Africanist Theses accepted at UK Universities – 2008

Alexander H. Arnall (2008) ‘Development Interventions in Mozambique: Human Agency and the NGO-Community Interface’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisors: Professor David S. G. Thomas and Professor Diana Liverman.

Lillian Melinda Artz (2008) ‘An Examination of the Attrition of Domestic Violence Cases within the Criminal Justice System in Post-Apartheid South Africa’, Ph.D thesis, Queens’ University, Belfast.

Joseph Senu Ashidi (2008) ‘Investigation into Some Nigerian Medicinal Plants Used in the Treatment of Cancer’, Ph.D thesis, King’s College London.

Stephen Bell (2008) ‘Exploring Empowerment in Rural Uganda: Young People’s Sexual health and NGOs’, Ph.D thesis, Royal Holloway, University of London. Supervisors: Professor David Simon and Dr Vandana Desai.

Danielle Beswick (2008) ‘Aid and Statehood in Post-genocide Rwanda: The Politics of a Donor Darling’, Ph.D thesis, Manchester University. Supervisor: Professor Rosaleen Duffy.

Sallie L. Burrough (2008) ‘Late Quatemary Palaeolacustrine Environments of the Middle Kalahari’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisor: Professor David S. G. Thomas.

Tracey Carson (2008) ‘Black Trade Unions and Political Boycotts in the Cape Province, South Africa, 1978-1982’, D.Phil thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisor: Professor William Beinart.

Michael J. Causey (2008) ‘Delineating Pastoralist Behaviour and Long-term Environmental Change: A GIS Landscape Approach on the Laikipia Plateau, Kenya’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisors: Professor Peter Mitchell and Dr Gary Lock.

Charles K. Cater (2008) ‘Corporations, Resources and War: Angola 1992-2002’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisor: Dr David G. Williams.

John Anthony Chesworth (2008) ‘The Use of Scripture in Swahili Tracts by Muslims and Christians in East Africa’, Ph.D thesis, University of Birmingham.

Lucie Dale Cluver (2008) ‘Risk and Protective Factors for the Psychological Well-being of Children Orphaned by AIDS in Cape Town, South Africa’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisor: Dr Frances Gardner.

Florence Crick (2008) ‘Exposure to Drought Adaptive Strategies amongst Rural Natural Resource Dependent Societies in Africa’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisors: Professor David S. G. Thomas and Dr Henry Osbahr.

Steven Davies (2008) ‘The Political Economy of Land Tenure in Ethiopia’, Ph.D thesis, University of St Andrews. Supervisor: Professor Ian Taylor.

Marcelle Dawson (2008) ‘Social Movements in Contemporary South Africa: The Anti-Privatisation Forum and Struggles around Access to Water in Johannesburg’, D.Phil thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisor: Professor William Beinart.

Dugbazah, Justina Eyram (2008) Gender, Migration and Rural Livelihoods in Ghana: A case of the Ho District. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Birmingham.  Supervisors: Dr. Lynne Brydon and Dr. Insa Nolte.

Wilberforce Sefakor Dzisah (2008) ‘The News Media and Democracy in Ghana (1992-2000)’, Ph.D thesis, University of Westminster.

Elizabeth Fortin (2008) ‘Arena of Contestation: Policy Processes and Land Tenure Reform in Post-Apartheid South Africa’, D.Phil thesis, University of Sussex.

Stephanie Goins (2008) ‘The Role of Forgiveness in the Reintegration of Child Soldiers’, Ph.D thesis, University of Wales. Supervisors: Professor Haddon Willmer and Dr Jo Boyden.

Janice Sarah Golding (2008) ‘Herbarium-based Trait Studies on Plant Extinction Risk in the Flora Zambesiaca Region, South-central Africa’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisors: Professor Robert Whittaker, Dr Paul Smith and Dr Terry Dawson.

Markus Haacker (2008) ‘Economic Growth in Development: Health, Demographics and Access to Technologies [sub-Saharan Africa]’, Ph.D thesis, LSE, London.

Gillian Kay (2008) ‘Mechanisms of Southern African Rainfall Variability in Coupled Climate Models’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisors: Dr Richard Washington and Dr Mark New.

Gernot Klantschnig (2008) ‘The Making of Nigeria’s War on Drugs: International Cooperation and the Politics of Illicit Substance Control, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisor:  Professor David Anderson.

Yvonne Malan (2008) ‘The Spectre of Justice: The Problematic Legacy of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission’, D.Phil thesis, University of Oxford.  Supervisor: Professor David Anderson.

