Usalama: A Changing Tolerance Towards Refugees in Post-Ujamaa Tanzania

Oluwadamilola Oladeru
Evaluation of the Abiye Program, A safe Motherhood Initiative in Ondo State, Nigeria

Nyasha Karimakwenda
Terrains of Struggle: Black Women’s Bodies As Sites of Violence During Apartheid


Michael Baca
Millenarian Violence in Northern Nigeria: 1804-1985

David Bargueno
Humanitarianism for Africa in the Age of Empire, The Congo Free State & German South West Africa, Then and Now

Katie Gualtieri
“For he who does not die, poverty dies”: The Intersection of State Power and Survival Struggles of Young Rwandans

Andrew Iliff
A Seed That Can Carry: Tradition, Authority and Power in Grassroots Transitional Justice

Rachel Mandel
The Potential and Limitations of Health-Based Organizations for Minority Sexual Rights

Eva Namusoke
Pulpits and Politicians: The Relationship Between Church And State In Uganda


Philip Bonney
The Politics of US Africa Command: The Effects and Limitations

Seraphine Hamilton
The New “Other” in Post-Apartheid South African Literature

Mohamed Rafiq
Colonial Memories, Contemporary Health: How Tanzanian Muslims Utilize the Past in Therapeutic Decisions

Jason Warner
Sovereignty, Peace, and Pan-Africanism: The Construction of a Decolonized Theory of African International Relations


Sarah Beckham
Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapies in Resource-Poor Settings: A Mixed-Methods Case Study in Rural Tanzania

Carol Gallo
Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration of Former Combatants: A Critical Nexus Between Human Rights and Development

Nomcebesi Ndlovu
Constructions of Customary Law: A Legal Historical Perspective of Women in KwaZulu-Natal

Kimberly Roosenburg
Partners in Protection? Sport Hunting as a Means to Wildlife Conservation

Rachel Silver
Power, Voice, and Censorship: Exploring Discourse on Female Circumcision and its Implications for Transnational Feminist Engagement


Chimamanda Adichie
The Myth of “Culture”: Sketching the History of Igbo Women in Precolonial and Colonial Nigeria

Matthew Kustenbauder
Legio Maria: The History of a Messianic Movement in Africa

Andrew Offenburger
Decentralized History: The Xhosa Cattle-Killing and Post-Apartheid South Africa


Jenny Kline
Rainbow Nation in Search of a History: The Evolution of the South African History Curriculum

Heather McGorman
Creating Alternative Centers of Power: An Examination of the Peace-Building Process in Uganda Under the NRM

Singto Saro-Wiwa
The Development of the Tourism Industry in Nigeria

Nancy Steedle
Western Interaction and Development in Africa: Evidence of Extraversion


Feyisetan Adunbi
The New Battleground: Women, Sexual Violence and the War in Darfur

Elizabeth Ashamu
The History of Lebanese Immigration to Guinea

Abigail Koch
From Hamba Kahle to Umkhonto: The African National Congress Between 1949 and 1961

Beverly Lwenya
New Developments, Newer Discourse: The Emergence of Contemporary Kenyan Cinema and its Challenges

Lucy Moore
National Identification in Contemporary Nigeria and South Africa

Reynolds Richter
Food Rationing, Labor, and Citizenship in Kenya During World War II

Laura Smalligan
Untangling the Serpent: State Fetishism and the Art of Dahomey

Nora Staal
Peace in Sudan: The Comprehensive Peace Agreement and Prospects for Long Term Stability


Henry Kwan
Hired Guns, Pinstripe Suits and CEOs: The Modern Corporate Mercenary and the Privatization of Warfare in Sub-Saharan Africa

Ashley Lynn
Early Written Kiswahili: History and Translation of Kiswahili in Arabic Script

Jeffrey Meserve
Narrating the African “Other”: (Re)Reading Camões, Os Lusíadas, and Portuguese Encounters with Africa, 1492-1572


Omolade Adunbi
Nigeria: Democratization, Economic Growth, and the Politics of Truth and Reconciliation

Robera Battal
Relocating the Periphery: Amharization and the Politics of Ethiopia’s Resettlement Scheme

Judd Devermont
Refining Racial Identities on the South African Sugar Belt, 1851 – 1913

Kristen Gilmore
Is Qadafi Rational?

Amanda Whiddon
Blood on the Altar: The Role of the Catholic Church in the Rwandan Genocide


Sharon Jackson
Empowerment, Women, and HIV/AIDS in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania: Quantitative and Qualitative Exploration

Larissa Leclair
Historical Images and Contemporary Analysis: Reclaiming the Archive and Re-looking at History

Mukhtar Mohamed
Armed Conflict and HIV/AIDS: The Impact on Children in Sub-Saharan Africa

Kwesi Snsculotte-Greenidge
Decentralization Versus Democratization: An Analysis of Ethiopia’s Experiment with Ethnic Federalism

Amelia Shaw
Interactive Communication Strategies for Anemia Reduction in Chole, Tanzania