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. 71, no. 3-6 (Sept.-Dec. 2010). This is the 88th quarterly supplement to American and Canadian Doctoral Dissertations and Master's Theses on Africa, 1974-1987 (1989). Agriculture Alabi, Olufemi Joseph. Studies on epidemiology, molecular detection and genetic diversity of selected viruses infecting cassava and wine grapes. Ph.D., Washington State U., 2009. Kimaro, Anthony Anderson. Sequential agroforestry systems for improving fuelwood supply and crop yield in semi-arid Tanzania. Ph.D., U. of Toronto (Can.), 2009. Moswete, Naomi. Stakeholder perspectives on the potential for community-based ecotourism development and support for the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in Botswana. Ph.D., U. of Florida, 2009. Walker, Kendra L. Moving away from prescriptive pachyderm palliatives: Toward an integrated assessment of farmer-elephant conflict in Gabon. Ph.D., U. of Michigan, 2010. Welch, Cara Renae. Chemistry and pharmacology of kinkeliba (Combretum micranthum), a West African medicinal plant [Senegal]. Ph.D., Rutgers U. – New Brunswick, 2010. Anthropology Annear, Christopher McAlaine. Weathering the commons: Resilience and heterogeneity in an inland fishery, Mweru-Luapula, Zambia. Ph.D., Boston U.,2010. Apaak, Clement Abas. The socio-economic role of salt in northern highland Ethiopia. Ph.D., Simon Fraser U. (Can.), 2008. Basarudin, Azzarina. In search of moral communities of Muslims: Gender justice, intellectual activism and feminist politics [Egypt]. Ph.D., U. of California, Los Angeles, 2009. Boyd, Lydia C. Saving one's self: Ugandan youth, sexual abstinence, and born-again Christianity in the time of AIDS. Ph.D., New York U., 2010. Chouin, Gerard. Forests of power and memory: An archaeology of sacred groves in the Eguafo polity, Southern Ghana (c. 500-1900 A.D.). Ph.D., Syracuse U., 2009. Cohen, David Reed. Histories of the subaltern from the Kgalagadi's fringe, Botswana. Ph.D., U. of California, Berkeley, 2009. Curtis, Maria F. Sound faith: Nostalgia, global spirituality, and the making of the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music. Ph.D., U. of Texas at Austin, 2007. Davis, Alicia L. Landscapes of conservation: History, perceptions, and practice around Tarangire National Park, Tanzania. Ph.D., U. of Colorado at Boulder, 2010. Debela, Mengistu Dessalegn. Institutional practices, natural resource management and livelihood strategies in Muhur, southwest Ethiopia. Ph.D.,Syracuse U., 2009. Detwiler, Kate M. Natural hybridization between Cercopithecus mitis x C. ascanius in Gombe National Park, Tanzania. Ph.D., New York U., 2010. 3396649. Deubel, Tara Flynn. Between homeland and exile: Poetry, memory, and identity in Sahrawi communities. Ph.D., The U. of Arizona, 2010. Finch, Heloise C. Governing rights in La Reunion: Social legislation,landholding, housing and the making of France in the Indian Ocean, 1946-2009. Ph.D., U. of Michigan, 2010. Fokwang, Jude Thaddeus Dingbobga. Being young in Old Town: Youth subjectivities and associational life in Bamenda. Ph.D., U. of Toronto (Can.), 2008. Gallagher, Daphne E. Farming beyond the escarpment: Society, environment, and mobility in precolonial southeastern Burkino Faso. Ph.D., U. of Michigan, 2010. Gerrets, Rene Pierre. Globalizing international health: The cultural politics of 'partnership' in Tanzanian malaria control. Ph.D., New York University, 2010. Ginter, Jaime Kristen. A bioarchaeological study of mid-Holocene communities in the Eastern Cape, South Africa: The interface between foraging and pastoralism. Ph.D., U. of Toronto (Can.), 2008. Goldberg, Amanda Rae. Stolen voices: Literacy, identity, and acculturation of resettled Somali-Bantu refugees. Ph.D., Indiana U. of Pennsylvania, 2010. Hegel, Christine. Breach of trust: Customary/commercial documents and practices of private law in an Egyptian port. Ph.D., City U. of New York, 2009. Morgan, Katie L. "To heal the wounds": Namibian Ovaherero's contests over coming to terms with the German colonial past. Ph.D., The U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010. Palmo, Maria. The artistic process in community development: Disclosing cultural narrative and identity through art practices in Uganda. Ed.D., U. of San Francisco, 2010. Pandey, Annarose Yamuna. Nostalgic lives: Memory and place in Sidi Ifni [Morocco]. Ph.D., Cornell U., 2010. Rector, Amy Lynn. Mammal community evolution and biogeography through time in the Western Cape, South Africa. Ph.D., Arizona State U., 2010. Rhani, Zakaria. Le culte de Ben Yeffou: Sainteté, rituel et pouvoir au Maroc. Ph.D., U. de Montreal (Can.), 2009. Royer, Danielle Frances. Morphometric variation in the appendicular skeleton of recent and prehistoric humans. Ph.D., State U. of New York at Stony Brook, 2009. Selby, Jennifer A. The shifting boundaries of gender politics and laicite: An ethnography of firstgeneration Muslim Maghrebian women in a Parisian banlieue. Ph.D., McMaster U. (Can.), 2008. Shih, Shang-Ying. Interdisciplinary approaches to ancient Egyptian visual culture and