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The Center for African Studies at the University of Florida publishes an annual compilation of all Faculty, Student and Collaborative Project Reports, in addition to other materials produced through the Center.

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2016-2017 CAS Research Report – PDF

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Faculty Reports

BRIAN CHILD
Learning by Doing and Experimentalist Governance with Communities and Rhino Poaching

DONNA L. COHEN
After the Millennium: Contemporary Architecture in Ethiopia

ELIZABETH DEVOS
Low-Cost Ultrasound Training Tools and Strengthening Emergency Medicine

SEBASTIAN ELISCHER
State Management of the Islamic Sphere in Kenya and Uganda

NANCY ROSE HUNT
Madness and New Methods in the African (Medical) Humanities

MARK JAMISON
Regulatory Systems in Fragile or Conflict-Affected States

AGNES LESLIE
Women in Zambia’s Election: Fighting for Increased Parliamentary Representation

SARAH MCKUNE
Improving Nutrition of Children in the West African Sahel

FIONA MCLAUGHLIN
Everyday ajami Writing Practices in Senegal

ANDREW NOSS
Hunting for Sustainability in African Rainforests: Bushmeat and Hunter-gatherers

TERJE ØSTEBØ
Research on Religion in the Horn of Africa

DANIEL REBOUSSIN
Dian Fossey’s Research with Rwanda’s Mountain Gorillas

PETER SCHMIDT
Ancient Settlements and Tropical Forest Landscape Changes in W. Uganda

RENATA SERRA
Agricultural Development and Food Security: Policy Trade-offs in Senegal

JILL SONKE
The Arts and Health Communication in Uganda

LEONARDO VILLALÓN
Political Reform, Social Change, and Stability in the African Sahel

LUISE WHITE
Fighting and Writing: The Rhodesian Army at War

Student Reports

MAMADOU BODIAN
The Politics of Electoral Reform in Francophone West Africa

JENNIFER BOYLAN
The Democratic Benefits of Centralized Institutions in Ghana

BENJAMIN BURGEN
Small Town Transnationalism in the Senegal River Valley

NETTY CAREY
“We are in the air:” Land Claims and Liminal Space on Ghana’s Volta Delta

ALEX CHIDAKEL
Institutions, Governance, and Performance of Protected Areas in Southern Africa

MEGAN COGBURN
Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Technologies of Governance in Rural Tanzania

JUSTIN DUNNAVANT
Archaeology, Slavery, and The African Diaspora

DANIEL EIZENGA
Political Regimes and Civil-Military Relations in Sahelian Africa

NDUBUISI EZELUOMBA
Olokun Shrines in Benin City, Nigeria: Preliminary Fieldwork

CADY GONZALEZ
Coffee Ritual and the Poolitics of Open Defecation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

JOHN HAMES
Fieldwork Follow-up: Dakar & Senegal River Valley

LACEY HARRIS-COBLE
Seasonality of Smallholder Farmer’s Cash Flow in Tanzania

JUSTIN HOYLE
Determinants of Military Retrenchment: Army Behavior during Political Transitions

IBRAHIM YAHAYA IBRAHIM
Political Contestation and Islamic Discourse in the Sahel

RUGIYATU KANE
Developing a Youth Social Entrepreneurship Program in Senegal

ANNIE A. LOGGINS
Elephant-Induced Changes to Savanna Vegetation & Small Mammals

JORDAN MACKENZIE
Conceptualizing and Documenting Derivations from “Standard Swahili”

ELISE MORTON
Avian Diversity and Conservation in Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda

JULY NELSON
Needs Assessment for Shanti Uganda’s Garden Program

RILEY RAVARY
Transboundary Protected Area Governance & Gender at Mount Elgon National Park

JESSIE-LEIGH SEAGO
Understanding Race and Politics in Post-apartheid Southern Africa

EUNMI SONG
Reproductive Health Education Needs Assessment of Adolescent Girls in Uganda

RACHEL GLORIA VELEZ
Evaluating Strategies to Promote WASH Practices in Resource-Poor Areas

SARAH ANNE WARD
Reproductive Health, Girls’ Rights, and Leadership Education in Kenya

Collaborative Projects

AFRICA’S LARGEST COUNTRIES (AFRILAC)

THE AFRICAN FLAGSHIP LANGUAGES INITIATIVE: CHALKING 6 YEARS OF SUCCESS

KUMASI-ACCRA AXIS AND CONTEMPORARY ART IN GHANA

NEW TECHNOLOGIES OF COMMUNICATION AND THE BUILDING OF TRANSNATIONAL SOCIAL NETWORKS

SAHEL RESEARCH GROUP

2015-2016 CAS Research Report – PDF

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Faculty Reports

ABE GOLDMAN
From the Director

SHARON ABRAMOWITZ
Improving the Humanitarian Response to the West African Ebola Epidemic

DAVID BLACKBURN
Diversity and Evolution African Amphibians and Reptiles

STEVEN BRANDT
An Undergraduate Study abroad Program in Stone Age Archaeology

ELIZABETH DEVOS
Developing Tools and Human Resources for Emergency Care in Africa

SEBASTIAN ELISCHER
Informal Institutions and State Management of Religous Activity in the Sahel

DAVID FOSTER
Assembling the African Continent

ABDOULAYE KANE
Stuck in Transit: Narratives of Young Senegalese Emigrants en route to Europe

TODD LEEDY
Racing on the Rand: A History of Township Cycling in South Africa

AGNES LESLIE
The Impact of Female MPs on the Zambian Parliament

CORENE MATYAS
Tropical Cyclones in the Mozambique Channel and Rainfall Patterns over Mozambique

ROBERT MCCLEERY
Conserving Wildlife in the Rapidly Changing Lanscapes of Southern Africa

