This collection contains doctoral dissertations and master's capstone projects that include a substantive online or digital component to the work. The Graduate Center Library preserves these related digital projects using methods outlined on our Depositing Digital Work guide. Format guidelines for documenting digital projects for deposit were implemented in May 2018. The MA Program in Liberal Studies added a capstone project option in 2015; prior to that, all graduating students deposited their work under the "thesis" category.

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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Capstone Projects

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Digital Occult Library, Alexis Brandkamp

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Silences of New York History: Legacies of the New York Slave Revolt of 1712, Jelissa N. Caldwell

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Sonifying Hamlet, Ashleigh Cassemere-Stanfield

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Tracking Keywords in American Studies, Thomas Cleary

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Clara Lemlich Shavelson: An Activist Life, Sarah B. Cohn

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Child-ish Books: Presenting Zines and Artist Books for Kids, Hannah Coleman

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Spirits in the Dark: Black Community Education and the Light it Bears, Sydoni A. Ellwood

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Visualizing the Decline of the Corset Business, Iris Finkel

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Fair World 64: A Text-Based Game of the 1964–1965 World's Fair, Christofer R. Gass

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A Data Exploration of Jeopardy! from 1984 to the Present, Brian S. Hamilton

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Immigration, Small Business and Assimilation: Three Stories of Small-Time Capitalism on the Lower East Side, Marcus Hillman

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

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Inching Closer: Life on the Sinking Island of Ghoramara, Anjani Kapoor

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The Zine Union Catalog, Lauren S. Kehoe and Jenna Freedman

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

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Assembly and Association: Mapping the Development of the Public Sphere in 19th Century Columbia County, NY, Christopher L. Meatto

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The Local Accountability Journalism Tracker, Sandy Mui

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DH in Prison, Sabina Pringle

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Alternative Futures: The Creative Reconsideration of Fashion Objects, Kathryn Roberts

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Still Life: Growing Up with Death - A Visual Memoir, Lindsey Roth-Rosen

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No More False Heavens: In the Wake of Campus Sexual Violence, Destry Sibley

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Early American Cookbooks: Creating and Analyzing a Digital Collection Using the HathiTrust Research Center Portal, Gioia Stevens

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Rethinking Gaming & Representation Within Digital Pedagogy: An Instructor’s Guide, Anthony Wheeler

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Accessibility Across the Curriculum: An OER Website on Accessibility, Amy Wolfe

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Spatial Distribution of Chinese Language Education and Historical Development of Chinese Language Pedagogy in Higher Education in the United States, Jing Zhao

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The Bronx Was Brewing: A Digital Resource of a Lost Industry, Michelle Zimmer

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DH Box: A Virtual Computer Lab in the Cloud, Stephen Zweibel

Dissertations

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The Afterlives of Government Documents: Information Labor, Archival Power, and the Visibility of U.S. Human Rights Violations in the “War on Terror”, Rachel Daniell

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MyDigitalFootprint.ORG: Young People and the Proprietary Ecology of Everyday Data, Gregory Thomas Donovan

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The Musicality of Salsa Dancers: An Ethnographic Study, Janice Mahinka

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Vanishing Leaves: A Study of Walt Whitman Through Location-Based Mobile Technologies, Jesse A. Merandy

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The Making of Knowledge-Makers in Composition: A Distant Reading of Dissertations, Benjamin M. Miller

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Social Media Use and Media Literacy in Relation to Adolescents' Understanding of the Internet, Kasey L. Powers

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TextFrame: Cosmopolitanism and Non-Exclusively Anglophone Poetries, Michael N. Scharf

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“Dropouts” Drop In: Re-Visualizing the “Dropout” Stereotype, Rondi Silva

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A Derivation of the Tonal Hierarchy from Basic Perceptual Processes, David Smey

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The Importance of Bioacoustics for Dolphin Welfare: Soundscape Characterization with Implications for Management, Heather Ruth Spence

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Lyrical Mysticism: The Writing and Reception of Catherine of Siena, Lisa Tagliaferri

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Translanguaging About, With, and Through Code and Computing: Emergent Bi/multilingual Middle Schoolers Forging Computational Literacies, Sara Vogel

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Taking the Venereal out of Venereal Disease: The Public Health Campaign Against Syphilis, 1934-1945, Erin Wuebker

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How and Where to Make a Fortune: Mapping the Fictions of Economic Mobility through Work in British Literature, 1719–1809, Heather Zuber

Theses

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Nondescript: A Web Tool to Aid Subversion of Authorship Attribution, Robin Davis

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Gentle Introduction Resource, James Anderson Laird Evans

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The Jacob A. Riis-Theodore Roosevelt Digital Archive, Jonathan Conrad Maxwell

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The Journal Of Mother Studies: A Peer Reviewed, International, Interdisciplinary, Open-Acess, Digital Humanities Hybrid Project, Martha Joy Rose

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ES-ESA: An Information Retrieval Prototype Using Explicit Semantic Analysis and Elasticsearch, Brian D. Sloan