visualities: Spectatorship, gender, sexuality, and power. Ph.D., U.of California, Berkeley, 2009. Theroux-Benoni, Lori-Anne. Manufacturing conflict?: An ethnographic study of the news community in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. Ph.D., U. of Toronto (Can.), 2009. Weissbrod, Lior. The small animals of Maasai settlement: Ethnoarchaeological investigations of the commensalism model. Ph.D., Washington U. in St. Louis, 2010. Wimbley-Brodnax, Erik Christopher. Psychiatry and the penc: Cosmopolitanism, 'medicoscapes', and faith at Clinique Moussa Diop, Dakar, Senegal. Ph.D., U. of Chicago, 2010. Woestman, Lois. The emperors, new clothes: "Post-socialism", property and power in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (1991-2001). Ph.D., New School U., 2010. Yamamoto, Kei. A Middle Kingdom pottery assemblage from North Abydos. Ph.D., U. of Toronto (Can.), 2009. Biological Sciences Bimber, Benjamin Nielson. Host and viral genetic factors influencing immunodeficiency virus infection [Mauritius]. Ph.D., U. of Wisconsin-Madison,2009. Chiyo, Patrick Ilukol. Socio-ecology and behavior of crop raiding elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem, Kenya. Ph.D., Duke U., 2010. Clark, Connie Jane. Factors that determine patterns of seedling recruitment in an Afrotropical forest [Congo]. Ph.D., U. of Florida, 2009. Gallant, Caroline J. Functional and genetic dissection of anti-mycobacterial immunity [South Africa]. Ph.D., McGill U. (Can.), 2009. Knapp, Eli. Western Serengeti people shall not die: The relationship between Serengeti National Park and rural household economies in Tanzania. Ph.D., Colorado State U., 2009. Moorthy, Anitha. Resistance to nevirapine and its impact on strategies to prevent and treat HIV infection in children living in resource-poor countries [South Africa]. Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins U., 2010. Morelli, Toni Lyn. Dispersal, kinship, and genetic structure of an endangered Madagascar primate, Propithecus edwardsi. Ph.D., State U. of New York at Stony Brook, 2008. Muir, Matthew James. Predator conservation and conflict in the rangelands of western Botswana: Evaluating the strategies and conditions that mitigate livestock loss. Ph.D., U. of California, Davis, 2009. Mwampamba, Tuyeni Heita. Forest recovery and carbon sequestration under shifting cultivation in the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania: Landscape and landuse effects. Ph.D., U. of California, Davis, 2009. Tung, Jenny. Functional and evolutionary genetics of a wild baboon population. Ph.D., Duke U., 2010. Ukizintambara, Tharcisse. Forest edge effects on the behavioral ecology of l'Hoest's monkey Cercopithecus lhoesti) in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. Ph.D., Antioch U. New England, 2010. Wroblewski, Emily Elizabeth. Paternity and father-offspring relationships in wild chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii [Tanzania]. Ph.D., U. of Minnesota, 2010. Business Administration Agbanu, Samuel Kwami. The impact of stakeholder collaboration on effectiveness of health program implementation in Ghana. Ph.D., Walden U., 2010. Anyamele, Richard U. Exploring why Nigerians are not returning to Nigeria after post secondary education in South Florida. Ph.D., U. of Phoenix, 2009. Iwuh, Paschal C. Leadership at NEEDS: A study of the frequency in which leaders at the Nigerian National Economic and Empowerment Development Strategy (NEEDS) exhibit transformational leadership characteristics as measured by the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire. Ph.D., Capella U., 2010. Mangatu, Naomi Mawia. Beyond the glass ceiling: A phenomenological study of women managers in the Kenyan banking industry. Ph.D., U. of Phoenix, 2010. Munyanyiwa, Takaruza. Impact of cultural context on the transfer of best leadership practices by international hotel firms [Zimbabwe]. D.M., U. of Phoenix, 2009. Okenwa, Gabriel. Leadership, strategy, and performance in the banking industry of emerging economies: The Nigeria experience. D.B.A., U. of Phoenix, 2009. Salifu, Justice R. The nexus of service performance and service quality: A study of the Ghanaian retail banking industry. Ph.D., Capella U., 2010. Cinema Bomba, Mutheu. Driving on an unpaved road: The case of the arts and film industry in the Republic of Namibia. Ph.D., Howard U., 2010. Earth Sciences Abd El-Rahman, Yassar Medhat Hassan. Geochemistry of the Neoproterozoic Wadi Ghadir and Fawakhir ophiolites and associated rocks, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt: Implication for geodynamic setting. Ph.D., U. of Windsor, 2009. Folinsbee, Kaila Erin. Evolutionary history and biogeography of papionin monkeys [South Africa]. Ph.D., U. of Toronto (Can.), 2008. Gabr, Safwat Salah. Structural and remote sensing studies of gold mineralization and associated alteration in Abu-Marawat area, northern Eastern Desert, Egypt. Ph.D., Saint Louis U., 2009. Lyons, Robert P. Stratigraphic and hydrologic responses to tropical climate variability: Scientific drilling in Lake Malawi, East