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Dissertations from 2022

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"Better. Not Perfect. Better": The Lumber Industry and the Migration of Louisiana Black Labor and White Capital to Northern California, 1926 - 1955, Jeffery William Crawford

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A Case Study of the Underrepresentation of African American Male Educators: Career Choices and Experiences in Secondary Schools, Anthony Wayne Graham Jr

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I Didn't Know I Could, Shakirah Peterson

Dissertations from 2021

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The Examination of Racial Identity of Black Males through Self-Efficacy, Social Integration, Persistence, and Mentorship at a Predominantly White Institution, Marvin Earl Dupiton

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Investigating the Determinants of Student Low Enrollment in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs): The Case of One HBCU in the South, Anthony Trumaine Jackson

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Five Love Languages: Assessment of Marital Satisfaction in African American Couples, Freddricka C. Lee

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Developing Teachers’ Ability to Provide Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, London R. Moore

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The Arena Players, Inc.: The Oldest Continuously Operating African American Community Theatre in the United States, Alexis Michelle Skinner

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Black Students in Higher Education: An Identification of Factors Predicting Academic Success, Franklin A. Soares

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L’écriture de la dissidence dans les œuvres littéraires de Werewere-Liking, Arnaud Tcheutou

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#BlackGirlMathMagic: A Mixed Methods Study Examining African American Girls in Standardized MathematicsTesting, RaKeema Thomas Toussaint

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African American English-Speaking Children's Judgments of Grammaticality: Effects of Clinical Status and Grammatical Structures, Lori Elizabeth Vaughn

Theses from 2020

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Hyear Come De Parade: The History of the Black Mardi Gras Tradition in Baton Rouge, Kirsten L. Campbell

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Social Contexts and Disconnectedness: A Mixed Methods Analysis of Interrelated Effects of Families, Peers, and Schools on African American Youth, Danielle R. Eugene

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Narrating Nigeriopolitanism: The Multiplicity of Nigerian Identity at Home and Abroad, Olanike Lawore

Dissertations from 2019

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Social Determinants of Health Inequality: Predictors of HIV Transmission among African Americans in the Deep South, Kayla Allison

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The Impact of Experimentally-Induced Perceived Discrimination on Substance Use, Kimberlye Elise Dean

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Relationship between Subject Pronoun and Verb Finite Marking in AAE-Speaking Children, Emily C. Sossaman

Dissertations from 2018

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A Study of the Lived Experience of African American Males who Transition from Out-of-Home Care to Postsecondary Education, Marvin Cain Alexander

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Religion, Racism, and Ecological Stress Among African-American Families: A Qualitative Analysis of Perceptions and Coping Strategies, JOHNNIE W. JONES

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Collaboratively Designed Customized Ethnic Dress: An Exploration Of Consumption Motivation Of First And Second Generation African Immigrant Women In US, Jane Andayi Opiri

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"Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall": Reflections on Colorism, Healing, and Resistance in Literature and Social Media, Sarah Lorena Webb

Theses from 2017

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In-Group Effects of News Use on African Americans, Folasade A'lyce Adesanya

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Diaspora Crossroads, Folaranmi Sojourner Afolayan

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Producing "Fabulous": Commodification and Ethnicity in Hair Braiding Salons, Sylviane Ngandu-Kalenga Greensword

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Faculty and Staff Knowledge and Perceptions of African American College Students with Bipolar Disorder Experiences While Attending a Predominantly White Institution, Tiffany Sharell Zachery

Theses from 2016

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The impact of a transdiagnostic risk factor on willingness to seek treatment among Black students, Kimberlye Elise Dean

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From The Valley to the Mountaintop: A Case Study of Resilience and Persistence Among First-Generation African American Males Who Have Achieved Doctoral Success, D'Jalon Janeece Jackson

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African-American Single Mothers' Experiences While Furthering Their Education, Kimberly Rayshun James

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A Phenomenological Investigation Into The Experiences Of High-Achieving African American Male Student Athletes At Predominately White Institutions In The Southeast Region, Runell Jeremiah King

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Unsettling Feminist Traditions: Domesticities and Agency in U.S. Black Women's Life Writing, 1850-1926, Martha Pitts

