Africanist Theses accepted at UK Universities - 2007

2007

Lise Albrechtsen (2007) ‘Studies of Bushmeat Trade in West Africa’, Ph.D thesis, University of Oxford.

Matthew James Wilfred Barac (2007) ‘From Township to Town: Urban Change in Victoria Mxenge TT Informal Settlement, Cape Town, South Africa’, Ph.D thesis, University of Cambridge. Supervisor: Mr P. Carl.

Richard Barltrop (2007) ‘Help or Hindrance?: Mediation and Relief in Sudan’s Civil War, 1983-2004’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisor: Dr Ahmed Al-Shahi.

Laura Basell (2007) ‘An Exploration of the Middle Stone Age of Eastern Africa and Excavations at Rambogo Rock Shelter, Kenya’, Ph.D thesis, University of Cambridge.

Ronen Bergman (2007) ‘Israel and Africa: Military and Intelligence Liaisons’, Ph.D thesis, University of Cambridge. 

Barbara Bompani (2007) ‘African Independent Churches and the Challenge to the
State: South Africa's First Democratic Decade’, Ph.D thesis, University of Edinburgh. Supervisors: Dr Jack Thompson and Dr Sara Rich-Dorman.

Nicholas Cheeseman (2007) ‘The Rise and Fall of Civil-Authoritarianism in Africa: Patronage, Participation and Political Parties in Kenya and Zambia’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisor: Professor David Anderson.

Francis Chigunta (2007) ‘An Investigation into Youth Livelihoods and Entrepreneurship in the Urban Informal Sector in Zambia’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisors: Professor Frances Stewart and Dr Abdul Raufu Mustapha.

Anne-Marie Deisser (2007) ‘Investigating Partnership between Local and Institutional Communities for the Preventive Conservation of Cultural Heritage in East Africa’, Ph.D thesis, University of Southampton.

Oluseto Fasan (2007) ‘Compliance with WTO Law in Developing Countries: A Study of South Africa and Nigeria’, Ph.D thesis, University of London.

Daniel Patrick Hammett (2007) ‘Constructing Ambiguous Identities: Negotiating Race, Respect, and Social Change in ‘Coloured’ Schools in Cape Town, South Africa’, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Edinburgh. Supervisors: Professor Alan Barnard and Professor Kenneth King.

Frances Hunt (2007) ‘Schooling Citizens: A Study of Policy in Practice in South Africa’, D.Phil thesis, University of Sussex. Supervisor: Dr Mairead Dunne.

Stacey Hynd (2007) ‘Imperial Gallows: Capital Punishment, Violence and Colonial Rule in Britain’s African Territories, c.1903-1968’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisor: Dr Jan-Georg Deutsch.

Jeffrey Isima (2007) ‘Demilitarisation, Informal Security Forces and Public (In)security in Africa: Nigeria and South Africa Compared’, Ph.D thesis, University of Cranfield. Supervisors: Dr Ann Fitzgerald and Dr Robin Luckham.

Elin G. Jensen (2007) ‘Organisational Learning in UN Peacebuilding Operations: Efforts at Demilitarisation in Angola during the 1990s’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisor: Professor Neil MacFarlane.

Zosa De Sas Kropiwnicki (2007) ‘The Sex-trade Hierarchy: The Interplay of Structure and Agency in the Decision-making Processes of Female, Adolescent Prostitutes in Cape Town, South Africa, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisor: Dr Jo Boyden.

Genevieve Lynette Klein (2007) ‘The Anti-Apartheid Movement (AAM) in Britain and Support for the African National Congress (ANC), 1976-1990’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisor: Professor William Beinart.

Anna Lindley (2007) ‘The Dynamics and Effects of Remittances in Insecure Settings: A Somali Case Study’, D.Phil thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisors: Professor David Anderson and Dr Nicholas Van Hear.

Rosemary Lugg (2007) ‘Making Different Equal? Social Practices of Policy-Making and the National Qualifications Framework in South Africa between 1985 and 2005’, Ph.D thesis, University of London. Supervisor: Professor A. Little.

Russell Luyt (2007) ‘The Gender Order and Masculinities in South Africa: Comparisons in the Western Cape Province’, Ph.D thesis, LSE, University of London. Supervisor: Dr Jan Stockdale.

David Mandiyanike (2007) ‘In Search of Capacity: The Case of Zimbabwean Rural Local Authorities’, Ph.D thesis, University of London. Supervisor: Professor David Simon.

Fraser McNeill (2007) ‘An Ethnographical Analysis of HIV/AIDS in the Venda Region of South Africa: Politics, Peer Education and Music’, Ph.D thesis, LSE, University of London. Supervisor: Dr Deborah James.

Yuki Nakamura (2007) ‘Supporting Self-Help Efforts: CanDo, a Japanese NGO in
Kenya’, Ph.D thesis, University of Edinburgh. Supervisors: Dr Neil Fraser and Professor Kenneth King; www.era.lib.ed.ac.uk/handle/1842/1967

Lascellas Newman (2007) ‘Mission from the Margin: A Critical Analysis of the Participation of West Indians as Agents of the Western Missionary Enterprise in Africa in the 19th Century, with Special Reference to their Conception of Christian Mission’, Ph.D thesis conducted at Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, with degree awarded at the University of Wales. Supervisors: Professor Terence Ranger and Professor Horace Russell.

Andrew Newsham (2007) ‘Knowing and Deciding: Participation in Conservation and Development Initiatives in Namibia and Argentina’, Ph.D thesis, University of Edinburgh. Supervisors: Professor Alan Barnard and Dr Neil Thin.

Robert Palmer (2007) ‘Skills Development, the Enabling Environment and
Informal Micro-enterprise in Ghana’, Ph.D thesis, University of Edinburgh. Supervisors: Professor Kenneth King and Professor Paul Nugent.

Isabelle Parsons (2007) ‘Later Stone Age Socio-economic Variability during the Last 2,000 years in the Northern Cape, South Africa’, Ph.D thesis, University of Cambridge. Supervisor: Professor David Phillipson.

Sasha Polakow-Suransky (2007) ‘The Unspoken Alliance: Israel and Apartheid South Africa, 1960-1994’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisor: Professor William Beinart.

Divya Rajaraman (2007) ‘Strategies for HIV Prevention: A Multi-level Study of HIV Testing Behaviour in Botswana’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisor: Dr Rebecca Surender.

Berny Seb (2007) ‘Celebrating British and French imperialism: the making of colonial heroes acting in Africa, 1870-1939’, D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford. Supervisor: Dr John Darwin.

Samuel Seidu Salifu (2007) ‘African Caribbean Educational Experiences in Preston: A Case Study’, Ph.D thesis, University of Central Lancashire. Supervisors: Professor Tunde Zack-Williams and Dr Ebrahim Adia.

Nandi Siegfried (2007) ‘Methodological Quality of Randomized Controlled Trials of HIV/AIDS Interventions, With Special Reference to Trials Conducted in Africa’, Ph.D thesis, University of Oxford.

Katharine Vincent (2007) ‘Gendered Vulnerability to Climate Change in Limpopo Province, South Africa’, Ph.D thesis, University of East Anglia. Supervisor: Dr Neil Adger.

Kifle Wansamo (2007) ‘Towards Building Stability in a Multinational Society: Conflicts in Sidaamaland in Ethiopia’, Ph.D thesis, Lancaster University. Supervisor: Professor Christopher Clapham.

A significant number of the above thesis titles came from the Theses Register of Research in Commonwealth Studies at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies. Students, supervisors and administrators are encouraged to submit information to the editor of the Register, Patricia Larby: commonwealth.register(AT)sas.ac.uk