BARBARA McDADE GORDON
Going Back to the Future: The Going Back to the Future: African Diaspora in Ghana

SARAH MCKUNE
Developing Innovative, Locally Tailored, Gendered Climate Information Services

TERJE ØSTEBØ
Islam and Politics in the Horn of Africa and Beyond

TODD PALMER
Understanding the Impact of Global Change on East Africa’s Savanna Ecosystems

JULIET PULLIAM
Strenghtening Conncertions and Increasing Capacity in Infectious Disease Dynamics

DANIEL REBOUSSIN
Origins of Collecting African Studies at the UF George A. Smathers Libraries

FRANK SEIDEL
Documentation of Two West African Atlantic Languages

RENATA SERRA
Climate Change and Development Challenges in Senegal

ALIOUNE SOW
Memory, Memoirs and Theater

LEONARDO VILLALÓN
Political Reform, Social Change, and Stability in the African Sahel

LUISE WHITE
Fighting and Writing: the Rhodesian Army at War and Post War

Student Reports

BENJAMIN BURGEN
Outsourcing Justice: Africa and the Politics of the International Criminal Court

DANIEL EIZENGA
Regime Stability, Political Liberalization, and Social Mobilization

MAMADOU BODAIN
The Reform of Institutions in Senegal and Mali

JOHN HAMES
Trans-border Language Activism among the Haalpulaar’en of Senegal and Mauritania

JESSICA HORWOOD
Entrepreneurship in South Africa: Learning through Collaborative Consulting

RUGIYATU KANE
Imagining Future Cities in Africa: Sustainable Housing Solutions in the Sahel

CHESNEY McOMBER
Feminization of Rural Space: Demographic Change, Power and the State in Kenya

EMILY M. PUKUMA
Democratic Breakdown and Survival: A Tale of Two Transitions in Ghana

PHILIP SHIRK
The Threat of Habitat Fragmentation and Climate Change to Chameleons in Tanzania

RICHARD STANTON
Species Interactions and Bird Community Structure under Shrub Encroachment

WHITNEY M. TURIENTINE
Gender Dimensions of Climate Information Services in Senegal and Tanzania

Collaborative Projects

MDP Exchange Program: Development in the Sahel

The Sahel Research Group

2014-2015 CAS Research Report – PDF

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Faculty Reports

ABE GOLDMAN
From The Director

SHARON ABRAMOWITZ
Culture and Humanitarian Response to the W. African Ebola Epidemic

CHARLES BWENGE
Linguistic Identity in a Globalizing Urbanscape: Three Swahili Cities

BRIAN CHILD
Economics and Governance of Wildlife and Conservation in southern Africa

ELIZABETH DEVOS
Improving Emergency Medical Services in Africa

GORAN HYDEN
Local Policy, Millennium Development Goals, and African Politics

SUSAN JACOBSON
Tourism and Community-based Wildlife Conservation in Kenya

ABDOULAYE KANE
The Articulation of Translocal and Transnational Tijani Religious Circuits

CORENE MATYAS
Rainfall and Patterns of Income for Farmers in Mozambique

BOB McCLEERY
Wildlife Research in Swaziland and South Africa

SARAH McKUNE
Nutrition and Gender among Pastoralists in the Context of Climate Change

BARBARA McDADE GORDON
African Diaspora “Out of Africa” and Africa Diasporans “Into Africa”

ESTHER OBONYO
A Learning Through Service Approach for Architecture and Engineering

TERJE ØSTEBØ
Islam and Politics in the Horn of Africa and Beyond

JULIET PULLIAM
Strengthening US-Africa Connections and Capacity in Infectious Disease Dynamics

DANIEL REBOUSSIN
Libraries Curate Elephant Data for Online Open Access

FRANK SEIDEL
Documentation of Baga Mandori: An Endangered Language of Guinea

JILL SONKE
The Arts and Public Health in Uganda

LUISE WHITE
Rhodesian Independence and African Decolonization

Student Reports

OUMAR BA
Outsourcing Justice: Africa and the Politics of the International Criminal Court

LINA BENABDALLAH
(Re)Branding a ‘China Alternative’ in Africa’s Development Scene

MAMADOU BODAIN
The Reform of Institutions in Senegal and Mali

BENJAMIN BURGEN
Transnational Hometowns: Migration & Development in the Senegal River Valley

POULOMY CHAKRABORTY
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Conditions in Peri-urban Kenya

ALEX CHIDAKEL
Economic Performance of Protected Areas in Contrasting Institutional Landscapes

AMANDA EDGELL
Exploring Mechanisms for Entry and Roles of Women in African Parliaments

ANTOINETA EGUREN
Attitudes Toward Wildlife and Parks in Makuleke Villages, South Africa

DAN EIZENGA
Regime Stability, Political Liberalization, and Social Mobilization in the Sahel

MICHAEL GENNARO
The History of Boxing in Nigeria

VICTORIA GORHAM
State-led National Identity Formation in Tanzania

ANN LEE GRIMSTAD
Zanzibar: The Nine-Hour Revolution

YANG JIAO
China’s Agricultural Investment in Nigeria

NICHOLAS KNOWLTON
Ghana’s Democratic Trajectory in Comparative Perspective

LILY MAYNARD
Seeking stakeholder collaboration: Community-Based Conservancies in Kenya

ASMERET MEHARI
Can Archaeology by Africans Genuinely be for Africans

THERESE RYLEY
Waterscapes in Urban and Peri-urban Senegal

ERIK TIMMONS
Hip Hop Life and Livelihood in Nairobi

IBRAHIM YAHAYA IBRAHIM
Islamic Insurgency in the Sahel

Collaborative Projects

Archaeological & Paleoenvironmental Research in the Ndali Crater Lakes Region

Alternative Small Business Financing Options to Micro-Finance Loans In Kenya

Community Archaeology and Heritage Work In Africa: Issues, Lessons and the Future