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The Role of Religious Coping in the Marital Stability of Strong, African American Couples: A Strengths-Focused Approach., Antonius Delvecco Skipper

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Silent Suffering: A Phenomenological Study of African American Women Facing Infertility & Lessons Learned For Work-Life Balance, Kimberley Faye Williams

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God's Children without a Nation: German Missionaries, Settlers, and Africans in Southwest Africa, 1915-1960, Jason Michael Wolfe

Dissertations from 2015

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Use of Copula and Auxiliary BE by African American Children with Gullah/Geechee Heritage, Jessica Richardson Berry

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From With–In The Black Diamond: The Intersections of Masculinity, Ethnicity, and Identity–An Epistolary Autoethnographic Exploration into the Lived Experiences of a Black Male Graduate Student, Vincent Tarrell Harris

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An Analysis of Spelling Patterns Produced by Elementary School-Aged Speakers of African American English, Lindsay Meyer Turner

Dissertations from 2014

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"Music Down in My Soul:" Achieving a Sound Ideal for Moses Hogan Spirituals, Loneka Wilkinson Battiste

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The Qualities That Black Men and Women Most Appreciate about One Another: A Qualitative Examination, LaKeshia Marie Carhee

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A Qualitative Study Utilizing Non-Fiction African-American Folktales: Process and Product with Struggling Second, Third, and Fifth Graders in North Louisiana, Gail Guidry Griffin

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Black and Gifted: Hiding In Plain View, Deanna Lynn Hayes-Wilson

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Education ain't black: the disidentification of African American students, Erica Lynette James

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Subjugated Territory: The New Afrikan Independence Movement and the Space of Black Power, Paul Karolczyk

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Impact of Family and School Capital on the Academic Development of African American and Hispanic Students, Jinmei Liu

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Interpreting Blackness: A Phenomenological Case Study of African American Young Adult Literature, Deleon Miriam Wilson

Dissertations from 2013

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Physical activity for African American females : salience of race, gender-role, and exercise identities, Jasmine M. Hamilton

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"Give me something that relates to my life" : exploring African American adolescent male identities through young adult literature, Angelle Leblanc Hebert

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Voices from the Coolest Corner of Hell: A Content Analysis of Slave Narratives in the Study of Creolization in the Education of 19th Century African American Slaves, Gina M. Rizzuto

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Burn, boil & eat : an intersection analysis of stereotypes in the most influential films of all time, Roslyn M. Satchel

Dissertations from 2012

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Holy or unholy matrimony: does participation in a pre-college program influence the retention rate of African American males in college, James DJ Baker III

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Inside the seed of school accountability: an African-centered analysis, Rodrick Lerone Jenkins

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Fashioning the future: the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps, 1943-1948, Meghann Lanae Landry

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Trans-Atlantic circulation of black tropes: Èsù and the West African griot as poetic references for liberation in cultures of the African diaspora, Jean-Baptiste Meunier

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What factors influence positive father involvement in African American families?, Courtney LaShay Pitts

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The relationship between children's nonmainstream English dialect density and their emergfent reading achievement, Katelyn Danielle Rodrigue

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Where are the Cosbys: an African American literacy study examining African American recognition and representation in contemporary young adult literature, Tremaine Monee' Sanders

Dissertations from 2011

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The vocal works of Charles Lloyd, Jr.: a performer's guide to selected dramatic works, art songs, and spiritual art songs, Charis Kelly Hudson

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An African American discourse community in Black & White: the New Orleans Tribune, Kristi Richard Melancon

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Comparison of the Diagnostic Evaluation of Language Variation-Screening Test (DELV-ST) to two other screeners for low-income, African American children, Christy Wynn Moland

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The attitudes of African American students towards the study of foreign languages and cultures, Katrina Watterson

Dissertations from 2010

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The Theoretical Learning Impact of a Summer Engineering Program Curriculum for Underrepresented Middle School Students, Vaneshette Teshawn Henderson

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Behaviors and beliefs of African American caregivers as related to their children's language-literacy development, Lekeitha Renee' Morris

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The auxiliary system of typically developing children acquiring African American English, Brandi Lynette Newkirk

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Christian community and the development of an Americo-Liberian identity, 1824-1878, Andrew N. Wegmann