Africa. Ph.D., Syracuse U., 2009. Reusch, Angela. Using seismic data to interpret the mechanism for Cenozoic volcanism beneath Ross Island, Antarctica and the Cameroon volcanic line, West Africa. Ph.D., Pennsylvania State U., 2009. Shabel, Alan Bryan. Craniodental morphology and biogeochemistry of African carnivorans: Toward a new model of Plio-Pleistocene hominin evolution. Ph.D., U. of California, Berkeley, 2009. Wen, Caihong. A mechanistic study of Atlantic meridional overturning circulation changes on tropical Atlantic climate. Ph.D., Texas A&M U., 2009. Economics Olale, Edward. Income diversification among fishing communities in western Kenya. Ph.D., U. of Guelph (Can.), 2010. Boly, Amadou. On the external validity of laboratory experiments [Burkino Faso]. Ph.D., U. de Montreal (Can.), 2009. Boumbouya, Raymond K. Exchange rate change, the trade balance and output growth in developing countries: Evidence from the CFA Franc Zone [West Africa]. Ph.D., The American U., 2009. Diallo, Mamadou Bobo. Fiscal policy, external debt sustainability, and economic growth: Theory and empirical evidence for selected sub-Saharan African countries. Ph.D., New School U., 2010. Gariba, Shaibu Ahmed. Race, ethnicity, immigration and jobs: Labour market access among Ghanaian and Somali youth in the Greater Toronto Area. Ph.D., U. of Toronto, 2009. Jacobson, Sarah Andrea. Essays in experimental and environmental economics [Rwanda]. Ph.D., Georgia State U., 2010. Kapoor, Shruti. Three applied essays in development economics [South Africa]. Ph.D., U. of California, Riverside, 2010. Milambo, Chola. Financial dollarization and institutional quality in Sub-Saharan Africa. Ph.D., Howard U., 2010. Mushi, Delphina Prosper. The Value Added Tax: Annual vs lifetime perspective evidence from Tanzania household data. Ph.D., Colorado State U., 2009. Null, Alex Chair. Donors' decisions and dirty drinking water: Three essays on development economics [Kenya]. Ph.D., U. of California, Berkeley, 2009. Ogunremi, Omolola. Financial development and economic growth: A comparative study of selected developing countries. Ph.D., Howard U., 2010. Oyoo, Edwin M. Human security and environmental sustainability: The impact of environmental factors on socio-economic systems in the Horn of Africa. Ph.D., Howard U., 2010. Pienarr, Elizabeth Frances. Improving the performance of community-based wildlife management programs: Evidence of Botswana. Ph.D., U. of California, Davis, 2009. Saroukhanian, Talin. What happens when Uganda is SAPped!: Have Uganda's structural adjustment policies increased women's poverty?. Ph.D., State U. of New York at Albany, 2010. Education Abah, Matthew Akor. Relationship between religious membership and attitudes toward people with exceptionalities in Nigeria. Ed.D., Columbia U. Teachers Coll., 2009. Amakyi, Michael. High school principals in South West Ghana: Profiles and perceptions regarding problems of practice. Ph.D., U. of Dayton, 2010. Backman, Stephen. Policy as practice: Local appropriation of language and education policies in Lesotho primary schools. Ph.D., Michigan State U., 2009. Bhanji, Zahra. Transnational private authority in education policy: A case study of Microsoft Corporation in Jordan and South Africa. Ph.D., U. of Toronto (Can.), 2009. Coulibaly, Modibo. Impact des TIC sur le sentiment d'auto-efficacité des enseignants du secondaire au Niger et leur processus d'adoption d'une innovation. Ph.D., U. de Montreal (Can.), 2009. Dove-Edwin, Francis H.T. The fitness parameters of 14-17 year old children in Sierra Leone. Ed.D., United States Sports Acad., 2009. Eynon, Diane E. Interpreting the economic growth and development policies of post-apartheid South Africa: Its influence on higher education and prospects for women. Ed.D., U. of Pennsylvania, 2010. Githembe, Purity Kanini. African refugee parents' involvement in their children's schools: Barriers and recommendations for improvement. Ed.D., U. of North Texas, 2009. Gwekerere, Bernard. A study of education sector policy prioritization in Africa during 1980-2000: A comparison of three policy perspectives. Ph.D., Michigan State U., 2009. Hartnell, Malcolm Richard. Oral contextualization: Communicating biblical truth to the Digo of Kenya. Ph.D., Fuller Theo. Sem., 2009. Ihedioha, Amanze Charles. The impact of war on the education of children in war-torn African regions: Parents' perceptions. Ph.D., Texas Woman's U., 2009. Kauffeldt, Johnathan Kirk. The Commission for Higher Education in Kenya: A case study regarding the establishment, role and operations of an intermediary body in the higher education system of a developing nation. Ph.D., U. of Toronto (Can.), 2009. Kgosidialwa, Keinyatse T. Parental involvement and expectations of children's academic achievement goals in Botswana: Parent's perceptions. Ph.D., U. of Northern Colorado, 2010. Kushner, Jennifer Lara Simka. Righteous commitment: Renewing, repairing, and restoring the worldWangari Maathai and the Green Belt Movement [Kenya]. Ed.D., National-Louis U., 2009. Lavoie, Constance. Education bilingue et developpement