Political Reform, Social Change, and Stability In The African Sahel

Exhibitions and Acquisitions of African Art at The Harn Museum

Linguistic Ecology of Dakar’s Markets

Development, Security and Climate Change in the African Sahel

The Potential for Using a Social Enterprise Approach to Achieve Impact and Scale in Low Cost Housing

Sub-Saharan Africa Business Environment Report

UF-UDSM Linkage: 25 years of Cooperative Exchange

Taking Africa to the Classroom

2013-2014 CAS Research Report – PDF

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Faculty Reports

BRENDA CHALFIN
Infrastructure and Urban Public Life in Ghana

ELIZABETH DEVOS
Emergency Medicin Curriculum Development for Africa

JAMES ESSEGBEY
Documenting the Language of Fishing among the Dwang

JOAN FROSCH
Building Enduring Partnerships in Research and Performance: The First Decade of the Africa Contemporary Arts Consortium (TACAC)

ABDOULAYE KANE
The Centrality of Fez in the Articulation of Translocal and Transnational Tijani Religious Circuits: The Case of the Baro Family in Mbour, Senegal

AGNES LESLIE
Chinese Investments in Zambia: The Role of Government in Protecting Workers

CORENE MATYAS
Rainfall Patterns in Mozambique and Relationships to Income Change for Rural Subsistence Farmers

BARBARA McDADE GORDON
The African Diaspora: A Global Geographical and Historical Phenomenon

FIONA MCLAUGHLIN
Centenaire Pidgin: Senegal’s Newest Urban Language

CONNIE J. MULLIGAN
Epigenetic Alterations and Stress among New Mothers and Neonates in the DRC: A Biocultural Investigation of the Intergenerational Effects of War

TERJE ØSTEBØ
Islam, Ethnicity and Reformism in the Horn of Africa

DANIEL REBOUSSIN
Manuscripts Support Research on Wildlife Conservation

RICHARD RHEINGANS
Understanding and Tackling Health Disparities

VICTORIA ROVINE
Africa at the Colonial Expositions: Representation through Visual Art

PETER SCHMIDT
Building Community Heritage Collaborations in Kagera, Tanzania

FRANK SEIDEL
Documentation of Baga Mandori: an Endangered Language of Guinea

RENATA SERRA
Women’s Collective Action in Agricultural Markets

JILL SONKE
The Arts and Health in East-Central Africa

ISTVÁN TARRÓSY
US Africa Policy and the Changing Global System: The EU-China-US “Triangle” of Relations and Hungary

LEONARDO VILLALÓN
Political Reform, Social Change and Stability in the Sahel

LUISE WHITE
Mobile Soldiers, Porous States: The Un-National Liberation of South Africa

ALYSON YOUNG
Environmental Risk, Human-Animal Health Systems, and the Socioecology of Maternal and Child Health in African Pastoral Communities

Student Reports

KAREN BAILEY
The Influence of an Agricultural Mosaic on Small Mammals and Their Ecosystem Services

MAMADOU BODIAN
Coalition Politics and the Evolution of Electoral Systems in Francophone Africa

LEANDRA CLOUGH
Situational Analysis of Communities Bordering Sabie Game Park in Mozambique

NASIRU DANMOWA
Fate and Transport of Phosphorus Fertilizer and Pesticides in a Northern Nigerian Soil

JUSTIN DUNNAVANT
Ethiopian Archaeology and the Archives

DANIEL EIZENGA
Processes of Democratization in the Sahel

CARLEE FORBES
Woven History: Raffia Cloth in the Kongo

ANN LEE GRIMSTAD
Zanzibar: The Nine-Hour Revolution

EMILY HAUSER
Democratization and Colonial Legacies in Nigeria

NICHOLAS KNOWLTON
The Legacies of Democratic Experiments in Africa: Ghana’s Democratic Trajectory in Comparative Perspective

CHESNEY McOMBER
Investigating Gender Equity within Climate Information Services: Insights from Kenya

ANNA MWABA
Supporting Democracy: Preparing Malawi for 2014

EMMANUEL A. OFORI
The Use of Insults/Intemperate Language in Political Discourse in Ghana: a Critical Discourse Analysis

AMY PANIKOWSKI
Woven Livelihoods: Women Crafters and Protected Areas in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

CHRISTOPHER RICHARDS
“We Have Always Been Fashionable” – The Significance of Fashion in Accra, Ghana (1953-2013)

ABIYOT SEIFU
The Life and Death of Medieval Ethiopian Priests: a Bioarchaeological and Osteological Investigation of Mummies from Caves in Northern Ethiopia

DANIEL STIRLING
Adapting Hospital Outreach to Direct Village Needs in Kitgum, Uganda

RAINA S. ZANTOUT
Human Health Risks Linked to Irrigation with Treated Wastewater and Analysis of Gender Roles in Agriculture in Oued Souhil, Tunisia

Collaborative Reports

African Languages Initiative (AFLI) Domestic Intensive Summer Program 2013

Research for “Kongo across the Waters” Exhibition and Publication

Sub-Saharan Africa Business Environment Report (SABER)

2012 CAS Research Report – PDF

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Faculty Reports

SHARON ABRAMOWITZ
“Mental Health, Humanitarian Intervention, and Reconstruction in Liberia”

KATE BALDWIN
“Supporting Traditional Leaders to Mitigate Community-Level Conflict”

STEVEN BRANDT & KYLIE BERMENSOLO
“2012 Field Season at Mochena Boraga Rock Shelter, SW Ethiopia”