Lorraine Moore (2008) ‘Regulating the Environment: The Political Ecology of Elephant Conservation from the Global Arena to Namibia’, Ph.D thesis, University of Lancaster. Supervisor: Professor Rosaleen Duffy.

Synne Movik (2008) ‘Fluid Rights: South Africa’s Water Allocation Reform’, D.Phil thesis, University of Sussex.

Leben Nelson Moro (2008) ‘Oil, Conflict and Displacement in Sudan’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisors: Dr Dawn Chatty and Professor Douglas H. Johnson.

Eseosa Osazee (2008) ‘Employee Referral in Developing Countries: A Case Study of the Nigerian Labour Market’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisor: Dr Ian Kessler.

Chidi Aselm Odinkalu (2008) ‘Regional Integration and Human Rights in Africa’, Ph.D thesis, LSE, London. Supervisor: Dr Chaloka Beyani.

Carolyn Petersen (2008) ‘Contesting Citizenship: Civil Society Struggles over Livelihood and Educational Access in Coastal Settlements of the Western Cape, South Africa’, Ph.D thesis, University of Edinburgh. Supervisors: Professor Alan Barnard, and Professor Kenneth King; www.era.lib.ed.ac.uk/handle/1842/2631

Aimillia Mohd Ramli (2008) ‘Race, Gender and Colonialism in Victorian Representations of North Africa: The Writings of Charlotte Brontë, Ouida and Grant Allen’, Ph.D thesis, University of Manchester. Supervisor: Dr Howard J. Booth.

Amalia Ribi (2008) ‘Humanitarian Imperialism. The Politics of Anti-Slavery Activism in the Interwar Years’, D.Phil thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisor: Dr Jan-Georg Deutsch.

Tom Salter (2008) ‘Rumba from Congo to Cape Town’, Ph.D thesis, University of Edinburgh. Supervisor: Professor Paul Nugent.

Murray Charles Simpson (2008) ‘The Impacts of Community Benefit Tourism on Rural Livelihoods and Poverty Reduction [Africa]’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisor: Dr Tony Lemon.

Natalia Ann Shunmugan (2008) ‘The Politics of Repatriation and Reburial in Post-apartheid South Africa’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisors: Dr David Pratten and Professor Marcus Banks.

Izak Petrus Johannes Smit (2008) ‘Artificial Surface-water Provision in a Semi-Arid Savanna: A Spatio-temporal Analysis of Herbivore Distribution Patterns in Relation to Artificial Waterholes under Different Habitat, Rainfall and Management Scenarios in the Kruger National Park, South Africa’, Ph.D thesis, University of Cambridge.

Rebecca Louise Sampson (2008) ‘The Changing Nature of Childhood in South Africa and Its Impact on the Street Child, with Social Reference to Domestic Legislation’, Ph.D thesis, University of Reading. Supervisor: Professor Sandy Ghandhi.

Justin Sandefur (2008), ‘Essays on Labour and Credit Markets in Africa’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisor: Dr Francis Teal.

Brian A. Stewart (2008) ‘Refitting Repasts: A Spatial Exploration of Food Processing, Sharing and Disposal at the Dunefield Midden Campsite, South Africa’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisor: Professor Peter Mitchell.

Julie J. Taylor (2008) ‘Naming the Land: Identity, Authority and Environment in Namibia’s West Caprivi’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisor: Dr Jocelyn Alexander.

Blessing Miles Tendi (2008) ‘Zimbabwe’s Third Chimurenga: The Use and Abuse of History’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisors: Dr Jocelyn Alexander and Professor William Beinart.

Joseph Kofi Teye (2008) ‘Forest Resource Management in Ghana: An Analysis of Policy and Institutions’, Ph.D thesis, University of Leeds.

Corinne M. Weaver (2008) ‘Turbulent Flow and Sand Dune Dynamics: Identifying Controls on Aeolian Sediment Transport’ [Namibia], D. Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisor: Dr Gile Wiggs.

Fiona Mary White (2008) ‘Strengthening Democracy? The Role of Social Movements as Agents of Civil Society in Post-Apartheid South Africa’, University of London.

Elizabeth May Williams (2008) ‘“Until South Africa is Free, We Shall Not be Free!”: Black British Solidarity with the Anti-Apartheid Struggle during the 1980s’, Ph.D thesis, University of London.  Supervisor: Dr Hilary Sapire.

Gemma Clare Wright (2008) ‘Socially Perceived Necessities in South Africa: Is a Democratically Derived Definition of Poverty Achievable?’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisor: George Smith.

Agnes P. Zani (2008) ‘Continuity and Change in Kenyan Secondary Education since Independence, 1969-2004: A Study of Gender and Social Inequalities on Educational Attainment’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisor: Professor Anthony Heath.