RECENT DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS compiled by Joseph J. Lauer (Michigan State University) The U.S. and Canadian theses listed were below reported in Dissertation Abstracts International (DAI), vol. 69, no. 6-8 (Dec. 2008-Feb. 2009) & some earlier titles. Each citation ends with the order number, if any. American and Canadian theses are usually available from Proquest. See UMI Dissertation Publishing at http://www.proquest.com/products_umi/dissertations/ for abstracts and other details. Agriculture Kijazi, Martin Herbert. Stakeholder-centered evaluations of needs, priorities and well-being of forest beneficiaries, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Ph.D., U. of Toronto (Can.), 2007. NR39498. Mahamane, Sabiou. Evaluation of cowpea (Vigna unguicula L. Walp) genotypes for adaptation to low soil phosphorus conditions and to rock phosphate application [Niger]. Ph.D., Texas A&M U., 2008. 3321740. Menezes, Ana Maria. The governance of natural resources in Mozambique: Artisanal fishery. Ph.D., State U. of New York Col. of Environmental Science and Forestry, 2008. 3310845. Anthropology Boneh, Galia. Moving from entertainment towards art: A new model for creating performance on HIV/AIDS [Ghana]. Ph.D., U. of California, Los Angeles, 2008. 3316988. Campisano, Christopher. Tephrostratigraphy and hominin paleoenvironments of the Hadar Formation, Afar Depression, Ethiopia. Ph.D., Rutgers U., 2007. 3319419. Clipper, Lutitia A. Trials, transition, and trade offs: A descriptive study of the educational implications of the adjustment experience of Sudanese refugees in southwestern Pennsylvania. Ph.D., U. of Pittsburg, 2008. 3323250. Cuddahee, Rebecca E. East African hominin and suid environments in the Turkana Basin: An analysis of fossil Suidae (Mammalia, Artiodactyla) mandibular ecomorphology. Ph.D., State U. of New York at Buffalo, 2008. 3320525. Ferraro, Joseph Vincent. Broken bones and shattered stones: On the foraging ecology of Oldowan hominins [Kenya]. Ph.D., U. of California, Los Angeles, 2007. 3317002. Frank, Emily. Negotiating futures in the time of AIDS: Contests over inheritance in Southern Province, Zambia. Ph.D., Indiana U., 2006. 3314672. Melly, Caroline Marie. Anticipating returns: Migration, investment, and urban futures in Dakar, Senegal. Ph.D., U. of California, Irvine, 2008. 3321583. Msimanga-Ramatebele, Sithandazile Hope. Lived experiences of widows in Botswana: An ethnographic examination of cultural rituals of death, loss, grief, and bereavement: Implications for counseling. Ph.D., Duquesne U., 2008. 3323806. Oka, Rahul Chandrashekhar. Resilience and adaptation of trade networks in East African and South Asian port polities, 1500-1800 C.E [Kenya]. Ph.D., U. of Illinois at Chicago, 2008. 3316756. Phillips, Stephen Richard. Cranial anomaly, pathology, or normal variant? Thin parietal bones in ancient Egyptian human remains. Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2007. AAT 3292064 Potts, Kevin Barry. Habitat heterogeneity on multiple spatial scales in Kibale National Park, Uganda: Implications for chimpanzee population ecology and grouping patterns. Ph.D., Yale U., 2008. 3317203. Pyne, Lydia Virginia. The life history of Klasies River Mouth: A case study of archaeology and the history and philosophy of science [South Africa]. Ph.D., Arizona State U., 2008. 3327252. Tecot, Stacey Robyn. Seasonality and predictability: The hormonal and behavioral responses of the redbellied lemur, Eulemur rubriventer, in southeastern Madagascar. Ph.D., U. of Texas at Austin, 2007. 3315382. Thompson, Jessica Corrine. Zooarchaeological tests for modern human behavior at Blombos Cave and Pinnacle Point Cave 13B, southwestern Cape, South Africa. Ph.D., Arizona State U., 2008. 