MOspace, the online repository for MU faculty and students, includes MU theses and dissertations exploring the Black experience in the United States. Whether you are interested in learning more about African-American history, literature, institutional prejudice, or perceptions of law enforcement behavior, you can find it freely available online.
Here is a glimpse at some of the insightful works that have been crafted here at MU since 2015:
- African American female aspiring journalists and the lack of African African American female television news directors and producers, by Brittany R. Mobley (Spring 2019).
- Black and blue: Exploring protests, African American attitudes, and law enforcement behavior, by Kenneth Bryant, Jr. (Summer 2017).
- Black families as embodied policy: Politics of dignity transforming colonized policy procedures, by David Aguayo (Spring 2018).
- The black inside the blue: Black law enforcement officers’ perceptions of racial profiling in Missouri, by Clarence Green, Jr. (Summer 2018).
- Born she is the divine Christ child: Female figurations of Christ in Black Atlantic literature, theatre, and cinema, by Aurelia Mouzet (Summer 2017).
- A call to citizenship: Anti-Klan activism in Missouri, 1921-1928, by Sean B. Rost (Summer 2018).
- Campus en-counter: Counter narratives of the persistence of black males at a PWI, by Jonathan A. McElderry (Fall 2015).
- Can you hear me now? The voices of high achieving black males emerge in predominately white high schools, by Eric L. Johnson (Fall 2016).
- Dee-jay drop that “deadbeat:” Hip-hop’s remix of fatherhood narratives, by Jessie L. Adolph, Sr. (Spring 2018).
- Examining the role of hardiness, race-related stress, and racial identity on psychological health outcomes of black college students, by Jasmine Tilghman (Spring 2015).
- The fetishization of firearms in African-American folklore and culture, by Raymond M.J. Summerville (Fall 2016).
- For us, by us: Sociocultural targeting of HIV prevention messages to black MSM, by Mathew Davis (Spring 2020).
- Framing of African-American women in mainstream and Black women’s magazines, by Marian McPherson (Spring 2015).
- From race records to rock ‘n’ roll: Elvis, Sun, and the production of culture perspective, by Joshua Cochran (Summer 2017).
- The front in flux: Examining the relationship between African American population and front-page news depictions, by Nicole Garner (Fall 2015).
- In self defense: Black female journalists’ advocacy in the Cold War, by Rachel Grant (Spring 2018).
- Innovative immersion approach to retention of African-American 1st year chemical engineers, by Jeffrey J. Cathey (Spring 2020).
- It takes a village: Twentieth Century black women’s fiction and the spiritual apprenticeship narrative, by Constance Bailey (Summer 2015).
- “Little people can learn about race”: Thinking with the wake in a first-grade classroom, by Oona R. Fontanella-Nothom (Spring 2019).
- Marginalized memories: Lafayette, American others, and revolution’s legacy, by Jordan Pellerito (Spring 2019).
- Mississippi Mau Mau: Medgar Evers and the black freedom struggle, 1952-1963, by Kristin R. Henze (Fall 2017).
- Perceptions of Facebook and Twitter as sources of health information among African-American women, by Casey A. Jones (Fall 2017).
- Pigmentation and practice: Understanding perceptions of white female teachers within a colorblind racial ideology framework, by Stephanie S. Green (Summer 2020).
- Racial disparity in police killings: An analysis of 2014 United States lethal force data, by Michael Laughlin (Fall 2019).
- Reducing prejudice through self-affirmation, by Mollie A. Price-Blackshear (Spring 2020).
- Responding to racism: How specific communication strategies may decrease likelihood of boycotts, protests and uprisings, by Diamond M. Dixon (Fall 2015).
- Self-defense, subversion and the status quo: Four Tennessee newspapers assess the Columbia race riot of 1946, by Landon Woodroof (Spring 2016).
- Stepping out of the cloak of voiceless-ness: A post-colonial and feminist analysis of the representation of the black female voice in the Afro-Hispanic narrative, by Wendy A. McBurney (Fall 2016).
- Teachers’ beliefs about ability to engage African-American students and identify for advanced placement through the lens of the Ohio State Teacher Efficacy Survey and the Rand Measure, by Eric C. Greely, Sr. (Fall 2017).
- Through their eyes: The cultural and structural factors that shape the academic performance and behavior of young black boys, by Bonita E. Jamison (Fall 2017).
- We are our sisters keeper: The experience of black female clergy responding to intimate partner violence, by Ashley R. Shaw (Summer 2017).
- When the evening comes: A novel, and And it begins like this: Essays, by Latanya McQueen (Spring 2017).
You can find more theses and dissertations from past years on MOspace. MOspace is the home for all theses and dissertations published at MU since 2006. You will find more than 8,000, most of which are open access and available to the general public. Note that access to some MU theses and dissertations is restricted to MU.
In addition to those published since 2006, we are digitizing earlier theses and dissertations that do not have copyright restrictions. The earliest one in MOspace is a thesis published in 1896. Representing the research of graduate students at MU, they cover a wide variety of topics.
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