ELIZABETH DEVOS
“Continuing to Develop A Roadmap for Emergency Services in Africa”

JAMES ESSEGBEY
“Developing an Online African Language Course”

JOAN FROSCH
“Voices of Strength”

GREG KIKER
“Modeling Elephant/Vegetation Dynamics for Adaptive Management in Southern African Ecosystems”

ANDREW JAY NOSS
“Protected Areas and Oil Development in Equatorial Guinea”

ESTHER OBONYO
“Sustainable Building Systems for Low Income Communities”

TERJE ØSTEBØ
“Islam, Ethnicity, and Reformism in the Horn of African and Africa”

FRANCIS E. PUTZ
“Gators in Gabon”

DANIEL REBOUSSIN
“Search Engine Optimization Supports Research Access Online”

VICTORIA ROVINE
“Indigenous/International: African Style in Global Fashion”

FRANK SEIDEL
“Language Documentation of Nalu in Guinea, West Africa”

RENATA SERRA
“The Challenges of Cotton Sector Reforms in West and Central Africa”

ALIOUNE SOW
“Memory, Memoirs, and Narratives in Mali”

LEONARDO VILLALÓN
“Political Reform, Social Change, and Stability in The African Sahel”

Student Reports

JENNIFER BOYLAN
“What Does It Mean to Hold a Free and Fair Election?”

RENEE BULLOCK
“Smallholder Farmers in Global Value Chains: Spice Market Participation in Tanzania”

BENJAMIN BURGEN
“Migration and Development in the Upper Senegal River Valley”

STEPHENIE CHATFIELD
“Capturing Impact: Monitoring and Evaluation a Sanitation Program in Ethiopia”

TIMOTHY FULLMAN
“Impacts of a Growing Elephant Population in Southern Africa”

MICHAEL J. GENNARO
“Boxing in Colonial and Post-Colonial Nigeria, 1920-1970”

RYAN GOOD
“Africa’s Place in Global Food Security”

MEGHAN KIRKWOOD
“Land-based Imagery in Contemporary South African Photography”

NICHOLAS KNOWLTON
“Trajectories of Democracy in Africa and the Legacies of Democratic Experiments”

STEVEN LICHTY
“Religious Motivation for Political Engagement in Kenya”

GERMAIN AIME MAVAH
“Human Livelihoods Assessment in the Republic of Congo”

VINCENT MEDJIBE
“Biodiversity, Climate, and Carbon: The Forests of the Congo Basin”

XAVIER MONROE
“The Scramble for Nigeria: The View from Kano”

AMY PANIKOWSKI
“Woven Livelihoods: Women Crafters and Protected Areas in KwaZulu-Natal”

CHRISTOPHER RICHARDS
“We Have Always Been Fashionable” – The Significance of Fashion in Accra”

MACKENZIE MOON RYAN
“The Global Reach of a Fashionable Commodity: Kanga Textiles in Dar es Salaam”

SAM SCHRAMSKI
“Social Capital, Climate, and Agrarian Change in South Africa”

CAROLINE STAUB
“Hydrological Processes, Climate, and Land Cover in Mauritius”

DONALD UNDERWOOD
“Governing Ghana’s Maritime Domain: Monitoring, Mapping and Surveillance”

CARRIE L. VATH
“Livelihood Hunting and Attitudes in Southeastern Nigeria”

KEITH WEGHORST
“Elections in Africa: Opposition Parties, Electoral Integrity, and Women’s Representation”

CHRISTOPHER WITULSKI
“Pious Performances: Musiqa Ruhiyya and Islamic Popular Music in Fez”

Collaborative Project Reports

African Language Initiative

“Cell Phone Usage and Its Impact on Zambian Economy and Society”

“In and Out of Africa: African Memoirs after 1980”

“Kongo Across the Waters: Publications and Exhibition Research”

“Risk, Threat and Vulnerability in Ghana’s Off-Shore Oil Sector”

Sub-Saharan Business Environment Report (SABER)

Trans-Saharan Elections Project (TSEP)

2011 CAS Research Report – PDF

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Faculty Reports

SHARON ABRAMOWITZ
“Mental Health, Humanitarian Intervention, and Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Liberia”

ANTOINETTE TIDJANI ALOU
“Queen Sarraounia and the Civilizing Mission: Perspectives on the Politics of Memory”

KATE BALDWIN
“Non- State Actors, Public Goods, and Political Accountability in Africa”

STEVEN BRANDT
“ Out of SW Ethiopia: a Refugium for Late Pleistocene Hunter-Gatherers?”

BRENDA CHALFIN
“Urban Planning and Governmental Proliferation in Ghana’s Port City of Tema”

DONNA L. COHEN & Claude Armstrong
“Built Work with Proposals for the Future: Tanzania and Morocco”

ELIZABETH DEVOS
“Strengthening the Ghana National Ambulance Service”

JAMES ESSEGBEY
“Preparing Documentary Outputs for an Endangered Community”

ABE GOLDMAN
“ Parks as Agents of Social and Environmental Change in Eastern and Southern Africa”

BRENT HENDERSON
“When an Endangered Language Goes Global: Documenting Chimiini”

ABDOULAYE KANE
“The Baraka Tijani: The Structure and Pattern of a Transnational Religious Circuit”

ANNE METTE KJAER
“Understanding Why and When Ruling Elites Support Productive Sectors”

AGNES LESLIE
“Chinese Investments in Zambia and Senegal: State Collaboration and Worker Confrontation”

ROBERT McCLEERY
“W orking Together to Conserve Swaziland’s Wildlife Resources”

BARBARA McDADE GORDON
“African Entrepeneurs: On the Continent and in the Diaspora”