humain durable au Burkino Faso. Ph.D., McGill U. (Can.), 2009. Maikish, Athena. Universal primary education and decentralization in Ghana. Ph.D., New York U., 2010. Meyong, Colette Myoto. Facteurs facilitant l'implantation de l'apprentissage en ligne selon les administrateurs-enseignants, les enseignants et les étudiants des écoles normales supérieures camerounaises. Ph.D., U. of Ottawa, 2009. Mukhongo, Anna. Citizenship education in Kenya: A content analysis of state-sponsored social studies instructional materials. Ph.D., Clemson U., 2010. Mumuni, Samad Dimbie. A comparison of the six principles of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of the United States and the Persons with Disability Act of Ghana. Ed.D., Tennessee State U., 2010. Pagen, Christine Mary. International aid as informal educator: Exploring political attitudes and engagement in southern Sudan. Ph.D., Columbia U., 2010. Panga, George C. A study of adult students' perceptions of the traditional distance education programs and the option of a blended learning model in sub-Saharan Africa. Ph.D., Capella U., 2010. Pascarella, John. Blogging as critical praxis: Becoming a critical teacher educator in the age of participatory culture [South Africa]. Ph.D., McGill U. (Can.), 2009. Rahnema, Ladan. Emancipatory pedagogy and the Rastafarian movement: A case study of the Jamaican Rastafarian Development Community School in Ethiopia. Ed.D., George Washington U., 2010. Sabry, Manar A.. Foreign language instructed programs in public universities in Egypt: Implications for resource diversification, quality and equity in higher education. Ph.D., State U. of New York at Buffalo, 2010. Ssekannyo, Denis. Ugandan immigrant students' perceptions of barriers to academic achievement in American high schools. Ed.D., U. of the Pacific, 2010. Tawiah, Augustine. The role of mentoring in the educational attainment and career development of women presidents in colleges of education in Ghana. Ed.D., Memphis State U., 2009. Fine Arts Giorgis, Elizabeth Wolde. Ethiopian modernism: A subaltern perspective. Ph.D.,Cornell U., 2010. Folklore Mwangola, Salome. Performing our stories, performing ourselves: In search of Kenya's Uhuru Generation. Ph.D., Northwestern U., 2010. Geography Fredericks, Rosalind. Doing the dirty work: The cultural politics of garbage collection in Dakar, Senegal. Ph.D., U. of California, Berkeley, 2009. Gray, Angela M. Emplacing displacement: Cultural landscapes of refugee-hosting in Ukwimi, Zambia. Ph.D., U. of Kansas, 2009. Motamed, Mesbah J. Urbanization, agriculture, and economic output: Essays in economic geography. Ph.D., Purdue U., 2009. Pearson, Amber L. Health and vulnerability: Economic development in Ugandan pastoralist communities. Ph.D., U. of Washington, 2010. Sitko, Nicholas J. The fractured politics of food security: Maize, power, and hunger on a Zambian frontier. Ph.D., U. of Colorado at Boulder, 2010. Wawro, Patrick R. Gendered distances: A methodological inquiry into spatial analysis as an instrument for assessing gender equality in access to secondary schools in Mukono District, Uganda. Ph.D., Brigham Young U., 2010. Health Sciences Ajiri, Joseph I. Evaluation of blood banking practices during the HIV/AIDS era in Nigeria. D.H.A, Central Michigan U., 2010. Brown, Lilian B. HIV partner notification in Malawi: Comparing methods and predicting partner testing. Ph.D., The U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010. Burke, Holly McClain. Contraceptive continuation in Kenya. Ph.D., The U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010. Chamberland, Annie. Effet de l'initiation du traitement antirétroviral sur la diversité virale du VIH [Mali and Burkina Faso]. Ph.D., U. de Montreal (Can.), 2009. Condo, Jeanine. Assessment of infant feeding practices using a summary index and nutritional status among HIV-exposed infants in Rwanda. Ph.D., Tulane U.,2009. Fornadel, Christen Marie. Anopheline mosquito foraging behavior in an area with recent insecticide treated bed net introduction in southern Zambia. Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins U., 2010. Francisco, Leilani V. The synergy between intimate partner violence and HIV: Baseline findings from the SASA! study, a cluster randomized controlled community trial in Kampala, Uganda. Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins U., 2010. Gona, Clara Mashinya. The lived experience of Zimbabwean women being diagnosed and living with HIV/AIDS: A phenomenological study. Ph.D., Connell Sch. Of Nursing, 2010. Henning, Margaret Jo. Factors associated with school teachers' attitudes toward HIV prevention education in Lusaka, Zambia. Ph.D., Oregon State U., 2010. Ickes, Scott Bradley. Assessment of supplemental feeding with a locally-produced ready-to-use-food: The Byokulia Bisemeye mu Bantu program in Bundibugyo, Uganda. Ph.D., The U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010. Jackson, Jacqueline Florette. A GIS analysis of the environmental variables related to Rift Valley fever outbreaks [Kenya, Madagascar, and South