Africanist Theses accepted at UK Universities – 2011

Felix Kwame Aveh (2011), ’An Evaluation of the Performance of Microfinance Institutions in Ghana: An Investigation into the Factors that Impact on Sustainability and Success of Microfinance Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa’, Ph.D thesis, University of Bradford. Supervisors: Professor Nick Wilson and Professor Mark Freeman. Available at: http://bradscholars.brad.ac.uk/handle/10454/5164

Alexander Beresford (2011), ‘Comrades Still Struggling: Class, Nationalism and the Tripartite Alliance in Post-Apartheid South Africa’, Ph.D thesis, University of Edinburgh.  Supervisors: Dr Sara Dorman and Professor James Smith.

Christine Cheng (2011), ‘Extralegal Groups, Natural Resources and Statebuilding in Post-conflict Liberia’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisor: Professor David Anderson.

Piotr A. Cieplak (2011), ‘The Rwandan Genocide and Its Aftermath in Photography and Documentary Film’, Ph.D thesis, University of Cambridge. Supervisor: Professor Emma Wilson.

Elphinah Nomabandla Cishe (2011), ‘Teachers’ Perspectives on Factors Which Facilitated and Hindered the Implementation of Curriculum 2005 (C2005) in the General Education and Training (GET) Band in One District of the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa’, Ph.D thesis, University of Nottingham. Supervisor: Dr Andy Hobson.

Ian D. Craigie (2011), ‘An Assessment of the Performance of Africa’s Protected Areas’, Ph.D thesis, University of Cambridge. Supervisor: Professor Andrew Balmford, Dr Chris Carbone, Dr Jonathan Baillie.

Sheila Boniface Davies (2011), ‘History in the Literary Imagination: The Telling of Nongqawuse and the Xhosa Cattle-Killing in South African Literature and Culture (1891-1937)’, Ph.D thesis, University of Cambridge. Supervisor: Dr Sarah Meer.

Alexandra Gillies (2011), ‘Oil Sector Reform in Africa: The Case of Nigeria’, Ph.D thesis, University of Cambridge. Supervisor: Dr Devon Curtis.

Ida Hadjivayani (2011), ‘Norms of Swahili Translations in Tanzania: An Analysis of Selected Translated Prose’, Ph.D thesis, SOAS, University of London. Supervisor: Dr ChegeGithiora. Available at: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/13602/

Joan Haig (2011), ‘Situating Strangers: Understanding the Hindu Minority of Lusaka, Zambia’, Ph.D thesis, University of Edinburgh.  Supervisors: Dr Sara Dorman and Dr Jimmy Kennedy.

Whitney Haring-Smith (2011), ‘“All Conflict is Local”: An Empirical Analysis of Local Factors in Violent Civil Conflict [uses African examples]’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisor: Professor Raymond Duch.

Kofi Hope (2011), ‘In Search of Solidarity: International Solidarity Work between Canada and South Africa, 1975-2010’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisors: Dr Nic Cheeseman and Gavin Williams.

Andrew Kerr (2011), ‘Human Capital, Informality and Labour Market Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisor: Dr Francis Teal.

Lucia Catherine Knight (2011), ‘Social Networks and State Grants: Sustaining the Livelihoods of Households Affected by HIV and AIDS in KwaZulu-Natal South Africa’, Ph.D thesis, LSHTM, University of London.

Wabyanga Robert Kuloba (2011), ‘The Berated Politicians: Other Ways of Reading Miriam, Michal, Jezebel and Athaliah in the Old Testament in Relation to Political and Gender Quandary in Sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya and Uganda as Case Studies’, Ph.D thesis, University of Glasgow. Supervisor: Professor Yvonne Sherwood. Available at: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/2936/

Reuben Loffman (2011), ‘Christianity, Colonialism, and Custom from the Congo Free State to the Belgian Congo: A History of Kongolo, Katanga, 1885-1960’, Ph.D thesis, Keele University.  Supervisor: Professor David Maxwell.

Rui Miguel Ponte Vieira Lopes (2011), ‘Between Cold War and Colonial Wars: The Making of West German Policy Towards the Portuguese Dictatorship, 1968-1974’, Ph.D thesis, LSE, University of London. Supervisor: Dr Kristina Spohr-Readman. Available at: http://etheses.lse.ac.uk/359/

Alois Maderspacher (2011), ‘European Colonialism in Sub-Saharan Africa: the Germans, French, and British in Cameroon, 1884-1939’, Ph.D thesis, University of Cambridge. Supervisor: Professor Richard J. Evans.