TERJE ØSTEBØ
“I slam, Ethnicity, and the State in Ethiopia/Horn of Africa”

FRANCIS E. PUTZ & CLAUDIA ROMERO
“Global Climate Change in the Eastern Cape of South Africa”

DANIEL REBOUSSIN
“Library Research Supporting African Studies Academic Programs”

RICHARD RHEINGANS
“Exploring Health Disparities in Africa”

VICTORIA ROVINE
“Clothing, Colonial Expositions, and Images of Africa”

PETER SCHMIDT
“The Restoration of Kanazi Palace in NW Tanzania: First Steps Towards a Sustainable Heritage Tourism”

FRANK SEIDEL
“Documenting Nalu – an Atlantic Language on the Coast of Guinea, West Africa”

RENATA SERRA
“Governing Cotton Sectors in West and Central Africa”

DANIEL SMITH
“An African Re-Immersion”

ALIOUNE SOW
“Memoir and Migration in Mali”

LUISE WHITE
“Is Post-Conflict an Oxymoron?”

Student Reports

ERIN BUNTING
“ Detecting Patterns of Disturbance via Landscape-Level Vegetation Analysis within Southern Africa”

TIM FULLMAN
“Elephant Community Ecology in Southern Africa”

JASON HARTZ
“Health Perspectives Among Senegalese Immigrants in Cincinnati, Ohio”

ELIHU ISELE
“Exploring the Intersection of Agriculture and Health Among HIV+ Populations in West Kenya”

DAN JAKUBOWSKI
“Egyptian Video Art and the Performance of Identity”

CARLA JONES
“Giving Up the Gun: Life Post-Rebellion in Central Africa”

MARIT ØSTEBØ
“Gender Equality in Ethiopia: Concepts, Practices, and Strategies”

ALISON MONTGOMERY
“Negotiating the Space of Fairtrade in South Africa’s Wine Industry”

SHYLOCK MUYENGWA
“Elite Capture of Community Conservation Programs in Botswana, Nambia, and Zimbabwe”

COLLINS NUNYONAMEH
“Mining and Community Development in Ghana”

MACKENZIE MOON RYAN
“Kanga Hits the Runway, Fashion and East African Textile”

ELHADI M. SARR
“Democracy in the West African Novel”

AMY SCHWARTZOTT
“Weapons and Refuse as Media: The Potent Politics of Recycling in Mozambican Urban Arts”

SAM SCHRAMSKI
“Resilience and Social Networks in South Africa’s Eastern Cape”

NOAH ISAIAH SIMS
“Not So Hidden Treasures: Public Archeology and Collaboration in Bukoba, Tanzania”

JESSICA STEELE
“Linking Livelihoods and Land Cover in Southern Africa”

ERIK TIMMONS
“Embodiment, Emplacement, and Lyrical Discourse from Eastlands, Nairobi”

DUNCAN WAMBUGU
“Towards the Teaching of Kenyan Art & Choral Music in High School Music Education”

KEITH WEGHORST
“Social Networks and Voting in Africa”

ANN WITULSKI
“Islamic Education Curriculum Reform Politics in Morocco”

CHRISTOPHER WITULSKI
“Listening to Changing Narratives and Musical Diversity in Moroccan Gnawa Music”

DEB WOJCIK
“Information Flows and Perceptions of Resources in the Okavango Delta”

Collaborative Reports

“Kongo Across the Waters: A Collaborative Exhibition of the Harn Museum of Art and the RMCA”

“Sub-Saharan Africa Business, Environment Report (SABER) Project”

“Partnership to Strengthen Tourism Management in South Africa”

“2010 FIFA Football World Cup: Resident and Visitor Perspectives”

“MDP Summer Practicum in Botswana”

“Tourism Demand Assessment – Kafue National Park, Zambia”

“The Trans-Saharan Elections Project (TSEP)”

2010 CAS Research Report – PDF

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Faculty Reports

CHARLES BWENGE
“Climate Change and the Dynamics of Local Discourse in Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania”

DONNA L. COHEN
“Architectural Designs for East Africa”

SUSAN COOKSEY
“New Threads: Textile Diasporas at the Harn Museum of Art”

ELIZABETH DEVOS
“Emergency Medicine Development for Africa”

JAMES ESSEGBEY
“Documenting Endangered Languages in Africa”

JOAN FROSCH
“Graphing a Movement (R)Evolution: Faustin Linyekula, Germaine Acogny, and Beatrice Kombe”

ABE GOLDMAN
“Parks as Agents of Social and Environmental Change in Eastern and Southern Africa”

SEAN HANRETTA
“Love, Death, and History in West Africa”

BRENT HENDERSON
“When an Endangered Language Goes Global: Documenting Chimiini”

ABDOULAYE KANE
“A Cultural Festival in the Senegal River Valley: Reinventing Local Traditions for Returning Migrants”

GREG KIKER
“Taming Wicked Problems: Ecosystem Modeling for Adaptive Management of Rivers and Elephants”

AGNES LESLIE
“Zambia-China Engagement: The Role of Government in Regulating Foreign Investments”

STAFFAN LINDBERG
“Voting Behavior, MP Campaign Strategies, and Political Clientelism in Ghana”

FIONA MCLAUGHLIN
“Dakar’s Linguistic Landscape”

CONNIE MULLIGAN
“Epigenetic Alterations and Stress Among New Mothers and Infants in the DRC”

ESTHER OBONYO
“A Community-Based Approach to Sustainable Development”

BERNARD OKECH
“Research Activities in Kenya”

TERJE ØSTEBØ
“Islam and Islamism in Ethiopia & the Horn of Africa”

ROBIN POYNOR
“Yoruba Influences in Florida”

