As of 2014, all Graduate Center dissertations, theses, and capstone projects are posted to Academic Works. Some are immediately available to read and download, and some become available after an embargo period set by the author. Some pre-2014 works have been added to this collection at the author's request. If you graduated before 2014 and would like to add your own GC dissertation, or for information about changing your embargo settings, please email deposit@gc.cuny.edu.

Dissertations, theses, and capstone projects are listed by year below. To browse by program, go to the top-level Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects page.

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Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 2017

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Diffuse Gamma-Ray Emission from Nearby Molecular Clouds as a Probe of Cosmic Ray Density Variations, Ryan Abrahams

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The Racial Politics of Elementary School Choice for Black Parents Living in Brooklyn, NY, Shannon N. Allen

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Using Video in a Collaborative Teacher Team Within a Special Education School: A Case Study, Belinda Akua-Kisiwaa Amoako

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Capitalism and Unfreedom: Louis D. Brandeis and a Liberty of the Left, Eric L. Apar

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Subversion and Transcendence in the Latin American Modern Travel Novel (1928-1976), Andrea Babsky

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The Effect of a Single Bout of Physical Exertion on Expressive Language and Word Finding in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis, Marissa A. Barrera

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The Analysis of Musical Dramaturgy in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Danielle J. Bastone

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“The Monster They've Engendered in Me”: Gothic Strategies in African American and Latina/o Prison Literature, 1945-2000, Jason Baumann

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Production of Energy and Environmental Protection as a Prerequisite for Sustainable Development, Diana Baus

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Overpopulation and the Impact on the Environment, Doris Baus

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Diversity's Impact on the Quality of Deliberations, Amanda N. Bergold

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Owing and Owning: Zubayr Pasha, Slavery, and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Sudan, Zachary S. Berman

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Ecologies of the Passions in Early Modern English Tragedies, Roya Biggie

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The Fantastic Manifesto: Monstrosity of Memory and Epiphany of Selfhood in The Spirit of the Beehive (1973), Layla Blodgett Carrillo

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Persistent Pleasures: Agency, Social Power, and Embodiment in Women's Solitary Masturbation Experiences, Christin P. Bowman

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African American Male Veterans’ Illness Representation and Reported Self-Management Practices of High Blood Pressure, Tammie Brodie

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Expanding Intersectionality Praxis: Informing Culturally-Responsive Programming for Black and Latino Gay and Bisexual Young Men, Justin T. Brown

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Three Essays on Fiscal Policy, Sinem Buber Singh

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The Legitimacy of Global Legal Governance: Institutional Power and Human Rights Bias in International Criminal Justice, Martin J. Burke

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Great Power Politics in the Twenty-First Century: The Ukrainian Example, Oksana Byeha

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The Fat Female Bodies of Saturday Night Live: Uncovering the Normative Cultural Power of a Countercultural Comedy Institution, Katharine Cacace

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Open Works: Between the Programmed and the Free, Art in Italy 1962 to 1972, Lindsay A. Caplan

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The Impact of Social Dominance Orientation on Experienced Threat and Consequent Interviewer Discriminatory Behavior: A Psychophysiological Approach, John F. Capman

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By Beauty Damned: Millennial Feminism and the Exploitation of Women's Empowerment in Pop Culture and Corporate Advertising, Maria L. Carreon

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Capturing the Attention of Caregivers: Variability in Infant Vocalizations, Catharine A. Castelluccio de Diesbach

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"La Dolce Vita" Today: Fashion and Media, Nicola Certo

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Electoral System Effects: Institutions and Context or New and Old Democracies, Helen Chang

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Lengua y violencias en Colombia: Discursos sobre patrimonio lingüístico (1991-2010), Carolina Chaves-O'Flynn

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Chloride and Proton Binding in the E. coli 2Cl¯:1H+ CLC Exchanger, Catherine Chenal

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Retelling an Old Wife’s Tale: Postpartum Care of Taiwanese and Chinese Immigrant Women, Kuan-Yi Chen

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As if by Magic: Unleashing Critical and Expressive Voices Through a Rhetoric of "This/And" in First-Year Composition, Nolan Chessman