3319080. Way, Justine Victoria. From privilege to poverty: The life-cycle of pyramid settlements during the Old Kingdom [Egypt]. Ph.D., U. of Chicago, 2008. 3322656. Biological Sciences Baker, Virginia Stephens. Cytokine-associated neutrophil extracellular traps and antinuclear antibodies in Plasmodium faliparum infected children under t he age of six [Nigeria]. Ph.D., Florida State U., 2007. 3327257. Gobush, Kathleen Schuyler. Long-term consequences of poaching on African elephant social structure, genetic relatedness, physiology and reproduction [Tanzania]. Ph.D., U. of Washington, 2008. 3318185. Kissui, Bernard Mombo. Demography, population dynamics, and the human-lion conflicts: Lions in the Ngorongoro Crater and the Maasai steppe, Tanzania. Ph.D., U. of Minnesota, 2008. 3318258. Mortensen, Holly M. Genetic variation at the N-acetyltransferase (NAT) genes in global human populations. Ph.D., U. of Maryland, College Park, 2008. 3324876. Sea, William Brian. Moving beyond the aggregated models: Woody plant size influences on savanna function and dynamics [Southern Africa]. Ph.D., Colorado State U., 2008. 3321311. Wanger, Greg. The deep biosphere of the Witwatersrand Basin, Republic of South Africa. Ph.D., U. of Western Ontario (Can.), 2008. NR39337. White, Angela Marie. Evolutionary factors influencing cooperation in the communally breeding warthog [South Africa]. Ph.D., U. of Nevada, Reno, 2008. 3320718. Cinema Oloruntoba, Bunmi John. Constructing a postcolonial-surrealist framework for West African cinema: The cinemas of Jean Rouch and Djibril Diop Mambety [Mali, Niger & Senegal]. Ph.D., Regent U., 2008. 3322809. Earth Sciences Ali, Kamal A. Age and significance of Neoproterozoic diamictite and metavolcanic rocks in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Ph.D., U. of Texas at Dallas, 2008. 3323603. Mollel, Godwin Fanuel. Petrochemistry and geochronology of Ngorongoro Volcanic Highland Complex (NVHC) and its relationship to Laetoli and Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Ph.D., Rutgers, 2007. 3319674. Poulson, Rebecca L. The influence of early diagenesis on trace element and molybdenum isotope geochemistry [Tanzania]. Ph.D., Oregon State U., 2008. 3321096. Economics Abimbola, Taiwo. Malaria, labor supply, and schooling in Sub-Sahara Africa [Tanzania]. Ph.D., University of South Florida, 2007. 3313100. Abou-Zaid, Ahmed S.. The transmission of U.S. financial and monetary shocks to emerging MENA stock markets [Egypt]. Ph.D., Southern Illinois U. at Carbondale, 2008. 3311025. Baez, Javier Eduardo. Three essays on children’s well-being in developing countries [Tanzania]. Ph.D., Syracuse U., 2008. 3326429. Cann-Tamakloe, Ralph. An empirical analysis of macroeconomic and political determinants of private investment in Sub-Saharan Africa. Ph.D., Old Dominion U., 2008. 3322548. Dumah, Timi-Freeman. Nigerian national leadership style influence on economic, political and social development: A case study of direct foreign investment. Ph.D., Capella U., 2008. 3310905. El-Sharabassy, Azza. Oil and remittances in the Middle East [Egypt]. Ph.D., Old Dominion U., 2008. 3322553. Gogo, Joshua. A theory of internal conflict: Causes of political instability in natural resource rich developing economies [Nigeria & Sudan]. Ph.D., Carleton U. (Can.), 2008. NR40522. Nota, Fungisai. Essays on fiscal federalism and regional interdependencies [Southern Africa]. Ph.D., U. of Nevada, Reno, 2008. 3319818. Nundlall, Prasandjeet. The contribution of financial development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Ph.D., Brandies U., 2007. 3316477. O’Gorman, Melanie Seama. Accounting for disparity: Essays on agricultural development and racial earnings inequality. Ph.D., U. of Toronto (Can.), 2007. NR39475. Schneider, Arthur. Trade, growth, and institutional change: British imperialism revisited [Egypt and South Africa]. Ph.D., U. of Connecticut, 2008. 