RICHARD RHEINGANS
“Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Kenya: Where Health and Development Meet”

CLAUDIA ROMERO & FRANCIS E. PUTZ
“Higher Education and Climate Change Research in Southern Africa”

VICTORIA ROVINE
“Viewing Africa through Clothing: Research and Collaboration”

ZEKERIA OULD AHMED SALEM
“Debating Islam: Ethnicity, Belonging and Muslim Politics in Mauritania”

PETER SCHMIDT
“History, Trauma, and Revitalization in Haya Villages of Tanzania”

FRANK SEIDEL
“Documenting Nalu: An Atlantic Language on the Coast of Guinea, West Africa”‘

RENATA SERRA
“Cotton Sector Reforms in West and Central Africa”

JILL SONKE
“AIM for Africa: Rwanda”

ALIOUNE SOW
“The New Malian Literary Landscape”

ANITA SPRING
“Sub-Saharan Africa Business Environment Report (SABER)”

ANDREW TATEM
“Malaria: Movement, Modeling, and Mapping”

CIRECIE WEST-OLATUNJI
“Critical Consciousness Theory and Counselor Effectiveness During Disaster Response”

Student Reports

KHADIDHA ARFI
“Remembering Colonial Times: an Algerian Oral History”

RENEE BULLOCK
“Marketing Opportunities and Constraints in the East Usambaras, Tanzania”

NICOLE D’ERRICO
“Epigenetic Alterations and Stress Among New Mothers and Infants in the DRC”

JORDAN FENTON
“Masquerade and Local Knowledge in Urban Calabar, Nigeria”

JOHN FORT
“The Role of the Environment in the Forest Livelihood Decisions of Malawian Villagers”

TIMOTHY FULLMAN
“Elephant Community Ecology in Botswana”

JOHN HAMES
“ Minority Language Promotion in Senegal and Mauritania”

RACHEL IANNELLI
“Heritage Tourism: Implications for the Preservation of Haya Architecture in NW Tanzania”

JILLIAN JENSEN
“Institutional Reforms to Strengthen Gender Outcomes through Improved Rural Services Delivery”

LUCAS JOHNSON
“Archeology and Stone Tool Technology during Early State Development in Northern Ethiopia”

CARA JONES
“Rebels, Rulers, and Refugees: Post-Conflict Governments in Action in Burundi”

ALISON KETTER
“Fairtrade South Africa (FTSA)”

JOSEPH KRAUS
“The ‘Business’ of State-Building: Corporate Social Responsibility and the State in Equatorial Guinea”

STEVEN LICHTY
“Religious Influence on Political Belief and Behavior in Kenya”

EUGENIA MARTINEZ
“Arabic Script as Active Agent in Senegalese Visual Culture”

GERMAIN MAVAH
“Governance and Sustainability of Wildlife in Logging Concessions in Republic of the Congo”

SARAH McKUNE
“Risk, Perception, Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Change in Niger and Tanzania”

BOTHEPA MOSETLHI
“The Impact of Chobe National Park on Rural Livelihoods and Conservation Behaviors”

NAOMI MOSWETE
“Protected Area Management and Community-Based Ecotourism in Botswana”

SHYLOCK MUYENGWA
“Elite Capture of Community Conservation Programs in Nambia and Zimbabwe”

SAMUEL NYAMUAME
“Performing Adzomany: Religious-Cultural Expression among the Anlo-Ewe of Ghana”

MARIT ØSTEBØ
“ Gender Equality in International Aid: The Case of Norweigan-funded Projects in Ethiopia”

CHRISTOPHER RICHARDS
“Designing Identities in Accra, Ghana”

KATHLEEN RUDOLPH
“Acacia-Ant Defenders in Kenya: What Are the Costs and Where Do They Matter?”

MACKENZIE RYAN
“Kanga: A Culturally Embedded Swahili Textile”

SAM SCHRAMSKI
“Community Resilience in the Eastern Cape, South Africa”

AMY SCHWARTZOTT
“Weapons and Refuse as Media: The Politics of Recycling in Mozambican Urban Arts”

NOAH SIMS
“The Medieval East African Diaspora”

CAROLINE STAUB
“Soil, Vegetation and Land Use in the Okavango Delta, northwestern Botswana”

VERONIQUE THERIAULT
“Market Reforms and Local Realities: The Case of the Malian Cotton Sector”

KEITH WEGHORST
“Voters and the Political Opposition in Africa”

ANN WITULSKI
“State Bureaucrats or Social Leaders? Conflicts in Morocco’s Islamic Education Curriculum”

CHRISTOPHER WITULSKI
“Moroccan Islam(s): Debating Religious Authority through Ritual Performance”

Collaborative Reports

“PURC in Sub-Saharan Africa: Initiatives in Leadership Development, Telecommunications, Utility Policy and Regulation”

“Transforming CBNRM Education in Southern Africa”

“The Impact of Climate Variability and Climate Change on Land Use and Land Cover Change in Southern Africa”

“2010 FIFA World Cup: Resident and Visitor Perspectives”

“Partnership to Strengthen Teaching, Research, and Faculty Development in Tourism Management in South Africa”

“Zambia Tourism Demand Survey”

“Africa Power & Politics Programme”

“Bridging Research and Practice: Building a New Study Abroad Model in Southern Africa”

“Master’s Program in Sustainable Development Practice (MDP)”

“The Trans-Saharan Elections Project (TSEP)”

2009 CAS Research Report – PDF

Table of Contents

Faculty Reports

AKINTUNDE AKINYEMI
“Contemporary African Dramatists & the Question of Orality”

STEVEN BRANDT
“Southwest Ethiopia—Homo sapiens Across & Out of Africa During the Late Pleistocene”