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A Normative Account of Political Representation, Kenneth R. Courtney

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William Bolcom’s "Twelve New Etudes" (1988): Theoretical and Interpretative Analysis, Ran Dank

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Imagining Basic Income as an International and Domestic Remedy to Wealth Inequality, Christian A. Davis

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Essays in Corporate Responsibility and Finance, Mert Demir

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Fitting-in: How Formerly Incarcerated New York City Black Men Define Success Post-Prison, Mika'il DeVeaux

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Beyond the Obvious: Emerging Contaminants and Biogeochemistry as a Cause and Solution for Nitrogen Pollution, Stephanie L. DeVries

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Removal of Organic Micro-Pollutants from Water Using Sewage Sludge Based Composite Adsorbents, Rui Ding

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"Tough on Crime, Tough on the Causes of Crime": Liberal Carceral Logics and the Reproduction of Settler Colonial Violence in Winnipeg, MB, Canada, Bronwyn Dobchuk-Land

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The Value of Value-Added: Science, Technology, and Policy in Educational Evaluation, Daniel Douglas

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The Technocratic Politics of the Common Core State Standards in History, Kate Duguid

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ADHD and Theory of Mind in School-Age Children: Exploring the Cognitive Nature of Social Interactions in Children with ADHD, Rachel Feigenbaum

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The Proscriptive Principle and Logics of Analytic Implication, Thomas M. Ferguson

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Estradiol, Substance P, and the PI3K-Akt-mTOR Pathway in the Dorsal Horn of the Spinal Cord During Inflammatory Pain, Zane Ferguson

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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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Spatial Prepositions in Spanish, Carolina Fraga

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Sex Differences in the Anxiety Effects of Cannabinoids, Helen T. French

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Reinventing the Wheel of Teaching Business? Learning in the Academic Classroom - The Case of the Business Consulting Course, Francesco R. Frova

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Dopamine D1 and D3 Receptor Polypharmacology in Cocaine Reward and Cocaine Seeking, Ewa J. Galaj

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A Canada in the South: Marronage in Antebellum American Literature, Sean Gerrity

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Synthesis of Complex/Multifunctional Metal (Hydr)oxide/Graphite Oxide/AuNPs or AgNPs Adsorbents and Analysis of their Interactions with Chemical Warfare Agents, Dimitrios A. Giannakoudakis

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El significado de la construcción con ser focalizador en el español de Colombia, Ana I. González Támara

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From Rochel to Rose and Mendel to Max: First Name Americanization Patterns Among Twentieth-Century Jewish Immigrants to the United States, Jason H. Greenberg

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A Reformers' Union: Land Reform, Labor, and the Evolution of Antislavery Politics, 1790–1860, Sean G. Griffin

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Elimination for Systems of Algebraic Differential Equations, Richard Gustavson

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Transcriptional and Post-Transcriptional Regulation of Histone Variant H2A.Z During Sea Urchin Development, Mihai Hajdu

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Solo Performance: An Extension of Vocal Pedagogy, Monica J. Harte

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The Performance Conversation: A Pragmatic, Curricular Approach to Speaking from the Stage, Barrett J. Hipes

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Intelligent Bodies and Embodied Minds: Reading Religious Performance in Middle English Writing from Syon Abbey, Nicholas Love, William Langland, and John Gower, Paul Holchak

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Rights and Feelings: Marriage Equality and the Language of Citizenship in Argentina and the United States, Julie Hollar

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Heinrich Schenker’s Early Approach to Form, 1895–1921: Implications for His Late Work and Its Reception, Jason A. Hooper

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Development of Authoring and Agency in Early Childhood Through Play, Pi-Chun Grace Ho

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Secret and Divine Signs: A Cinematic Ode to the Art of Cruising, Terrence T. Hunt

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Violence Against Architecture: The Lost Cultural Heritage of Syria and Iraq, Heidi James Fisher

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Heritage Language Education in South Korea: Challenges and Demands, Mihyun Jo

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Joseph Beuys and Social Sculpture in the United States, Cara M. Jordan

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Asymmetric Alliances and Side Payments: Alliance Politics Between Unequal Powers, Muhammad S. Kabir