3325626. Taiwo, Olumide Olusola. Family networks and economic behavior in low income areas [Malawi]. Ph.D., Brown U., 2008. 3318362. Yamada, Hiroyuki. Four essays on labor and development economics [South Africa]. Ph.D., U. of Chicago, 2008. 3322659. Education Adeniji-Neill, Dolapo. Parental expectations in education: A qualitative study of the expectations of Nigerian voluntary immigrants to the United States for their children’s school achievement. Ph.D., U. of Hawai’i at Manoa, 2008. 3326431. Barnes, Maribea Woodington. Ethnographic research in Morocco: Analyzing contemporary artistic practices and visual culture. Ph.D., Ohio State U., 2008. 3325757. Basford, Letitia Elizabeth. From mainstream to East African charter: East African Muslim students’ experiences in U.S. schools. Ph.D., U. of Minnesota, 2008. 3316139. Braun, Mark. Musical values and modes of music education in Mafi-Ewe communities: Case studies from Sasekpe, Kutime, Srekpe, and Gidikpe [Ghana]. Ph.D., Brown U., 2008. 3318297. Butale, Chandapiwa. The four shifts: Family, work, online learning and social participation for female inservice teachers at the University of Botswana. Ph.D., Ohio State U., 2008. 3325829. Chepete, Poloko. Modeling of the factors affecting mathematical achievement of Form 1 students in Botswana based on the 2003 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study. Ph.D., Indiana U., 2008. 3319920. Clark, Catherine Amandla. Ubuntu: Cradle for development of authentic South African selfhood. Ed.D., Fielding Graduate U., 2008. 3321026. Dahn, Kadiker Rex. Learning from the lives of exiled Liberian women: An oral history from 1979 to 2006. Ph.D., U. of Oklahoma, 2008. 3315400. Dev, Pritha. Essays on identity and network formation [Ghana]. Ph.D., New York U., 2008. 3320786. Diop, Seynabou. The effects of a Senegalese culturally-sensitive curriculum on Senegalese adult immigrants’ computer literacy learning and curricular engagement. Ed.D., Columbia U., 2008. 3327051. Driscoll, Daniel J. The emergence of Education For All as a global education initiative in sub-Saharan Africa: Concept to policy to practice. Ph.D., U. of Virginia, 2008. 3322508. Dugassa, Begna Fufa. Indigenous Knowledge, colonialism and epistemological violence: The experience of the Oromo people under Abyssinian colonial rule. Ph.D., U. of Toronto (Can.), 2008. NR39940. Elliott, John M. Leadership development and relational patterns: The Early Church and the church in Zambia today. D.Min., Assemblies of God Theo. Sem., 2007. 3311266. Hyles, Danielle Serena. Social difference, leadership and career mobility aspirations for elementary school practitioners in Ghana and in Canada. Ed.D., U. of Toronto (Can.), 2008. NR39921. Johnson, Kapuananimekalamaku Virginia Lee. Teaching transnationally: Examining the experiences of American teachers in foreign K--12 schools [Egypt]. Ph.D., Capella U., 2008. 3320539. Mathews, Sarah A. An ethnographic examination of perspective consciousness and intercultural competence among social studies student-teachers in Kenya, East Africa. Ph.D., Indiana U., 2008. 3324539. Max, Rosemary Ann. The decalage and bricolage of higher education policy making in the world system: A vertical case study of the 1992 CNES reform in Senegal and its outcome. Ed.D., Columbia U., 2008. 3327032. Mendenhall, Mary Anne. Education and the relief-development transition in post-conflict countries: The (un)sustainability of educational support provided by international organizations [Angola]. Ed.D., Columbia U., 2008. 3327077. Mojire, Takele Tassew. Foreign aid, rent-seeking and economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa. Ph.D., Mississippi State U., 2008. 