CHARLES BWENGE
“Language Contact & Communicative Innovations: The African Experience”

BRENDA CHALFIN
“Ghana’s Modernist Metropolis: National Ideals & Urban Imperatives in Tema”

DONNA L. COHEN
“Integrating the Study of African Architecture into the Curriculum”

SUSAN COOKSEY
“African Beadwork at the Harn Museum”

JAMES ESSEGBEY
“The Nyagbo Documentation Project”

JOAN FROSCH
“Focusing a Choreographic Lens on Fresh Practices of the Imagination”

BRENT HENDERSON
“Documentation of Chimiini, a Bantu Language of Somalia”

AGNES LESLIE
“The Zambia-China Relationship: State Accommodation & Public Disaffectation”

STAFFAN LINDBERG
“Interrogating Accountability in Ghana”

FIONA MCLAUGHLIN
“Dakar Wolof: The Language of an African City”

PETER MALANCHUK
“African Wildlife & Range Management Collection”

REBECCA MARTIN NAGY
“Restoration: On the Trail of the Artist Behind an Ethiopian Painting of the Holy Trinity”

ESTHER OBONYO
“Optimizing Building Performance Parameters: The East African Context”

SUSAN O’BRIEN
“Youth Culture, Islam and Democracy in West Africa”

JACK PUTZ & CLAUDIA ROMERO
“Collaborations with Rhodes University in South Africa”

DANIEL REBOUSSIN
“The Martin Rikli Photo Albums: A Snapshot of Ethiopia Circa 1935”

VICTORIA ROVINE
“African Fashion: Innovation, Social Status, and Tradition in Mali”

PETER SCHMIDT
“Heritage Tourism: Sustainability & Capacity Building in Northwestern Tanzania”

RENATA SERRA
“Institutions, Power and Norms in African Cotton Reforms (Benin, Mali & Burkina Faso)”

JULIE SILVA
“Nature-Based Tourism as a Rural Development Strategy in Southern Africa”

JILL SONKE
“Arts in Medicine (AIM) for Africa: Rwanda”

ANITA SPRING
“African Entrepreneurs: From Micro to Global”

ANDREW TATEM & MARCO SALEMI
“HIV Spread in Central & East Africa”

LEONARDO VILLALÓN
“Formalizing School: Religion & the Education Sector in the Sahel”

LUISE WHITE
“Unpopular Sovereignty: Rhodesian Independence and African Decolonization”

ALYSON YOUNG
“Waterborne Zoonotic Disease & Its Impact on Health Behavior in Tanzania”

Student Reports

CHRISTIAN AHIHOU
“Ken Bugul: A Unique African Woman Novelist & Message”

PHILLIP ALDERMAN
“Improving Soil Fertility Management in Northern Ghana”

RENEE BULLOCK
“Land-Use Profitability in Northeast Tanzania”

NICOLE D’ERRICO
“Intergenerational Health Effects of Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo”

ANDREW GAUGHAN
“Landscape Dynamics & Climate Variability in the Okavango-Kwando-Zambezi Catchment”

ANN LEE GRIMSTAD
“The 1964 Zanzibar Revolution & Its Revolutionaries”

TRAVIS HERRET
“Design for the Children: East African HIV/AIDS Clinic Design Competition”

RACHEL IANNELLI
“Heritage Tourism & Local Capacity in Northwestern Tanzania”

JILLIAN JENSEN
“Capturing Water Resources for Agriculture & Human Development in Swaziland”

YANG JIAO
“The Virtual Space of the Transnational Chinese Entrepreneurs in Ghana”

ALISON KETTER
“Fairtrade South Africa: Global Models & National Realities”

MICHELLE KIEL
“Experts and the Subjects of Expertise: Education & Development in Madagascar”

KAREN KIRNER
“Agricultural Change Between the Batoro & Bakiga Peoples: Kibale National Park, Uganda”

ASHLEY LEINWEBER
“Islamic Organizations & the Provision of Education in the Democratic Republic of Congo”

STEVEN LICHTY
“Uncovering Current Contentious Issues During Zanzibar’s Electoral Process”

MEREDITH MARTEN
“The Sustainability of Public Health Interventions in Northern Tanzania”

VINCENT MEDJIBE
“Carbon Dynamics in Central African Forests Managed for Timber”

COURTNAY MICOTS
“Rock Residences in Anomabo, Ghana: Architectural Statements of Power & Identity”

JESSICA MOREY
“Student Unionism and Cultism in Nigeria”

NAOMI MOSWETE
“Community-Based Ecotourism Development in Kgalagadi District, Western Botswana”

PATRICIA MUPETA
“Democratizing Wildlife Management or Not? Three Village Trusts in Botswana”

JESSICA MUSENGEZI
“Wildlife-Based Land Use and Cattle Production on Private Land in South Africa”

SHYLOCK MUYENGWA
“Institutions & Change in Community-Based Natural Resources Management (CBNRM)”

TIMOTHY NEVIN
“Exploring Liberia’s Musical History”

JOSHUA NIEDERRITER
“Foreign & Domestic-Owned Firms in the Namibian Tourism Sector”

WINIFRED PANKANI
“The Informal Institutions: Do They Matter?”