Africa]. Ph.D., Old Dominion U., 2010. Kabali, Conrad Byera. The effects of cigarette smoking, treated tuberculosis, and isoniazid prophylaxis therapy on HIV disease progression and mortality [Tanzania]. Ph.D., Boston U., 2010. Kabomo-Magowe, Mabel Kefilwe Moeng. Development and psychometric evaluation of health protective sexual communication measures for young women aged 21-35 years attending selected MCH clinics in Gaborone, Botswana for HIV prevention. Ph.D., Emory U., 2008. Kwilu, Fulbert Nappa. Use of curative care for fever, acute respiratory infections, and diarrhea among children in rural areas of Democratic Republic of Congo. Ph.D., Tulane U., 2010. LaFleur, Verna V. Acculturation, social support, and self-esteem as predictors of mental health among foreign students: A study of Nigerian nursing students. Ph.D., Walden U., 2010. Lajoie, Julie. Etude des facteurs influençant la susceptibilité a l'infection au VIH chez des femmes africaines [Zimbabwe and Benin]. Ph.D., U. de Montreal, 2009. LeFevre, Amnesty. Enhancing diarrhea treatment services through community level zinc introduction in India, Mali, and Pakistan: Cost effectiveness and introduction at scale. Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins U., 2010. Mdodo, Rennatus M. Prevalence and susceptibility of Cryptococcus neoformans to fluconazole in HIV patients in Kenya. Dr.P.H., The U. of Alabama at Birmingham, 2010. Nabirye, Rose Chalo. Occupational stress, job satisfaction and job performance among hospital nurses in Kampala Uganda. Ph.D., The U. of Alabama at Birmingham, 2010. Njororai, Fletcher Jiveti. Factors predictive of HIV sero-status among married couples in Kenya using a national data set: Implications for health interventions. Ph.D., Texas Woman's U., 2009. Nowak, Rebecca G. Association of early HIV infection with new detection and viral load of human papillomavirus in Zimbabwean women. Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins U., 2010. Onyango, Monica Adhiambo. Women's experiences with abortion complications in the post war context of South Sudan. Ph.D., Boston Coll., 2010. Osborne, Alexandria K. Managing health care in a Libyan public hospital: A case study. Ph.D., Walden U., 2010. Powell, Mary Lindsay. Partnering with Bushbuckridge South Africa: Using participatory action to assess information needs. D.N.P., U. of Virginia, 2009. Shuaib, Faisal M.B. The association between aflatoxin B1 biomarker levels in pregnant women and birth outcomes in Kumasi, Ghana. Dr.P.H., The U. of Alabama at Birmingham, 2010. Thoma, Marie E. The epidemiology and natural history of bacterial vaginosis in Rakai, Uganda. Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins U., 2009. Wilson, Kinsley Rose. A manufactured solution? The transfer of technology to developing countries for the local production of affordable antiretrovirals: Case studies from Tanzania and South Africa. Ph.D., U. of Toronto (Can.), 2009. Winters, Anna M. Spatial analyses of vector-borne disease risk for allocation of disease prevention and control resources [Uganda]. Ph.D., Colorado State U., 2009. History Bendeck, Whitney Talley. "A" Force of deceit: The origins of British deception in North and East Africa during the Second World War. Ph.D., The Florida State U., 2009. Cooper, Louise Marie. H[dotbelow]ry-tp '3 n sp3t (Great Overlord of the Nome): The office of nomarch during the First Intermediate Period [Egypt]. Ph.D.,Memphis State U., 2009. Esese, Danson P Lumumba. The changing system of land ownership and its socio-economic effects in Lugari Division, western province of Kenya, c.1880-2000. Ph.D., Michigan State U., 2009. 3396036. Flemming, Tracy K. Negro: Travel and the pan-African immigration during the nineteenth century. Ph.D., U. of Michigan, 2010. Iromuanya, Julie. How radicalization leads to peace: Explaining the timing of negotiations in enduring intra-state conflicts [Nigeria]. Ph.D., U. of California, Los Angeles, 2009. Lamothe, Ronald M. Slaves of fortune: Sudanese soldiers and the River War, 1896-1898. Ph.D., Boston U., 2010. Lopez, Ariel G. Shenoute of Atripe and the uses of poverty [Egypt]. Ph.D., Princeton U., 2010. MacDonald, Mairi Stewart. The challenge of Guinean independence, 1958-1971. Ph.D., U. of Toronto (Can.), 2009. Onyedum, Jennifer Johnson. Humanizing warfare: The politics of medicine, health care, and international humanitarian intervention in Algeria, 1954-62. Ph.D., Princeton U., 2010. Soske, Jon. 