3315195. Mukuria, Valentine. Civic engagement in Kenya: Developing student leadership through service learning. Ph.D., Ohio State U., 2008. 3326264. Muro, Tonya Sheleen. AIDS, “edutainment” and youth sexual agency: A case study of the Femina-Health Information Project in Tanzanian secondary schools. Ed.D., Columbia U., 2008. 3327070. Musandipa, Rosemary. Educational leadership: A case study of perceptions of secondary school principals, teachers, and students of the leadership role in HIV/AIDS education programs in Zimbabwe. Ph.D., Pennsylvania State U., 2006. 3318908. Mwaura, John N. Black African international adult students’ experiences in higher education: A qualitative study. D.Ed., Pennsylvania State U., 2008. 3325953. Nalkur, Priya Gersappa. The possibility to achieve: A mixed methods comparison of street children, former street children, and school children in Tanzania. Ed.D, Harvard U., 2008. 3319197. Ndibo, Victoria Mueni. Contribution of adult education toward poverty alleviation: The perspectives of Kenyan women. Ed.D., Columbia U., 2008. 3327066. Okwalo, Protas Opondo. Conversation: An approach to faith formation for adults in a Kenyan context. Ph.D., Boston Coll., 2008. 3318146. Omao, Thomas O. How online distance education technology can improve higher education in Kenya. Ph.D., Capella U., 2008. 3315213. Owu-Ewie, Charles. Enhancing the thinking skills of pre-service teachers: A case study of Komenda Teacher Training College [Ghana]. Ph.D., Ohio U., 2008. 332114. Roy, Laura A. Language and literacy practices: Somali Bantu refugee students and families in a predominantly Latino school and community. Ph.D., U. of Texas at San Antonio, 2008. 3315945. Shriberg, Janet. Fractured help: Social justice and teacher well-being in postwar Liberia. Ed.D., Columbia U., 2008. 3327088. Trueger, Barbara. Parental involvement in two rural South African primary schools. Ed.D., Rutgers, 2008. 3319526. Williams, Portia Georgette. Foreign assistance and the politics of need in Kenya’s education sector. Ed.D., Columbia U., 2008. 3327029. Younge, Paschal Yao. Enhancing global understanding through traditional African music and dance: A multicultural African music curriculum for American middle schools. Ed.D., West Virginia U., 1998. 3318813. Environmental Sciences Loarie, Scott Robbins. Conserving moving species under changing landscapes and climates [Southern Africa]. Ph.D., Duke U., 2008. 3315555. Nkwae, Boipuso. Conceptual framework for modelling and analysing periurban land problems in southern Africa [Botswana, Malawi & South Africa]. Ph.D., U. of New Brunswick (Can.), 2006. NR41244. Fine Arts Ajayi, Murphy. African arts in the diaspora: An examination of common cultural and plastic essence in the visual arts. Ph.D., Union Inst & U., 2005. 3168553. El Sandouby, Aliaa Ezzeldin Ismail. The Ahl al-bayt in Cairo and Damascus: The dynamics of making shrines for the family of the Prophet. Ph.D., U. of California, Los Angeles, 2008. 3322096. Geography Aboagye, DaCosta (Akwasi). Living on the edge: Analysis of flooding risk and human vulnerability in the Accra Metropolitan Area, Ghana. Ph.D., U. of Oklahoma, 2008. 3315899. Atia, Mona Ali. Building a house in heaven: Islamic charity in neoliberal Egypt. Ph.D., U. of Washington, 2008. 3318154. Becker, Richard H. Remote sensing studies for the assessment of geohazards: Toxic algal blooms in the lower Great Lakes, and the land subsidence in the Nile Delta. Ph.D., Western Michigan U., 2008. 3323515. Culcasi, Karen. Cartographic constructions of the Middle East [Egypt]. Ph.D., Syracuse U., 2008. 