GREGORY PARENT
“Livelihood Vulnerability and Village Economic Structure: Kruger National Park in South Africa”

CHRISTOPHER RICHARDS
“Re-Fashioning Africa: Ghana’s 3rd Annual Fashion Weekend”

AMY SCHWARTZOTT
“The Potent Politics of Recycling in Contemporary Mozambican Urban Arts”

MATTHEW H. SHIRLEY
“Crocodile Conservation Across Africa”

OLEKAE THAKADU
“Environmental Information & Communication Among Stakeholders: Okavango Delta, Botswana”

VERONIQUE THERIAULT
“Structural Changes in the Malian Cotton Sector: Implications for Export Performance”

CARRIE VATH
“Primate Conservation & Environmental Education: Re-filling the Empty Forests”

CHRISTOPHER WITULSKI
“Moroccan Islam(s): Debating Religious Authority Through Ritual & Musical Performance”

Collaborative Reports

AKINTUNDE AKINYEMI
“Fulbright-Hays Summer 2009 Intensive Yoruba Group Project Abroad (GPA)”

SANFORD BERG
“ Public Utility Research Center (PURC): African Infrastructure Research and Outreach”

BRIAN CHILD, GRENVILLE BARNES, SANDRA RUSSO, & BRIJESH THAPA
“Higher Education for Development: Transforming CBNRM Education”

ABE GOLDMAN, MICHAEL BINFORD, BRIAN CHILD, J. TERRENCE MCCABE, & PAUL LESLIE
“NSF-Human and Social Dynamics Program: Parks As Agents of Social Change”

SANDRA L. RUSSO, DOUG LEVEY, ANN DONNELLY, & TODD PALMER
“NSF-Fostering International Collaboration with the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)”

DANIEL SMITH
“American Political Science Association: Elections and Democracy Workshop in Ghana”

BRIJESH THAPA
“Higher Education for Development: Tourism Management in South Africa”

2008 CAS Research Report – PDF

Table of Contents

Faculty Reports

ANNA CATHEY
“Uncertainty Analysis for Strategic Monitoring in Complex Transboundary Ecological Systems”

SARAH CERVONE
“Rural Communities and Tourism Development in Toubkal National Park, Morocco”

JEAN-GAEL COLLUMB
“Tourism’s Impact on Human Wellbeing in Caprivi (Namibia)”

STEPHEN R. DAVIS
“Daily Life in the Exile Camps of the African National Congress (South Africa)”

JOHN LANDON DENKLER
“Development Difficulties among the Basubiya: Community-Based Natural Resource Management”

KENLY GREER FENIO
“Political Institutions and HIV/AIDS Associations in Mozambique”

JORDAN A. FENTON
“Qua Masquerade in Calabar, Nigeria”

TIMOTHY FULLMAN
“Spatial Dynamics of Elephant Impact on Trees in Chobe National Park, Botswana”

RAMON GALINAÑES
“An Elusive Peace: State Building and Reconstruction in Angola”

JUANITA GARCIA-SAQUI
“Are Livelihood Security and Attitudes Towards Wildlife, the National Park and the Conservancy/CBNRM Interlinked?”

ANDREW GAUGHAN
“Landscape Dynamics in Caprivi, Namibia”

CERIAN GIBBES
“Understanding Landscape Patterns in the Four Corners Area of Southern Africa: An Investigation of the Role of Resource Management Decisions in Determining Landscape Change and Fragmentation”

RACHEL HARVEY
“Township Tourism in Cape Town, South Africa”

CARA HAUCK
“Prospects for Peace and Transition in Post-Conflict Burundi”

CLAUDIA HOFFMAN
“Undocumented Immigrants in Nigerian Cinema”

ABDOURAHMANE IDRISSA
“Ideology and Governance: Islam and Liberalism in Niger”

YANG JIAO
“Chinese Entrepreneurial Networks in Ghana”

BOTHEPA KGABUNG
“The Effects of Elephant Management on Rural Livelihoods and Conservation Attitudes around Chobe National Park, Botswana”

JOSEPH KRAUS
“The Politics of “Corporate Social Responsibility” in Equatorial Guinea”

ASHLEY LEINWEBER
“Muslim Organizations in the Democratic Republic of Congo”

STEVEN LICHTY
“Religious Beliefs and Political Behavior in Kenya”

BETTY LININGER
“Post Migration Experience of Somali Female Refugees in the United States: A Case Study of Atlanta, Georgia”

COURTNAY MICOTS
“Art and Architecture of Anomabo, Ghana: A Case Study in Cultural Flow”

PATRICIA MUPETA
“Democratic Governance and Its Effect On Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM): Botswana and Zambia”

LEVY ODERA
“Citizen-Politician Linkages in the Formal and Informal Sector in Kenya”

ANN LEE GRIMSTAD OMONDI
“The Unraveling of John Okello”

WINIFRED PANKANI
“Informal Institutions and Public Goods in Ghanaian Bureaucracies”

GREGORY PARENT
“An Economic Analysis on the Viability of Wildlife Hunting and Viewing Tourism as a Conservation and Rural Development Tool in Namibia”

TORREY PEACE
“The Use of Client Focused Technology by Microfinance Organizations in Tanzania: A Case Study”

LUKE ROSTANT
“The Efficacy of Community-Based Monitoring in Namibia: The Event Book System”

AMY SCHWARTZOTT
“Weapons and Refuse as Media: The Potency and Politics of Recycling in Contemporary Mozambican Urban Arts”

NOELLE SULLIVAN
“Hospitals as a Window into Global Flows and Local Articulations in Tanzania”

ANN WAINSCOTT
“Religion and Politics in Morocco”

CHRISTOPHER WITULSKI
“Perceptions and Misperceptions of the Gnawa and their Music in Morocco”

DEBORAH WOJCIK
“Building Capacity for Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) in Southern Africa”

Collaborative Reports

UF Law Summer Program in Cape Town, South Africa

AIM For Africa: Medicine, Arts and Health Care in Gambia

NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates: Studying Ecology in Ghana

NSF IGERT Field Course: Water, Wetlands, and Watersheds in Southern Africa NSF International Research Experiences for Students: Engineering Sustainable Building Systems in East Africa

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