'Wash me black again': African nationalism, the Indian diaspora, and Kwa-Zulu Natal, 1944-1960. Ph.D., U. of Toronto (Can.), 2009. Stone, Lotta M. Seeking asylum: German Jewish refugees in South Africa, 1933-1948. Ph.D., Clark U., 2010. Van Natter, Amy M. The Mary Carver affair: United States foreign policy and the Africa squadron,18411845 [Liberia]. Ph.D., City U. of New York, 2010. Washington-Weik, Nathalie. The resiliency of Yoruba traditional healing: 1922-1955. Ph.D., The U. of Texas at Austin, 2009. Wick, Alexis. Beyond art and science: Thalassographic epistemology and the history of the Ottoman Red Sea. Ph.D., Columbia U., 2010. Wright, Zachary Valentine. Embodied knowledge in West African Islam: Continuity and change in the gnostic community of Shaykh Ibrahim Niasse [Senegal]. Ph.D., Northwestern U., 2010. Information Science Ibrahim, Mahad. Peeling the onion: The case of the Information Technology Club project in Egypt. Ph.D., U. of California, Berkeley, 2009. Odutola, Kole Ade. The cyber-framing of Nigerian nationhood: Diaspora and the imagined nation. Ph.D., Rutgers U. - New Brunsick, 2010. Language Adams, Nikki. The Zulu ditransitive verb phrase. Ph.D., U. of Chicago, 2010. Amakye, Augustina. He says, she says: Do they "say" in the same way?: A case study of gendered online communication [Kenya]. Ph.D., Regent U., 2010. Andrew, Kingsbury. The origin and development of nonconcatenative morphology: Simpson [Ethiopia]. Ph.D., U. of California, Berkeley, 2009. Karegeye, Jean-Pierre Sadi. Rwanda: Ecritures de témoignage et éclatement de l'instance narrative. Ph.D., U. of California, Berkeley, 2009. Mackenzie, Sara. Contrast and similarity in consonant harmony processes. Ph.D., U. of Toronto (Can.), 2009. Morais, Katia Vierira. Negotiating linguistic diversity in world Englishes and world Portugueses [Cape Verde]. Ph.D., The U. of Arizona, 2010. Sherris, Arieh. Interaction and second language learning in rural Ghana. Ph.D., George Mason U., 2010. Spencer, Steffan A. The eighteenth century Ge'ez (Classical Ethiopic) manuscript: "A Trinitarian Theological Treatise from the Monastic Order of Daqiqa Estifanos". Ph.D., Howard U., 2010. Law Schlumberger, Charles. he implementation of the Yamoussoukro Decision. D.C.L., McGill U., 2009. Library Science Moulaison, Heather Lea. A framework for cultural heritage digital libraries in the developing world: Access to non-textual information for non-literate people in Morocco. Ph.D., Rutgers U. - New Brunswick, 2010. Literature Doubiago, Shawn Colleen. Writing wrongs: Representation and transformation in twentieth century women's writing on war and conflict. Ph.D., U. of California, Davis, 2010. Farhoud, Samira. Interventions autobiographiques au Maghreb: L'écriture comme moment de transmission des voix de femmes. Ph.D., U. de Montreal (Can.), 2009. Grayson, Erik. "The ones who cry": Aging and the anxiety of finitude in J. M. Coetzee's novels of senescence. Ph.D., State U. of New York at Binghampton, 2010. Guirguis, Fatin Morris. "The Vision of Theophilus": Resistance through orality among the persecuted Copts. Ph.D., Florida Atlantic U., 2010. Hernandez-Laroche, Araceli. Sartre's confrontation with colonialism: The Algerian case and his engagement against communism. Ph.D., U. of California, Berkeley, 2009. Jameson, Seth Corcoran. The desire for history: Algerian historical fiction in the 1980s. Ph.D., U. of California, Berkeley, 2009. Kitchiner, La'Nisa. Signifying structures: Representations of the house in African-American and Black southern African women's writing [Zimbabwe and South Africa]. Ph.D., Howard U., 2010. Lai, Sarah Rae. Knowledge in question: Rereading education in classic Francophone African and Caribbean novels. Ph.D., Northwestern U., 2010. Lassi, Etienne-Marie. Roman et cinéma en Afrique francophone Novélisation et transferts sémiologiques du filmique au littéraire. Ph.D., U. of Ottawa (Can.), 2009. Mafe, Diana Adesola. Mixed bodies, separate races: The trope of the "(tragic) mulatto" in twentiethcentury African literature [South Africa]. Ph.D., McMaster U. (Can.), 2008. Mamelouk, Douja Mariem. Redirecting al-nazar: Contemporary Tunisian women novelists return the gaze. Ph.D., Georgetown U., 2010. Moussa, Mark. I Have Been Reading the Holy Gospels by Shenoute of Atripe (Discourses 8, Work 1): Coptic text, translation, and commentary [Egypt]. Ph.D., The Catholic U. of America, 2010. Okunowo, Abayomi Victor. Osundare's intrigues of tongues: Ways of meaning in an African bilingual literary corpus [Nigeria]. Ph.D., U. of Colorado at Boulder, 2010. Pressley-Sanon, Antoinette. A grain of salt: Remembering the trans-Atlantic slave trade in Benin Republic and Haiti. Ph.D., U. of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009. Siegel, Irene Rachel. Authorizing narrative: Negotiations of belonging in North African literature. Ph.D., U. of California, Berkeley, 2009. Tracy, Jonathan Edward. Science, Egypt, and escapism in Lucan. Ph.D., U. of Toronto, 2009. Wolff, Jenny Anne. Postmodernism, interculturality, (post)colonialism: Uwe Timm's "Morenga" (1978) and Etienne van Heerden's "Ancestral Voices" (1986) [South Africa]. Ph.D., U. of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009. Mass Communications Mavuso Mda, Adele. Staff turnover in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector in South Africa. Ph.D., Ohio U., 2010. Nkunzimana, Gerard. Interactions humain-machine et différences culturelles: L'utilisabilité Bantu comparée. Ph.D., U. de Montreal, 2009. Music Branch, Sonja D. The creation and evolution of James DeMars's "Sabar: Concerto for African Drums and Orchestra" [Senegal]. D.M.A., Arizona State U., 2010. Cupido, Conroy Alan. Significant influences in the composition of Hendrik Hofmeyr's song cycle, "Alleenstryd" [South Africa]. D.M.A., U. of North Texas, 2009. 