The African Diaspora Project is a digital archive created by SIT Study Abroad in collaboration with institutional partners in the U.S., the Caribbean, Africa and South America. The collection includes text documents, audio files, images, and video files of both formal scholarship and non-formal studies, in such areas as folk tales, architecture, songs, photography and art pertaining to African Diasporas.

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Submissions from 2011

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The Language of Action: A Creative Study of Resistance to Slavery From West Africa to the Days Across the Sea, Kali Block-Steele, Skidmore College

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White-Washed: The “Conservation” of the Physical and Metaphysical States of Ghanaian Slave Castle-Dungeons and Forts, Britney D. Ghee, Rice University

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Food Is Life: The Impact of a Changing Food Industry on the Role of Women in the Home, Diana Lay, Whitman College

Submissions from 2010

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The Future of Tradition: An Ethnographic and Comparative Study of Social Preference and Medicine in Rural Ghana, Shannon Dick, Seattle University

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Rally Around the Flag and Support the Black Stars: Multi-Relational Analysis of Nationalism and Contemporary Football in Ghana, Elka Peterson Horner, Villanova University

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Body Politics Within the Body Politic: Ghanaian Disabled Communities and Their Relationships to Power, Conner Chivone Spinks, University of Iowa

Submissions from 2009

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All That You Can’t Leave Behind: Making and Administering Laws in the Select Government Localities of Komenda, Cape Coast, and Accra, Andrew Freeman, Trinity College

Submissions from 2007

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An Ancient Practice: Scarification and Tribal Marking in Ghana, Alyssa Irving, Connecticut College

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Returning Home: The Makings of a Repatriate Consciousness, Hope Steinman-Iacullo, Wesleyan University

Submissions from 2005

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Engendered Spaces: An Analysis of the Formation and Perpetuation of Female Spheres in Ghana, Emily Starr Bean

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Crossroads Of Cultures: Contemporary Painting At The College Of Art, Kumasi, Margaret Hunt de Bona

Submissions from 2004

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Interactions Between The Local Government And The Traditional Authorities, Tara Boulton

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Perceptions of Development in Ghana, Caitlin Hurley

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Pidgin! Make we hear your speak, Make we know why chaw students dey luv you, Desiree Pipkins

Submissions from 2003

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Choose Ye This Day!!! A study surrounding the dialogue that concerns the use of traditional herbal medicine versus modern scientific medicine in Ghana., Tina M. Andrews

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Education for Liberation: Ghana's move from western to appropriate education system, Ama Mansa Awotwi

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It's a Man's World: Overcoming Barriers to Female Education in Ghana, LaSandra Houston

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There is no Word for Cousin: Understanding Ghanaian Homelessness from an American Context, Kenneth Hutchinson

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The Pursuit of Development in Ghana, Jessamyn Mayher

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Experience West African Drumming: A Study of West African Dance-Drumming and women Drummers, Leslie Marie Mullins

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A Survey of Sites and Relics on the Slave Trade in Ghana: A History Archaeology Perspective, Brooke Takala

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Searching for a Voice: An Examination of the Fishing Industry in Ghana, Kalyani Thampi

Submissions from 2002

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A War of Words: Halo songs of Abuse Among the Anlo Ewe, Corinna Campbell

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The Historical Exodus of the Musama Disco Christo Church, Amy Cox

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Childbearing in Ghana: How beliefs affect care, Michelle Fischer

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Liberation, Catherine Gillespie

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An Assessment of the Plausibility of Pan-Africanism From Various Perspectives, Crystal Holmes

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Rhythm and Movement in Ghana:Healing through Dance through Generations, Naima Penniman

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Traditional Dance In Ghana: A Means Of Preserving And Re-Affirming Ghanaian Culture, Kani Edite Romain

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Brainwash Education: Religiosity, Formal Education, and The Ghanaian mentality, Ty Thompson

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Toward Reparations Policy In Ghana A study of the Reparations Movement in Ghana, West Africa., Elizabeth Whittaker

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Asante Indigenous Goldsmithing:The Impact of Contemporary Culture on Akan Jewelry, Dana Wilson

Submissions from 2001

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Child Labor in Ghana: An analysis of perceptions and practices, Amanda Bruscino

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The Effects Of Structural Adjustment On The Lives Of Small-Scale Farmers A Micro Study Of The Cape Coast District, Central Region, Ghana, Hannah Clark

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Boat Building, Navigation, And West African Indigenous Knowledge, Will Connell

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The Challenges Food Crops Farmers Face in the Ahanta West District: Friends of the Nation Demonstration Farm, a Possible Solution., Meghan Crouch

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Effectiveness Of Ghana's Decenctralized Administraiton In Matters Of Physical Development: The Case Of The Wa District Assembly, Keon Knutson

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Breaking the chains of slavery: how to continue healing from a history of oppression, Jennifer Parrish

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Sankofa: A Study Into The Teaching Of History In the Ghanian Education System: A Case Study In Cape Coast Schools, Kyla Saphir

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Voices of Ghana: The Evolution of Traditional Identity Through Music, Graham Savage