3323046. Hoole, Arthur. Community-based conservation and protected areas in Namibia: Social-ecological linkages for biodiversity. Ph.D., U. of Manitoba (Can.), 2008. NR41268. Li, Li. Spatial distribution of mosquitoes: The context of malaria outbreaks in western Kenya highlands. Ph.D., State U. of New York at Buffalo, 2008. 3320505. Yehoah, Muriel A. Genger and livelihoods: Mapping the economic strategies of porters in Accra, Ghana. Ph.D., West Virginia U., 2008. 3326928. Health Sciences Cantrell, Ronald Alexander. Diagnosing antiretroviral treatment failure in resource-limited settings [Zambia]. Ph.D., U. of Alabama at Birmingham, 2008. 3316459. Chinn, Leslie W. Pharmacodynamic effects of xenobiotic ABC transporters in peripheral tissues [Uganda]. Ph.D., U. of California, San Francisco, 2008. 3318516. Chipeta, Clara H. Perceptions and intentions regarding HIV testing and partner disclosure among pregnant women in Malawi. Ph.D., U. of Illinois at Chicago, 2008. 3325705. Essiet-Gibson, Idongesit I. Religious affiliation and its association with HIV/AIDS knowledge and risk behaviour of Nigerian women. Ph.D., Walden U., 2008. 3320284. Ezeonwu, Mabel Chiemeka. Maternal birth outcomes, nursing education, and workforce policy and planning in Anambra State, Nigeria. Ph.D., U. of Washington, 2008. 0820199. Lehman, Dara A. HIV-1 dynamics in breast milk and antiviral resistance following prophylaxis to prevent mother-to-child transmission [Kenya]. Ph.D., U. of Washington, 2008. 1820494. Levandowski, Brooke Amanda. Association of STI/HIV infection with reported behavior change and concurrency among rural youth in South Africa and Malawi. Ph.D., U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008. 3315652. McLean, Huong Q Nguyen. Epidemiology of Kaposi sarcoma and response to treatment with highly active antiretroviral therapy and chemotherapy [Uganda]. Ph.D., U. of Washington, 2008. 0820497. Mweemba, Prudencia. Quality of life among rural and urban Zambian men and women with HIV/AIDS. Ph.D., Kent State U., 2008. 3321339. Ntaganira, Joseph. Sexual risk behaviors and protection for youth heads of household: Insights from a community mentoring program in the Rwanda post genocide and HIV/AIDS era. Ph.D., Tulane U., 2008. 3318591. Ortega, Omayra Y. Evaluation of rotavirus models with coinfection and vaccination [Egypt]. Ph.D., U. of Iowa, 2008. 3315991. Smee, Nancy L. Factors associated with subsequent pregnancy in HIV-infected women and HIV-negative women: Experience from urban Zimbabwe. Ph.D., U. of California, San Francisco, 2008. 3311337. Uzoebo, Veronica Nkechiyere. Concurrent partnerships, partner selection, HIV/AIDS risk perceptions and protective behaviors among a mixed sample of Nigerian women. Ed.D., Columbia U., 2008. 3327097. Walker, Ashley. Using Photovoice and participatory action research to identify factors which impede and promote health among orphans in Sierra Leone. Ph.D., Texas Woman’s U., 2008. 3323672. Westreich, Daniel. HIV, antiretroviral therapy, and tuberculosis: Outcomes in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ph.D., U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008. 3315643. Wosinski, Jacqueline. HIV risk among nursing students in Rwanda: Self-efficacy, knowledge and attitudes. Dr.P.H., Loma Linda U., 2008. 3320717. History Abdelwahid, Mustafa A.. The rise of the Islamic Movement in Sudan, 1945-1989. Ph.D., Auburn U., 2008. 3317298. Abul-Magd, Zeinab A. Empire and its discontents: Modernity and subaltern revolt in upper Egypt, 17001920. Ph.D., Georgetown U., 2008. 3315453. Bryen, Ari Z. Violence, law, and society in Roman and late antique Egypt. Ph.D., U. of Chicago, 2008. 3322566. Byrnes, Melissa K. French like us? Municipal policies and North African migrants in the Parisian banlieues, 1945-1975. Ph.D., Georgetown U., 2008. 3320706. Cleveland, Todd Charles. Rock solid: African laborers on the diamond mines of the Companhia de Diamantes de Angola (Diamang), 1917-1975. Ph.D., U. of Minnesota, 2008. 