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. All pre-2014 dissertations and doctoral capstone projects are available to the CUNY community via our Retrospective Dissertations, 1965-2013 database (CUNY library barcode required).

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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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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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Parental Influence on Second Generation Chinese-American Youth’s Career Choice and Development, Yingli Huang

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

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Recognizing Freedom: Manumission in the Roman Republic, Tristan Husby

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"Toccatas and Arias": Analysis and Historical Context of Vivian Fine’s Last Work for Solo Piano, Manon Hutton-DeWys

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Song Rhythm Development in Zebra Finches, Julia Hyland Bruno

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The Impact of Spirituality and Trauma on Appraisals of Psychotic-Like Experiences, Kathleen Isaac

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The Racialization and Exploitation of Foreign Workers by the Law, Seiko Ishikawa

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

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Medical Transnationalism: Korean Immigrants’ Medical Tourism to the Home Country, Sou Hyun Jang

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Regulation of the Amyloid Precursor Protein by Prostaglandin J2, A Mediator of Inflammation: Relevance to Alzheimer’s Disease, Teneka L. Jean-Louis

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Social Order and the Culture of Corruption in India, Arunodhaya Jebamani

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Thine Is the Kingdom: The Political Thought of 21st Century Evangelicalism, Joanna Tice Jen

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The Role of Pitx Proteins in Early Xenopus Development, Ye Jin

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Networked: New York City’s Charter Schools and the New Profiteers, Christina Johnson

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K-12 Education, Pedagogy and Student Achievement, Genevieve Johnson

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The Impact of Teacher Perception of Professional Learning Communities on Student Algebraic Achievement, Tyrone John

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

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Trumping Norms: Whither the International Liberal Order?, Maureen Jones

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Acts of Provocation: Popular Antiracisms on/through the Twenty-First Century New York Commercial Stage, Stefanie A. Jones

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The Bunker Hill Story: Welfare, Redevelopment, and Housing Crisis in Postwar Los Angeles, Stephen Jones

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

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Narrating Power and Injustice: How Young People Make Sense about Fairness, Svetlana Jovic

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

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Essays in Financial Development and Income Inequality, Samuel M. Jung

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The Interdependence of Theatricality, Gender, and Race in Cinematic and Performative Representations of New Orleans—From Jim Crow to Hurricane Katrina, Alexandra Just

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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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Toward a Social Ontology of the Family, Laura W. Kane

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Aeschylean Drama and the History of Rhetoric, Allannah K. Karas

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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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Bodies of Knowledge: An Anatomy and Kinesiology of the American Prison Nation, 'Human'-making, and Twenty-first-century Techno-gods, Lyndsey Karr

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From Protest Song to Social Song: Music and Politics in Colombia, 1966-2016, Joshua Katz-Rosene

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Design of Collagen-Mimetic Peptides, Parminder Jeet Kaur

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Our Vile Age: Women and Class in the Interwar Novels of Nancy Mitford, Kelley Kawano

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Worlds of If: Analyses of the Composed and Improvised Works of Robert Dick, Melissa Keeling

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Expectations and Aspirations of Motherhood for Young Women in Foster Care, Joanna Kibel-Gagne

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Investigating the Risk Factors of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Among Korean Immigrant Women in America, Chunrye Kim

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Turaev Surfaces and Toroidally Alternating Knots, Seungwon Kim

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Beyond the Vale: Visualizing Slavery in Craven County, North Carolina, Marissa N. Kinsey

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Between the Cloud and the Page: Repetition and Textuality in Post-Conceptual Poetics, Michael Kirby

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

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Effect of Implementation of Simulation on Critical Thinking Skills in Undergraduate Baccalaureate Nursing Students, Joanne M. Knoesel

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Criminal Responsibility: Meta-analysis and Study Space, Lauren E. Kois

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Perspectives on Emotional Climate Associated with Classroom Interactions, Hiro Komatsubara

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Gender and Financial Risk Aversion, Efstathia Korkou

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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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The Art of Cognition: British Empiricism and Victorian Aesthetics, Rachel Kravetz

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A Partial Nonlinear Extension of Lax-Richtmyer Approximation Theory, Aradhana Kumari

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The P53 Independent Functions of Estrogen-Activated MDM2 in Cell Signaling and Mammary Architecture, Nandini Kundu

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Seaport Vulnerability to Criminal Networks: A Mixed Method Approach to Measuring Criminological Vulnerability in the Top 30 U.S. Container Ports, Leonid Lantsman

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Claude III Audran: Ornemaniste of the Rococo Style, Barbara Laux

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A New Approach to the Analysis of Timbre, Megan L. Lavengood

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Gustave Vogt's Musical Album of Autographs: A Scholarly Edition, Kristin Leitterman

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La nación está en otra parte: cultura y neoliberalismo en México (1977-1996), Rafael Lemus

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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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The Advanced Spectroscopic Analysis of Organic Gunshot Residue and Explosives, Jennifer M. Leonard

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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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Three Essays on the European Sovereign Debt Crisis with a Special Focus on Greece, Flora Leventi

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Some Results in Combinatorial Number Theory, Karl Levy

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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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The New American Slavery: Capitalism and the Ghettoization of American Prisons as a Profitable Corporate Business, David A. Liburd

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

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Perceptions of Asian American and Female Leadership Candidates: The Impact of Descriptive and Prescriptive Stereotyping, Jane I. Lim

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Recreational Music Exposure and Music-Induced Hearing Loss: A Systematic Literature Review, Carolyn Lindenbaum

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Making the Gigantic Suburban Residential Complex in Beijing: Political Economy Processes and Everyday Life in the 2010s, Pengfei Li

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Computational Investigation of the Pore Formation Mechanism of Beta-Hairpin Antimicrobial Peptides, Richard Lipkin

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Trump’s “America First” Trade Policy and the Politics of U.S. International Investment Agreements, Jesse Liss

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Olfactory Receptor Antagonism in the OR-I7 Aldehyde Receptor and the Mammalian Olfactory System, Min Ting Liu

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Cruising Borders, Unsettling Identities: Toward a Queer Diasporic Asian America, Wen Liu

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Fabrication and Applications of Multifunctional Superhydrophobic Surfaces Based on Surface Chemistry and Morphology, Yang Liu

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

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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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The Relationships Among Different Traits of Masculinity and Intimate Partner Violence, Jennifer E. Loveland

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

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Cognitive and Affective Control Deficits in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Melissa-Ann Mackie

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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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Body Size Regulation via BMP Signaling in Caenorhabditis elegans, Uday Madaan

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

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Elogio del amateur: Traducción y resistencia en la era del Panamericanismo (EE.UU. 1889-1945), Maria Soledad Marambio

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Latino/a Adolescents and Young Adults Coping with Parental Cancer within a Cultural Context, Amanda Mia Marin-Chollom

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

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Vim Parat: Patterns of Sexualized Violence, Victim-Blaming, and Sororophobia in Ovid, Melissa Marturano

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Pirandello Proto-Modern: A New Reading of L’Esclusa, Bradford Masoni

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Stereospecific Electrophilic Fluorination of Alkylcarbastannatrane Reagents, Xinghua Ma

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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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Creating an Unbroken Line of Becoming in Live Music Performance, Bonnie B. McAlvin

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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 Survey of Athenian Block Grants of Citizenship, Mary Jean E. McNamara

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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