Dissertations from 2009

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Children's production of verbal -s by dialect type and clinical status, Lesli H. Cleveland

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The relationship between self-esteem and academic success among African American students in the Minority Engineering Program at a research extensive university in the Southern portion of the United States, Sandra Latrice Harris

Theses from 2008

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Environmental influences on adherence to self-management behaviors and glycemic control in African American patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, Brooke L. Barbera

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Cause of Hispanic homicides in major metropolitan areas, Michael Gregory Bisciglia

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Africanisms and cultural modifications: a study at Southall Quarter, Williamsburg, Virginia, Jessie Chaiya Cohen

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Learning styles and student's perception of teachers' attitudes and its relation to truancy among African Americans students in secondary education, Kenyetta Quenishia Nelson-Smith

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Separate but equal?: the archaeology of an early twentieth-century African American school, Dena Lyn Struchtemeyer

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Environment, labor, and race: an historical geography of St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, 1878-1956, Amy Rhiannon Sumpter

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Association of breakfast consumption patterns with weight status, nutrient intake, and dietary adequacy in African American children 1-12 years of age and adolescents 13-18 years of age, Brandy Michele Williams

Dissertations from 2007

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Manhood constructions among engaged African American male collegians: influences, experiences, and contexts, T. Elon Dancy II

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The influence of values and other social and psychological factors on the dress and appearance of African American college students, Devona Linette Dixon

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A study of auxiliary BE in African American English: a comparison of children with and without specific language impairment, April W. Garrity

The Dream Singers, Jamey Maria Hatley

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"Yes they're out there": a qualitative study on strong African American marriages, Katrina D. Hopkins-Williams

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African art music for flute: a study of selected works by African composers, Wendy Kristin Hymes Onovwerosuoke

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The black church and political mobilization of African Americans, Misty Noel Johnson

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The clinical utility of MLU and IPSyn for AAE-speaking children, Emily Lee Jones

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Going with the flow?: the medical school pipeline and advising premedical African American students on predominantly white campuses, Ashley Rachelle Junek

Three Sides to Every Story, Clarence Nero

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A home-based intervention to promote physical activity in low income African American adults, Dorothy Fauntleroy Whitehead

Dissertations from 2006

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Impact of a stage-matched weight loss intervention on stage of change progression in predominantly African-American female primary care patients, Jamie Sue Bodenlos

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Using multivariate logistic regression analysis to predict Black male persistence at a predominately White institution: an approach investigating the relationship between student engagement and presistence, DeWayne K. Bowie

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Considering blackness in George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead: an historical exploration, Jennifer Whitney Dotson

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Reading trauma in postmodern and postcolonial literature: Charlotte Delbo, Toni Morrison, and the literary imagination of the aftermath, Sylviane Finck

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Compositional techniques in Thomas Kerr, Jr.'s Anguished American Easter, 1968 and their application to the theme of African American theology, Jane Fitz-Fitzharris

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Media use, HIV/AIDS knowledge, and sexual beliefs: an exploration of differences between races, Tarana Hammond

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Writing as a cultural negotiation: a study of Mariama Bâ, Marie NDiaye and Ama Ata Aidoo, Catherine Afua Kapi

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Entering the academy: exploring the socialization experiences of African American male, Dorian L. McCoy

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The Musical Journey of Opera Singer Lenora Lafayette: A Louisiana Treasure, Kyla Dean Pitcher

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Grammatical morphology of children reared in poverty: implications for specific language impairment, Sonja L. Pruitt

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The MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventory as an assessment tool for low-income, African American children, Elizabeth Waters Wooden

Dissertations from 2005

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Effects of a primary care weight management intervention on physical activity in low-income African American women, Gareth R. Dutton

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The psychosocial vulnerability model of hostility as a predictor of coronary heart disease, Karen Grothe

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Failing the race: a historical assessment of New Orleans Mayor Sidney Barthelemy, 1986-1994, Lyle Kenneth Perkins

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Marching masters: slavery, race, and the Confederate Army, 1861-1865, Colin Edward Woodward

Dissertations from 2004

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Storytelling from the margins: the healing narratives of J. California Cooper, Cynthia Downing Bryant