3318009. Kassim, Mohamed. Colonial resistance and the local transmission of Islamic knowledge in the Benadir Coast in the late 19th and early 20th centuries [Somalia]. Ph.D., York U. (Can.), 2006. NR39017. Kholoussy, Hanan. The making and marrying of modern Egyptians: Gender, law, and nationalism, 18981936. Ph.D., New York U., 2008. 3320799. Lauziere, Henri. The evolution of the Salafiyya in the twentieth century through the life and thought of Taqi al-Din al-Hilali [Morocco]. Ph.D., Georgetown, 2008. 3315457. McDonald, Kevin P. Pirates, merchants, settlers, and slaves: Making an Indo-Atlantic trade world, 16401730 [Madagascar]. Ph.D., U. of California, Santa Cruz, 2008. 3317396. Patterson, Donna A. Expanding professional horizons: Female pharmacists in twentieth century Dakar, Senegal. Ph.D., Indiana U., 2008. 3319926. Plageman, Nathan A. Everybody likes Saturday night: A social history of popular music and masculinities in urban Gold Coast/Ghana, c. 1900-1970. Ph.D., Indiana U., 2008. 3319904. Language Ast, Rodney L. Late Antique and Byzantine papyri in the collection of the Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena. Ph.D., U. of Toronto (Can.), 2008. NR39986. Boyer, Barbara. Histoire, nation et identite: Les femmes dans l’espace autobiographique entre la France et l’Algerie. Ph.D., U. of Southern California, 2008. 3311123. Buell, Leston Chandler. Issues in Zulu verbal morphosyntax. Ph.D., U. of California, Los Angeles, 2005. 3316976. Mack, Katherine Elizabeth. A generative failure: The public hearings of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Ph.D., U. of California, Irvine, 2008. 3318700. O’Dell, Emily Jane. Excavating the emotional landscape of ancient Egyptian literature. Ph.D., Brown U., 2008. 3318347. Purvis, Tristan Michael. A linguistic and discursive analysis of register variation in Dagbani [Ghana]. Ph.D., Indiana, 2008. 3322533. Roberson, Joshua Aaron. The Book of the Earth: A study of ancient Egyptian symbol-systems and the evolution of New Kingdom cosmographic models. Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2007. 3292068. Soliman, Abdelmeneim. The changing role of Arabic in religious discourse: A sociolinguistic study of Egyptian Arabic. Ph.D., Indiana U. of Pennsylvania, 2008. 3315403. Starwalt, Coleen Grace Anderson. The acoustic correlates of ATR harmony in seven- and nine-vowel African languages: A phonetic inquiry into phonological structure. Ph.D., U. of Texas at Arlington, 2008. 3324368. Law Egbuiwe, Rose N. Where the dead are buried: Property rights and poverty alleviation in Africa [Nigeria]. Ph.D., Northeastern U., 2008. 3315387. Literature Eppelsheimer, Natalie. Homecomings and homemakings: Stefanie Zweig and the exile experience in, out of, and nowhere in Africa [Kenya]. Ph.D., U. of California, Irvine, 2008. 3321571. Getrost, Kara. From innocent play to imperial survey: Adolescent rites of passage in the British and German adventure novels of sub-Saharan Africa, 1870-1905. Ph.D., U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008. 3315708. Giraldez-Betron, Rocio. Migration, subjectivity and global mobility in contemporary U.S., Spanish and Moroccan literature, film and dance. Ph.D., U. of California, 2008. 3328249. Hunt, Emma. Urban space in South African literature: Johannesburg. Ph.D., U. of Toronto (Can.), 2005. NR39702. Lincoln, Sarah L. Expensive shit: Aesthetic economies of waste in postcolonial Africa. Ph.D., Duke U., 2008. 3315553. McDow, Thomas Franklin. Arabs and Africans: Commerce and kinship from Oman to the East African interior, c. 1820-1900 [Tanzania & Burundi]. Ph.D., Yale U., 2008. 