As of 2014, all newly submitted Graduate Center dissertations and theses appear in Academic Works shortly after graduation. Some works are immediately available to read and download, and some become available after an embargo period set by the author. Dissertations and theses from before 2014 are generally accessible only to the CUNY community, but some authors have chosen to make theirs open access.

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Dissertations from 2017

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Zooarchaeological and Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction of Newly Excavated Middle Pleistocene Deposits from Elandsfontein, South Africa, Frances L. Forrest

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Youth Activists in Kashmir: State Violence, Tehreek, and the Formation of Political Subjectivity, Mohamad Junaid

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The Failure of Post-War Reconstruction in Jaffna, Sri Lanka: Indebtedness, Caste Exclusion and the Search for Alternatives, Ahilan Kadirgamar

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Archaeology of Void Spaces, Cory Look

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Like A Natural Woman - Black Women’s Theatre Aesthetics: Agency & Resistance on the Chitlin’ Circuit, Adrienne R. Lotson

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Affective Afterlives: An Ethnography of Activism Between Movements, Manissa Maharawal

Dissertations from 2016

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Saving Animals: Everyday Practices of Care and Rescue in the US Animal Sanctuary Movement, Elan L. Abrell

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Extracting Indigeneity: Oil, Environment and Self-Determination in the Falkland Islands (Malvinas), James J. A. Blair

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Climate, Ecology, and Human Evolution during the Plio-Pleistocene, Scott Adam Blumenthal

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Declining City, Born-Again Citadel: Faith-Based Organizations and the Reconstitution of Inequality in Postindustrial America, Michael J. Boyle

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Lucumi and the Children of Cotton: Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the Mapping of a Black Atlantic Politics of Religion, Akissi M. Britton

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Millets from the Margins: Value, Knowledge and the Subaltern Practice of Biodiversity in Uttarakhand, India, Priya R. Chandrasekaran

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Left of Maidan: Self-Organization and the Ukrainian State on the Edge of Europe, Emily S. Channell-Justice

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Saving: Stem Cell Science, Christian Adoption, and Frozen Embryo Potential in the United States, Risa Cromer

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The Antipolitics of Food in Middle-Class America, Neri de Kramer

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Reshaping National Imaginations in the Midst of Civil Genocide: Denationalization in the Dominican Republic and Transnational Activism, Javiela Evangelista

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Breaking Cover: Confronting Crisis and Displacement in Timbuktu, Mali, Andrew Hernann

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Post-Apartheid Citizenship and the Politics of Evictions in Inner City Johannesburg, Anthony Johnson

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In Search of Argentinidad: Identity Affirming Bodies in Movement in Latino-America, Melissa Maldonado-Salcedo

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What the Tides May Bring: Political "Tigueraje" Disposession and Popular Dissent in Samaná, Dominican Republic, Ryan A. Mann-Hamilton

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Losing Values: Illiquidity, Personhood, and the Return of Authoritarianism in Skopje, Macedonia, Fabio Mattioli

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Connectivity: An Ecological Paradigm for the Study of Bronze Age, Slobodan Mitrović

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A Means to An End: Articulations of Diasporic Blackness, Class and Survival among Female Afro-Caribbean Service Workers in New York City, Christine A. Pinnock

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Through the Gateway: Marijuana Production, Governance, and the Drug War Détente, Michael Polson

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Transnational Indigenous Migration: Racialized Geographies and Power in Southern Highland Ecuador, Victoria Stone-Cadena

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Kongo to Kings County, Marcus Alan Watson

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From Coercion to Consent?: Governing the Formerly Incarcerated in the 21st Century United States, Karen G. Williams

Dissertations from 2015

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Social-Ecological Resilience in the Viking-Age to Early-Medieval Faroe Islands, Seth Brewington

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Consuming Poverty: The Unexpected Politics of Food Aid in an Era of Austerity, Maggie Dickinson

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Was There a Sensory Trade-off in Primate Evolution? The Vomeronasal Groove as a Means of Understanding the Vomeronasal System in the Fossil Record., Eva Christine Garrett

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Of Truths, Secrets, and Loyalties: Political Belonging and State Building in Poland after State Socialism, Saygun Gokariksel

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Rebellion under the Palm Trees: Memory, Agrarian Reform and Labor in the Aguán, Honduras, Andres Leon

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Privilege in Haiti: Travails in Color of the First Bourgeois Nation-State in the Americas, Philippe-Richard Marius

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Disrupting the Narrative: Labor and Survivance for the Montauketts of Eastern Long Island, Allison Manfra McGovern