Mark McQuinn (2011), ‘Civil Society as a Conflictual Sphere in Post-Liberalization Tanzania: The Roles of NGOs and Trade Unions’, Ph.D thesis, SOAS, University of London. Supervisor: Dr Carlos Oya. Available at: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/13632/

Peter W. Muriu (2011), ‘Microfinance Profitability’, Ph.D thesis, University of Birmingham. Supervisors: Professor Victor Murinde and Professor Andy Mullineux. Available at: http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/3043/

Angella Musiimenta (2011), ‘Evaluating the Computer-Assisted HIV/AIDS Education Intervention Implemented in Schools in Uganda’, Ph.D thesis, University of Manchester; 2011. Supervisor: Professor Donal Flynn. Available at: https://www.escholar.manchester.ac.uk/jrul/item/?pid=uk-ac-man-scw:125728

Amy Niang (2011), ‘NAAM: Political History as State Ideology’, Ph.D thesis, University of Edinburgh. Supervisors: Dr Sara Dorman and Professor Paul Nugent.

E. Nikita (2011), ‘The Garamantes of Fazzan: Bioarchaeological Evaluation of Desert-induced Stress and Late Holocene Human Migrations Through the Sahara’, Ph.D thesis, University of Cambridge. Supervisor: Dr Marta Mirazón Lahr.

Lee Eric Nordstrum (2011), ‘Beyond the Doors of Learning: User Fees, School Finance and Education Demand in the New South Africa’, Ph.D thesis, University of Cambridge.  Supervisor: Professor Christopher Cramer.

Naohiko’ Omata (2011), ‘The Livelihood Strategies of Liberian Refugees in Ghana: The Significance of Refugees’ “Social Worlds” for their Economic Survival’, Ph.D thesis, SOAS, University of London. Supervisors: Dr Tania Kaiser and Dr Laura Hammond. Available at: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/13126/

Timothy Thulisizwe Phakathi (2011), ‘Worker Responses to Work Reorganisation in a Deep-level Gold Mining Workplace: Perspectives from the Rock-face [South Africa]’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisor: Colin Mills.

I. Peano (2011), ‘Ambiguous Bonds: A Contextual Study of Nigerian Sex Labour in Italy’, Ph.D thesis, University of Cambridge. Supervisor: Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern.

Radha R. Upadhyaya (2011), ‘Analyzing the Sources and Impact of Segmentation in the Banking Sector: A Case Study of Kenya’, Ph.D. thesis, SOAS, University of London. Supervisor: Professor Machiko Nissanke. Contact: radha(AT)njora.com

Michael Riddell (2011), ‘Hunting and Rural Livelihoods in Northern Republic of Congo: Local Outcomes of Integrated Conservation and Development’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisors: Dr Patricia Daley and Dr Anna Lawrence.

Latang T. Sechele (2011), ‘Youth Unemployment and Self-Employment in Contemporary Botswana’, Ph.D thesis, University of Essex. Supervisor: Professor Diane Elson.

Doreen Tembo (2011), ‘Strategies for HIV/AIDS Prevention: A Study of the Policy of ABC in Zambia’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisors: Dr Rebecca Surender and Professor Don Operario.

Georgios Tsopanakis (2011), ‘Different Aid Paradigm or Familiar Pattern? A Critical Study of Two Technical Cooperation Projects of JICA in Ghana´, Ph.D thesis, University of Manchester. Supervisors: Dr Hulya Ulku and Dr Sarah Bracking.

Royd Vinya (2011), ‘Stem Hydraulic Architecture and Xylem Vulnerability to Cavitation for Miombo Woodlands Canopy Tree Species’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisors: Professor Yadvinder Malhi and Dr Nick Brown.

Deborah Whelan (2011), ‘Trading Lives: The Commercial, Social and Political Communities of the Zululand Trading Store’, Ph.D thesis, SOAS, University of London. Supervisor: Professor Trevor Marchand. Available at: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/12772/

Wiegratz, Jörg , 2011. The cultural political economy of neoliberal moral restructuring: the case of agricultural trade in Uganda. Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). University of Sheffield. supervisors: Prof. Graham Harrison and Prof. Tony Heron.

Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon (2011), ‘Displacing AIDS. Therapeutic Transitions in Northern Uganda’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisors: Professor Jocelyn Alexander and Dr Patricia Daley.