This collection includes theses and dissertations from the Department of Pan-African Studies, in the College of Arts & Sciences. It is not exhaustive since most paper theses and dissertations have not been digitized. Generally, paper copies of theses and dissertations published prior to 2014 can be accessed in the University of Louisville Libraries. If you would like to add your thesis or dissertation to this collection, please see: http://ir.library.louisville.edu/about.html.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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When the silver screen fades to black : an analysis of black faces in film., Travesheia Rashel Bass

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How the city of Indianapolis came to have African American Policemen and Firemen 80 years before the modern civil rights movement., Leon E. Bates

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Teacher bias in elementary school and the factors that aid it., Camara Uras Douglas

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Assessing cultural competence in a mental health outpatient facility., Alexis N. Keen Crook

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Race, rebellion, and Arab Muslim slavery : the Zanj Rebellion in Iraq, 869 - 883 C.E., Nicholas C. McLeod

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Imagining the Nigerian nation through the West African pilot 1960-1966., David Zintak

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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"What role we, as Negro youth of America, could play" : a new history of the Louisville NAACP youth, 1937-1955., Alexis Monique Johnson

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#SayItLoud : securing racial & academic identities for African American students through social media., Joshua Chase Schuschke

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Against the grain : the challenges of black discourse within intercollegiate policy debate., Tiffany Yvonne Dillard-Knox

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Reclaiming my body : black women and the fight for reproductive justice., Shelby Ray Pumphrey

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The problem of the twenty-first century in the Cherokee Nation is the problem of the color-line : how the Cherokee Freedmen have articulated a sense of cultural identity and citizenship claims over time., Shannon Spears

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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The hidden help : black domestic workers in the civil rights movement., Trena Easley Armstrong 1958-

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Combating the sophomore slump through peer-mentoring among African American students at predominantly white institutions., Tiffany Christina Evans

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Nkrumahism and neo-Nkrumahism., Prince Kwasi Bediako Frimpong

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'Rainbow nation' or 'Rambo nation'? : a comparative literary analysis of thematic changes in pre- and post- 1994 Black township novels., D. A. Gantt 1986-

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Theory, praxis and transformation : the dramatic writing of Suzan-Lori Parks as liberatory critical pedagogy., Tamika Keene

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Art as a media for social commentary : a case study of Igbo bongo musicians, south-eastern Nigeria., Ruth Stellamaris Opara 1980-

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Alternative performances of race and gender in hip-hop music : nerdcore counterculture., Jessica Elizabeth Ronald

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An exploration of African folktales among the Gullah community of the South Carolina Sea Islands : history, culture, and identity., Tytianna Nikia Maria Wells Smith 1987-

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Invisible woman : a case study on black women's experiences in graduate degree programs in central Kentucky., Ciara Nicole Pierce

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Away to freedom : African American soldiers and the War of 1812, Omar Shareef Price

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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The trickster, the griot, and the goddess : optimal consciousness in the works of Ntozake Shange, Kara Walker and India. Arie., Tiffany D. Caesar 1985-

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Postwar Sierra Leone : are programs of reconstruction addressing the causes of war?, Lovetta Anita Thompson 1985-

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"Upside down from the word go" : Kentucky's black farmers speak out on the issue of land loss., Willie Jamaal Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Black female journalists : experiences of racism, sexism and classism in the newsroom., Amber Genile Duke 1981-

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Dismantling the master's house : deconstructing the roots of antiblack racism and the construction of the "other" in Judaism, Christianity and Islam., John Chenault

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What to make of race? : a content analysis of the use of race in health research., Oliver Eugene Rollins Jr.

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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The unknown struggle : a comparative analysis of women in the Black Power movement., Elizabeth Michele Jones

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Punishing the 'other' : race, ethnicity, and the American justice system., Kristen T. Valentine