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Right to Land and the Rule of Law: Infrastructure, Urbanization and Resistance in India, Preeti Sampat

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'may God Cure You': Contemporary Egyptian Therapeutic Landscapes Between Qur'anic Healing And Psychiatry, Ana Maria Vinea

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Environmental Expertise In The Age of Research: Institutional Process And Environmental Science In the American Far West, 1950-2014., Nathan D. Woods

Dissertations from 2014

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Our Day Has Finally Come: Domestic Worker Organizing in New York City, Harmony Goldberg

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"My People is a People on its Knees": Mexican Labor Migration from the Montana Region and the Formation of a Working Class in New York City, Rodolfo Hernandez-Corchado

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"We are Refugees in Our Own Homeland": Land Dispossession and Resettlement Challenges in Post-Conflict Teso, Uganda, Matt Kandel

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The Struggle for Recognition: Muslim American Spokesmanship in the Age of Islamophobia, Nazia Kazi

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Claiming the Right to the City: Towards the Production of Space from Below, Mehmet Baris Kuymulu

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Households, Landscapes, and Post-Collapse Continuity in Postclassic Jalieza, Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico, Elise Marie Maragliano

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The development and function of the nasopharynx and its role in the evolution of primate respiratory abilities, Anthony Santino Pagano

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Palestine is Throwing a Party and the Whole World is Invited: Private Development and State Building in the Contemporary West Bank, Kareem Rabie

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"A New Way of Doing Politics": The Movement against CAFTA in Costa Rica, Jeremy Rayner

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Law Without Recognition: The Lack of Judicial Discretion to Consider Individual Lives and Legal Equities in United States Immigration Law, John Clark Salyer

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What Was Squatting, and What Comes Next?: The Mystery of Property in New York City, 1984-2014, Amy Starecheski

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Coming of Age in Neoliberal New York, Jennifer Hope Sugg

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Millennial Libertarians: The Rebirth of a Movement and the Transformation of U.S. Political Culture, Kaja Tretjak

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Cadê o mico? Where is the tamarin?: Locating monkeys in the politics of land and conservation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Analía Villagra

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Wild NYC: Building Biodiversity in Fresh Kills and City Parks, Melissa Zavala

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The Effect of Population History on Hominoid Intraspecific Cranial Shape Diversity: Combining Population Genetic and 3D Geometric Morphometric Data, Julia Marie Zichello

Dissertations from 2013

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The Digital Diaspora in Sunset Park: Information and Communication Technologies in Brooklyn’s Chinatown, Sarah Wendolyn Williams

Dissertations from 2012

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The Prison Fix: Race, Work, and Economic Development in Elmira, New York, Andrea R. Morrell

Dissertations from 2011

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When Women Migrate: Children and Caring Labor in Puebla, Mexico, Denise Geraci

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Faunal Analysis of the Early Modern Bishop's Farm at Skalholt, Arnessysla Iceland, George Hambrecht

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Personal Narratives of Women's Leadership and Community Activism in Cherkasy Oblast, Martha Kichorowska Kebalo

Dissertations from 2009

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Raising Children the American Way: Court-Mandated Parenting Education in Alameda, California, Nicole D. Laborde

Dissertations from 2007

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All That Is Air Turns Solid: The Creation of a Market for Sinks Under the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change, Maria Gutierrez

Dissertations from 2006

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The Bloomberg Way: Development Politics, Urban Ideology, and Class Transformation in Contemporary New York City, Julian Brash

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Empire's Footprint: Expulsion and the United States Military Base on Diego Garcia, David Stiefel Vine

Dissertations from 2005

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The European Union, Immigration and Inequality: “Albanian” Labor in the Political Economy of Rural Greece, Christopher M. Lawrence

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Shades of Dispossession: Neoliberalism and the Social Production of Credibility, In Machu Picchu, Peru, Pellegrino A. Luciano

Dissertations from 2004

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To Stand on Their Own: Women’s Higher Education in Contemporary Kerala, India, Alcira Forero-Pena

Dissertations from 2003

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Clothes Talk: Youth Modernities and Commodity Consumption in Dakar, Senegal, Suzanne Scheld

Dissertations from 2001

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The Emergence of Dialogic Identities: Transforming Heteroglossia in the Marquesas, F.P., Kathleen C. Riley

Dissertations from 1998

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"To Sew or To Sow?” European Gender Images and Development in Rural Ecuador, Barbara Grunenfelder-Elliker

Dissertations from 1977

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Santana: Middle Class Families in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Elizabeth Riggs Hansen

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A Discourse-Based Grammar of Baule: The Kode Dialect, Judith E. Timyan