3317172. Mosher, Sarah Elizabeth. Shooting the canon: Feminine autobiographical voices of the French-speaking world [Algeria]. Ph.D., U. of Arizona, 2008. 3315625. Namaseb, Levi. anguage, environment and community in storytelling of Khekhoe, !Khomani!, English and Afrikaans in Southern Africa [Namibia & South Africa]. Ph.D., U. of Toronto (Can.), 2006. NR39957. Ntiranyibagira, Zenaide. Les recits de vie africains et antillais au feminin: Violence et espoir. Ph.D., State U. of New York at Buffalo, 2008. 3320522. Root, Melissa Rae. The political is personal: The female body as site for Zimbabwe’s historical memory in the fiction of Yvonne Vera. Ph.D., U. of Denver, 2008. 3310942. Sagawa, Jessie. Daughters of Makewana: A critical and contextual study of women in selected Malawian novels in English. Ph.D., U. of New Brunswick (Can.), 2006. NR41246. Temiz, Ayse Deniz. Gens inconnus: Political and literary habitations of postcolonial border spaces [Algeria]. Ph.D., State U. of New York at Binghamton, 2008. 3320028. Mass Communications Burg, Suzanne M.M.. Fixing famine: The politics of information in famine early warning [Ethiopia]. Ph.D., U. of California, San Diego, 2008. 3310873. Ngare, Joseph K. Neoliberal global governance: A study of how international development organizations transform East African mediascapes. Ph.D., Carleton U. (Can.), 2008. NR40530. Music Bere, Wonderful G. Urban Grooves: The performance of politics in Zimbabwe’s hip hop music. Ph.D., New York U., 2007. 3320761. Philosophy Danabo, Pelle Darota. From Africa of states to United Africa: Towards Africana democracy. Ph.D., U. of Kansas, 2008. 3316250. Mushamalirwa Cicura, Donatien. Identity and historicity: Hermeneutics of contemporary African marginality. Ph.D., Boston Coll., 2008. 3318130. Tushabe, Caroline M. Identified out of existence: Negotiating the self in postcolonial paradox and the parameters of global sexual identities. Ph.D., State U. of New York at Binghamton, 2008. 3320981. Physical Sciences Koehler, Kirsten. The impact of natural dust aerosol on warm and cold cloud formation [Northern Africa]. Ph.D., Colorado State U., 2008. 3321289. Smith, Travis Allen. Observational analyses and idealized numerical simulations of African wave dynamics [West Africa]. Ph.D., Florida State U., 2008. 3321529. Steel, Katherine Deaton. Energy system development in Africa: The case of grid and off-grid power in Kenya. Ph.D., Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., 2008. 0820314. Tidwell, Amy C. Assessing the impacts of climate change on river basin management: A new method with application to the Nile River [East Africa]. Ph.D., Georgia Inst. of Tech., 2006. 3316829. Political Science Ansah, Esi E. Investigating the role of service interactions in perceptions of service quality: The case of the Ghanaian public sector. Ph.D., Rutgers U., 2008. 3326979. Dede, Alper Y. Islamism, state control over religion and social identity: Turkey and Egypt. Ph.D., Western Michigan U., 2008. 3323518. Emmanuel, Nikolas George. Conditioning Relations: Evaluating a political conditionality approach [Cameroon & Malawi]. Ph.D., U. of California, Davis, 2008. 3315938. Francis, Dana J. Explaining democratic differences in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger. Ph.D., Tuffs U., 2007. 3320162. Halpaap, Achim A. “Pluralism by design” and the politics of public participation: Air quality governance reform in South Africa. Ph.D., Yale U., 2008. 3317122. Hamad, Mahmoud. When the gavel speaks: Judicial politics in modern Egypt. Ph.D., U. of Utah, 2008. 3321551. Lokko, Christine Naa Norley. Understanding the motivations of Ghanaian bureaucrats. Ph.D., West Virginia U., 2008. 