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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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Words of Change: How Linguistic Shifts Over the Course of a Short-Term Exposure Therapy Represent Movement Towards Psychological Health, Zachary A. Kahn

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Impact of Urbanization on Temperature Variation in Big Cities: Measuring Health Risk While Targeting Vulnerable Population, Maryam E. Karimi

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Design of Collagen-Mimetic Peptides, Parminder Jeet Kaur

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The Relationship Between Non-Traditional Instructional Strategies and the Multicultural Competence of School Psychologists, Jacqueline Kluger

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Effects of a Computer-based Simulation on Chemistry Self-Efficacy, Yolanta V. Kornak-Bozza

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Mahlerian Tonality: Challenges to Classical Foreground Structures in the Music of Gustav Mahler, Ryan Kosseff-Jones

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The Life and Death of Urban Ethnic Enclaves: Gentrification and Ethnic Fragmentation in Brooklyn's 'Polish Town', Aneta Kostrzewa

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Who Am I to You? Using Function Words as a Measure of Transference, Jon William P. Lentz

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A Performer’s Guide to Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Estío (1943) in the Context of the Twentieth-Century Spanish Violin Concerto, Eva León

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A Quasi-Experimental Study of a Health Patterning Modality about Childhood Vaginitis and Power in Haitian Primary Caregivers, Anne Marie Berthe Leveille-Tulce

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The Fear Factor: Exploring the Impact of the Vulnerability to Deportation on Immigrants' Lives, Shirley P. Leyro

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Weight Loss Maintenance: Women's Experience During Perimenopause, Karren B. Liebert

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Physical Mechanisms and Biological Consequences of Voltage-gated Sodium Channel Modulation by FHF Proteins, Yue Liu

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El Spill de Jaume Roig. Estudio de relaciones semióticas con la picaresca, Raul Macias Cotano

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Queering Addiction, TaraRose Macuch

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Why Do Negative Employment Outcomes for Workers with Disabilities Persist?: Investigating the Effects of Human Capital, Social Capital, and Discrimination, Martine Maculaitis

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A Study of Nikolai Medtner's Compositional Technique: Form and Narrative in Tales, Oliver H. Markson

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The Effects of Tilted Magnetic Fields on Quantum Transport in 2D Electron Systems, William A. Mayer

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Dominance & Survivance: Urban Latino Communities and Education in Racial Neoliberal Urbanism, Edwin Mayorga

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Mónica Mayer: Translocality and the Development of Feminist Art in Contemporary Mexico, Alberto McKelligan Hernandez

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Post-transcriptional Regulation of the Drosophila Anterior Determinant, Bicoid, John McLaughlin

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Beyond the Biological: William Beebe, the Bronx Zoo, and U.S. Biological Field Stations in British Guiana, Katherine F. McLeod

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A Whole New Wurld? How Unusual Brand Name Spelling Negatively Affects Sensory Perceptions of New Products Through Cognitive and Affective Processing, Ann E. McNeel

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Lipid Sensing by Mammalian Target of Rapamycin, Deepak Menon

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The Effects of Parametrically Manipulating the Ratio of Complimentary to Constructive Feedback Statements on Performance, Amanda Mentzer

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Optical Forces Generated by Plasmonic Nanostructures, Matthew A. Moocarme

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The Relationship Between Clinical Teaching Effectiveness and Emotional Intelligence in Clinical Nurse Faculty in Pre-licensure Baccalaureate Programs in New York State, Caroline K. Mosca

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The Short Story and the Photographic: Twentieth-Century Imagetexts In and Of the Americas, Lucienne Muller

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Max Kowalski's Japanischer Frühling: A Song Collection from the Period of the Jewish Cultural Alliance in Nazi Germany, Nils Neubert

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Toward a Reoriented Radicalism: Black Marxism and Orientalism, Alexandros Orphanides

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Naturally-Derived Molecular Ensembles in Medicine, Materials Science and Evolutionary Biology: An Interdisciplinary Study, Silvio Panettieri

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Masculinity and Disproportionate Risk of Contact with the Criminal Justice System: Findings from a Select Sample of Low-Income Black Males in New York City, Michael G. Pass