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Creating Spaces to Build Alternatives: The Growing Movement Against Water Privatization in Ghana, Sasha Wright

Submissions from 2000

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Dances of Northern Ghana: Possibilities for cross-cultural communication, Electa Behrens

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Changes in Treatment for Malaria: Western Influence on Indigenous Practice, Kourtney L. James

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A Tradition of Innovation: An Exploration into the History,Cultural Role and Playing of the Atenteben and Odurugya flutes of Ghana, Shaun C. Laughlin

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Influences on Contemporary Ghanaian Dance: An Exploration of Viewpoint, Kristen Warnick

Submissions from 1999

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Farewell Medicine, Anglea Autry

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Word and Image: A Synthesis of Twi Proverbs and Photographs, Mana Borenstine

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Dance and Drum Education in Afiadenyigba, Ghana, Kathryn D. Bryant

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Ohenmaa's Role In Ashante My Experience & View On Community, MIchelle Castro

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The Games Children Play: A Look at Children's Past Times in Southern Ghana, Johanna H. Coleman

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Pottery and Progress: Traditional and Contemporary Pottery in Vume, Ghana, Diana Halluska

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When the People Decide: A Study of the Independence Movement in Ghana, Angela Howard

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Product of the Past: An Examination of Ashanti and Dagari Proverbs as a Means of exploring the Cultural and Societal Effects of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade on the Dagaaba People and the Ashanti People, Melanie Kawano

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Traditional Birth Attendants in Modern Ghana A Discussion of Maternal Health Care, Emily Kennedy

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Learning African Dance, Melinda Willis

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Art and Symbolism in Ewe Religion: Ritual Objects of the Yewe and Tro Mami Worship In Klikor, Ghana, Coleen Wright

Submissions from 1998

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Where the Chilly Winds Don't Blow: African Americans Return to Ghana, Zelle Bonney

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Folk Songs Of Ghana: The Mosomagor Song Book, Julia Christensen

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A Critical Discussion Of The History, Function And Literary Relevance Of Ghanaian Wax Prints, Erika S. Cobb

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The Meanings Behind the Marks: Scarification and the People of Wa, Lauren Cullivan

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An Preparation Of Indoor Games In Ghana, Jeremy Fishcher

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The Kukyekukyeku Bamboo Orchestra of Msomagor, Ghana, Benjamin Klaus

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Credit with Education: Micro enterprising Women of Jamestown, Accra, Lisa Maniscalco

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Deep Understanding Defined Within the Primary School Class One Curriculum, Kim Mendell

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Spiritual Check-up:The Art of Healing in Anlo-Afiadenyigba, Volta Region, Caroline Walker Mills

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Gaining the Appropriate Technology State-Of-Mind, Colette Mininger

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The Function of English in Contemporary Ghanaian Society, Lanita Morris

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Adowa: Funeral Dance Of Asante As A Vehicle To Express Ethnic Identity, Katherine Moss

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An Analytical Look at Bomborisi Art, JoAnnn M. Ruckman

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Descending Through Drums: A Field Based Study of the Yeve and Brekete Religions and their Music, Michael C. Spiker

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On Uneven Ground: Tracing a slave route from Salaga to Cape Coast, Laura Tanz

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The Rise Of British Jurisdiction In Ghana, Jonqil Van

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The Tradition of Drumming in Kitase Ghana, Marisa A. Zapata

Submissions from 1997

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Neocolonialism And The Ghanaian Media: An In-Depth Look at International News Coverage in Ghanaian Newspapers, Television and Radio, Shelby Bond

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The Treatment of Psychiatric Illness in Ghana, Brandee Burler

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Under the Kapok Tree: Explorations in Dagbon, Allegra Churchill

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Children Without Parents in Ghanaian Society: My Internship at Osu Children's Home, Kristen Curtis

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Socio-Economic Backgrounds and Beliefs of University Student in Ghana, Christie Isalid Martinez

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The Voice of the Slave, Lisa Montgomery Perry

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China Plates: A Dance Expression of Spiritual Healing From the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, Tiffany U. Trent

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Women Drummers: Embracing a tradition and moving forward with change, Natalie Wagner

Submissions from 1996

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Woodcarving In Aburi:A Change In Tradition, Laura Cochrane

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Traditional Mural Arts of Sirigu: Forms. Symbolism, and Processes, Christine A. Cowhey

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Professional Dance In Ghanaian Society:The Development And Direction Of The Ghana Dance Ensemble, Krista N. Fabian

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Canoe Decoration and Meaning Among the Fante of Cape Coast, Allison W. Gray

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Fufuo, Dreadlocks, Chickens and Kaya: Practical Manifestations of Traditional Ashanti Religion, Jerusha Rhodes

Submissions from 1995

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A Layman's Perspective On Women's Health Care In Ghana, Lakythia D. Ferby

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Beads: An Element of Regalia, Elizabeth Shonsey

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Popular Music in Ghana: The Democratization of Culture, Owen Wright

Submissions from 1994

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Children's Play Songs A Means Of Education In Akan Culture, Ama Terra Pearson

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Traditional Institution in Coastal Development: Asafo Companies in Cape Coast History, Brian L. Perkins