3326488. Macharia, Sarah Wambui. A feminist postempiricist study of approaches to the governance of urban ‘informal’ trade: Case studies of Nairobi and Durban. Ph.D., York U. (Can.), 2008. NR39032. Makano, Rosemary Fumpa. Does institutional capacity matter? A case study of the Zambian Forestry Department. Ph.D., U. of Missouri, Saint Louis, 2008. 3323327. Mothusi, Bashi. Public sector reforms and managing change in Botswana: The case of Performance Management System (PMS). Ph.D., Cleveland State U., 2008. 3323211. Ng’oma, Alex Mwamba. Non-governmental organizations as agents of democratization: Evidence from the Republic of Zambia. Ph.D., Southern Illinois U. at Carbondale, 2008. 3320301. Peprah, Kissi K. Impact of mining activities on deforestation in the mining communities of Ghana: The case of Obuasi. Ph.D., Capella U., 2008. 3324733. Quest, Matthew. C. L. R. James, direct democracy, and national liberation struggles. Ph.D., Brown U., 2008. 3318351. Rinehart, Christine Sixta. Volatile breeding grounds: The origins of terrorism within social movements [Egypt]. Ph.D., U. of South Carolina, 2008. 3321435. Rudolph, Rachael M. Mobilizing movements, mobilizing contemporary Islamic resistance [Algeria]. Ph.D., West Virginia U., 2008. 3326497. van Gorp, Annemijn. Increasing regulatory capacity: The role of the region in shaping national ICT policy in Southern Africa. Ph.D., Pennsylvania State U., 2008. 3325990. Psychology Isakson, Brian Louis. “Getting better” after torture from the perspective of the survivor. Ph.D., Georgia State U., 2008. 3326936. Yucelen, A Guldeniz. Systems of care and the psychological needs of children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Kenya: An exploratory study. Psy.D., Rutgers U., 2007. 3321878. Religion Dada, Isaiah Ekundayo. Defibrillation of peace: A Christian clergy’s approach towards the restoration of peace in the Nigerian interfaith community. D.Min., Claremont Sch. of Theo., 2008. 3318971. Iliya, Eunice Musa. Alcoholism and youth spirituality in the Zing District of The United Methodist Church in Nigeria. D.Min., Claremont Sch. of Theo., 2008. 3318972. Machinga, Gift Kudakwashe. The teaching ministry of the Church: A guide for pastors in preparing candidates for baptism and confirmation. D.Min., Claremont Sch. of Theo., 2008. 3329195. Powers, Boyd S. An interdependence model for mission: Alliance between the Oregon Ministry Network and the Malawi Assemblies of God. D.Min., Assemblies of God Theo. Sem., 2008. 3311272. Social Work Diaconu, Mioara. Social capital: The missing link between HIV/AIDS knowledge, attitudes, and related behaviors among young women in Tanzania. Ph.D., U. of Texas at Arlington, 2008. 3320039. Sociology De Carvalho, Julio Cesar. The uncertain journey: The diasporic effects on the identity, education, and achievement of Cape Verdean immigrants. Ed.D., Cambridge Coll., 2008. 3315576. Fairfax, Colita Nichols. The philosophical and psychological analysis of African personhood and selfunderstanding. Ph.D., Temple U., 2008. 3326600. Goris, Acha George. An ecological counseling exploration of common marital issues faced by African immigrants in the United States. Ed.D., U. of Cincinnati, 2008. 3323878. Hattori, Megan Klein. Trust, commitment, fidelity, and condom use among young adults in Tanzania. Ph.D., U. of Maryland, College Park, 2008. 3307859. Itto, Dominic A. Self-sufficiency and adjustment among Sudanese refugees in Tennessee. Ph.D., Walden U., 2008. 3311287. Kelly, Michele. The experiences of refugee youth from the conflicts in the Sudan: A collective case study. Ph.D., Louisiana State U., 2007. 3322170. Kilonzo, Rehema Godfrey. Land conflict in subsaharan Africa: Development and evictions along the Morogoro highway, Tanzania. Ph.D., U. of Minnesota, 2008. 3321908. Madueke, Chizoba Nwora (Zee). The role of leadership in governance: The Nigerian experience. 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