3399409. Flaig, Vera H. The politics of representation and transmission in the globalization of Guinea's djembe. Ph.D., U. of Michigan, 2010. Gerber, Elizabet Cornelia. An annotated bibliography of South African oboe music. D.M.A., Arizona State U., 2010. McGraw, Matthew Neil. Heterosis: Hybrid teaching and learning methods in sabar drumming [Senegal]. D.M.A., Arizona State U., 2010. Racanelli, David. Diasporic jeliya in New York: A study of Mande griot repertoire and performance practice. Ph.D., City U. of New York, 2010. Philosophy Anyanwu, Christian C. The African and conscientization: A critical approach to African social and political thought with particular reference to Nigeria. Ph.D., Union Inst. and U., 2009. Physical Sciences Ezenezi, Robins E. The impact of wireless phone technology on users in Nigeria. Ph.D., Walden U., 2010. Gibson, Kristen Elizabeth. Tangential flow ultrafiltration and molecular detection of surrogates and pathogens in large-volume environmental water samples [Ghana]. Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins U., 2010. Radford, Todd Craig. The Town lattice truss: An appropriate bridge technology for developing countries [DR Congo]. Ph.D., Massachusetts Instit. Of Technology, 2010. Scheidt, Stephen Paul. Aeolian system dynamics derived from thermal infrared data [Chad, Mali, & Mauritania]. Ph.D., U. of Pittsburgh, 2009. Political Science Akuffo, Edward Ansah. Canada's non-imperial internationalism in Africa: Understanding Canada's security policy in the AU and ECOWAS. Ph.D., U. of Alberta (Can.), 2010. Batty, Fodei Joseph. What role for ethnicity?: Political behavior and mobilization in post-conflict Sierra Leone and Liberia. Ph.D., Western Michigan U., 2010. Bryan, John Rodney. Regional transitions from conflict to post-conflict: Observed leadership practices [Uganda]. D.B.A., U. of Phoenix, 2009. Chinchilla, Fernando A. Paix soutenable. Rapports de force et affaiblissement des extrémistes en Angola, en Colombie, au Salvador et au Mozambique de 1989 à 1999. Ph.D., U. de Montreal (Can.), 2008. Daniels, Christopher. State failure, terrorism, and piracy in an interconnected world: Somalia as a test case for the global security concerns of the 21st century. Ph.D., Howard U., 2010. Desrosiers, Marie-Eve. Opposition, politicisation and simplification: Social and psychological mechanisms of elite-led mobilisation [Rwanda]. Ph.D., U. of Toronto (Can.), 2008. Gore, Christopher David. Power and process: The politics of electricity sector reform in Uganda. Ph.D., U. of Toronto (Can.), 2008. Haywood, Keisha S. This land is my land: Secessionist group leaders' decisions to decrease or increase the level of violence they use [Senegal and Sudan]. Ph.D., Emory U., 2009. Honig, Or Arthur. How radicalization leads to peace: Explaining the timing of negotiations in enduring intra-state conflicts [South Africa]. Ph.D., U. of California, Los Angeles, 2009. Johnson, Martha Claire. Democracy and the emergence of meritocratic bureaucracies: Explaining variation in the Senegalese state. Ph.D., U. of California, Berkeley, 2009. Kanyako, Vandy. Donors and local civil society interaction in peacebuilding in post-war Sierra Leone. Ph.D., George Mason U., 2010. Kebede, Admassu. The invention of Amhara nationalism: Ethnicity and national identity in Ethiopia. Ph.D., George Mason U., 2010. Konold, Carrie S. Shari'ah and the secular state: Popular support for and opposition to Islamic family law in Senegal. Ph.D., U. of Michigan, 2010. Mgonja, Boniface. Alternative thinking on governance: A critical analysis of structure and uncertainty in embedding good governance at the local level in Tanzania. Ph.D., U. of Alberta (Can.), 2010. Peercy, Chavanne Lenise. Local leadership in democratic transition: Paving the way or barring the route? [Liberia and Burundi]. Ph.D., Tulane U., 2010. Rodio, Emily Brooke. More than truth: Democracy and South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Ph.D., Syracuse U., 2009. Saleh, Yustina. Confinements and liberations: The many faces of the veil [Egypt]. Ph.D., Rutgers U. New Brunswick, 2010. Sappleton, Shan J. Towards explaining variations in ethnic politicization in sub-Saharan Africa: A comparative study of Senegal and Cote d'Ivoire. Ph.D., The U. of Oklahoma, 2010. Scacco, Alexandra. Who riots? Explaining individual participation in ethnic violence [Nigeria]. Ph.D., Columbia U., 2010. Sergenti, Ernest John. Applying recent advances in political methodology to problems in comparative politics. Ph.D., New York U., 2010. Thomas-Lake, Hillary. Keeping promises: Building sustainable peace after the Peace Accord [Senegal]. Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins U., 2010. Turner, Robin Lanette. Politics where the wild things are: Nature tourism, property rights, and traditional leadership, and the State in rural Botswana and South Africa. Ph.D., U. of California, Berkeley, 2009. Vaidyanathan, Karthik. Explaining unexpected electoral openings in authoritarian systems: A comparative analysis of parliamentary elections [Egypt and Algeria]. Ph.D., U. of California, San Diego, 2010. Vian, Taryn. Good governance and performance-based budgeting: Factors affecting reform progress in Lesotho hospitals. Ph.D., Boston U., 2010. Wiafe-Amoako, Francis. Human security and conflict management: Post-conflict reconstruction in Sierra Leone 2002 to 2009. Ph.D., Howard U., 2010. Psychology Gilmore, Miranda. A guided narrative inquiry into Kenyan and American life. Psy.D., Alliant International U., San Diego, 2009. Lipschitz, David. A transpersonal exploration of Ginn Fourie's and Letlapa Mphahlele's journey of forgiveness [South Africa]. Ph.D., Inst. of Transpersonal Psychology, 2010. Religion Griffin, Robert Calvin. The worship of Syro-Canaanite deities in Egypt: Iconographic, epigraphic, and historical analyses of the New Kingdom evidence. Ph.D., Memphis State U., 2009. Hendrickson, Jocelyn N. The Islamic obligation to emigrate: al-Wansharisi's Asna a l-matajir reconsidered [North Africa]. Ph.D., Emory U., 2009. Kiboko, J. Kabamba. Divination in 1 Samuel 28 and beyond: An African study in the politics of translation. Ph.D., U. of Denver, 2010. MacLeod, Erin Christine. Leaving out of Babylon, into whose father's land?: The Ethiopian perception of the repatriated Rastafari. Ph.D., McGill U. (Can.), 2009. Odimmegwa, Augustine Okwunna. Widowhood and the dignity of womanhood in Igboland: A pastoral challenge to the discipleship of the Roman Catholic Church in Igboland. Ph.D., Fordham U., 2010. Soenksen, Jason Russell. Paenitentia, patientia, profectus: Penance, endurance, and moral progress in Origen and the Alexandrian tradition of interpretation of Pss 37-38 (LXX). Ph.D., Hebrew Union Coll., 2010. Social Work Minnick, Dorlisa J. The factors influencing the sexual practices of adolescents in three African nations [Ghana, Malawi, and Uganda]. Ph.D., The Catholic U. of America, 2010. Sociology Aggor, Adolphine Y. Changing actors, unchanging policies: A case study of Ghanaian women's organizations and the state. Ph.D., Carleton U. (Can.), 2009. Amaefule, Ezewuchi Fidelis. External costs of oil and gas exploration in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. Ph.D., Argosy U., 2009. Bailie, Joy LaChelle. The role of ethnic cultural brokers and social networks in access to refugee resettlement services: An analysis of Sudanese refugee resettlement in Omaha, Nebraska. Ph.D., New School U., 2010. Kabbanji, Lama. Vers une régionalisation de la gestion des migrations en Afrique de l'Ouest: La politique a l'épreuve de la pratique. Ph.D., U. de Montreal (Can.), 2008. Kirubi, Charles Gathu. Expanding access to off-grid rural electrification in Africa: An analysis of community-based micro-grids in Kenya. Ph.D., U. of California, Berkeley, 2009. Nahmias, Petra. The social epidemiology of maternal obesity in Egypt. Ph.D., Princeton U., 2010. Okolo, Nicholas Ishimi. Leadership analysis: An investigation of the relationships between leadership styles of the African immigrants' heads of the households and success of the African immigrants in the United States. Ph.D., Capella U., 2010. Slocum, Susan. Sustainable community tourism development: The case of Tanzania. Ph.D., Clemson U., 2010. Stakhanov, Oleg V. Diversification of livelihood activities in Ghana's households: Effects of HIV, stress and selected socioeconomic factors. Ph.D., Iowa State U., 2010. Thiombiano, Bilampoa. Ruptures d'unions conjugales au Burkina Faso: Causes et effets sur les femmes et leurs enfants. Ph.D., U. de Montreal (Can.), 2009. Speech Communication Nur, Sophia Abdi. Gender, sexual communication, and condom negotiation: A case study of the Addis Ababa University Modeling and Reinforcement to Combat HIV/AIDS project. Ph.D., Howard U., 2010. Theater Stathaki, Aktina. Adaptation and performance of Greek drama in post-apartheid South Africa. Ph.D., U. of Toronto (Can.), 2009. Theology Kougoum, Galbert. Pour une église-communauté-de-paix dans un contexte multiethnique conflictuel: Le cas du Cameroun. Ph.D., U. de Montreal (Can.), 2009. Urban & Regional Planning Acey, Charisma Shonte. Exit, voice, loyalty and structural silence: Citizen-consumer access and behavior in Nigeria's urban water markets. Ph.D., U. of California, Los Angeles, 2009. Aidoo, Abena Adabowa. A critical assessment of tourism as a development strategy in Ghana: With particular emphasis on the opportunities and dilemma of ecotourism and cultural tourism. Ph.D., U. of Delaware, 2010. Awuor, George Otieno. Evaluating the impact of youth participation in Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA) environmental clean-up program in Nairobi's slums. Ph.D., U. of Colorado at Denver, 2009. Parshall, Lily. The local geography of energy demand: Case studies from the United States and Kenya. Ph.D., Colombia U., 2010. Women's Studies Kwami, Janet Dzigbodi. Information and communication technologies (ICTS) for development and gendered realities in the South: Case studies of policy and practice in Ghana. Ph.D., U. of Oregon, 2010.