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).

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 2019

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You Are Here: Mapping the World System of Mohsin Hamid’s Fiction, Terrie Akers

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Divided Loyalties: Family and Consent to Marriage in Late Middle English Literature, 1300–1500, Jennifer R. Alberghini

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Afghanistan: The Crossroads of Conflicting Regional Interests, Sabera Azizi

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Adorno and the Language of the Intellectual in Exile, Ana Baert

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Losing Louisiana: Race, Techno-Science, and the Disappearing Geographies of the Lower Mississippi River Delta, Monica Patrice Barra

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A Resistance from Within: An Experience of Pakistani Migrant Women, Ramsha Begum

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Nude in a Classroom: The Contemporary World of Life Modelling, Kannaki Bharali

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Rituals of Remaindered Life in the Films of Kidlat Tahimik, Alison R. Boldero

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Refugees from Somalia, Burma/Myanmar and Iraq: Navigating New Lives in the US in Post-9/11 Context, Ivona Boroje

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Landing Points, Matt Boyle

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Using Oximeters Heuristically: A Case for Emotionally Adaptive Pedagogy, Corinna Brathwaite

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Culture Clubs: Processing Speech by Deriving and Exploiting Linguistic Subcultures, David Guy Brizan

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Post-Synaptic Mechanisms of Early and Late Prepulse Inhibition in the Goldfish, Daniel Bronson

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Molecular Analysis of Cone Photoreceptor Genesis from a Specific Retinal Progenitor Population, Diego F. Buenaventura

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Brrap Brrap Pew Pew: Representations of Abortion in Adult Animated Television Comedy, Erika A. Byrnison

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An Exposition and Analysis of Kant’s Account of Sublimity, Paulina Simone Calistru

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CK2 Negatively Regulates 5-HT4 Receptor Signaling in the Prefrontal Cortex and Mediates Depression-like Behaviors, Julia Castello Saval

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The Ladies' Garment Worker Speaks Volumes for the Woman Worker and Writer, Carolyn J. Cei

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One-Dimensional Excited Random Walk with Unboundedly Many Excitations Per Site, Omar Chakhtoun

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The Subject of the Novel: Aphra Behn, Charlotte Brontë, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and Samuel Beckett, Jin Chang

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Mandarin Assessment in Chinese-English Bilingual Preschoolers, Jennifer A. Chard

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An In Vitro and In Vivo Evaluation of the Anticancer Potential of Resveratrol and Pterostilbene Against HPV-E6 Positive Cancers, Kaushiki Chatterjee

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Recognition by Flickering Components: The Effect of Temporal Modulation on Image Recognition, Alla Chavarga

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Shapes and Transitions of the Interest Rate Term Structure, Biwei Chen

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The Determining Factors of the Self-Assembly of Collagen Mimetic Peptide, Fangfang Chen

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“Americans All”: The American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born, Immigrants' Rights, and Defending the Constitution Under the Red Scare, Michelle Chen

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Human Capital: The Moral and Political Economy of Northeastern Abolitionism, 1763–1833, Michael Crowder

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Challenges in Measuring Firearm Prevalence: A Test of Cook's Index Across The Rural–Urban Continuum, Noah R. Cypher

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A Study of Factors Influencing Hiring Decisions in the Context of Ban the Box Policies, Ronald F. Day

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The Difficulties of Filming Syrian Refugee Populations Living in Jordan: Obstacles to Objectivity and Accuracy in Reporting, Thaddeus E. DeCaprio

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Novel Biobehavioral Methods for Assessing the Anxiety-Related Attention Bias, Samantha Denefrio

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Re-Defining Gender and Sexuality in West African Theatre: Women Artists, Feminist Representations, and Same-Sex Desire in the Twenty-First Century Theatre of Benin, Burkina Faso, and Togo, Heather J. Denyer

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Control of Energy Transfer and Molecular Energetics using Photonic Nanostructures, Rahul Deshmukh

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Meaning Beyond Words: A Musical Analysis of Afro-Cuban Batá Drumming, Javier Diaz

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Internal Displacement in the United States: A Result of Climate Change and U.S. Policy, Ahmad T. Diop

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The Past is Never Dead: Amorphous Time in Jean-Luc Godard's Notre Musique, Anthony E. Dominguez

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Broadway Bodies: Casting, Stigma, and Difference in Broadway Musicals Since "A Chorus Line" (1975), Ryan Donovan

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A Study of the Impact of the Physical Properties of Blood on the Interpretation of Bloodstain Patterns in Forensic Investigations, Ira S. DuBey

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Refracting Immigration Rhetoric: The Struggle to Define Identity, Place and Nation in Southern Arizona, Emily Duwel

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Preclinical Evaluation of Gold-Based Chemotherapeutic Candidates for the Treatment of Metastatic Renal Cancer, Benelita Elie

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Just Borders: The Foundations of Immigration Policy, Cody Fenwick

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The Music in His Words: The Art of Sound and Folk in Louis Armstrong’s Manuscript for Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans, “The Armstrong Story”, Adriana C. Filstrup

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Visualizing the Decline of the Corset Business, Iris Finkel

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Neighborhood Ecology and Recidivism: A Case Study in NYC, Sarah Picard Fritsche

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Presidential Power: Assessing the Unitary Executive as the Strongest Determinant of Presidential Success, Maxwell J. Fuerderer

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Synthesis and Evaluation of Novel Iodine-124 Labeled Nucleoside Analogs as Pet Imaging Agents to Predict Response to Gemcitabine Therapy, Kishore Kumar Gangangari

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Who Needs Blame?: Answerability Without Expressed Blame, Sarah Gokhale

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Reversing borrón y cuenta nueva: The Curative Power of Family Memory in the Novels of Loida Maritza Perez and Nelly Rosario, Ivonne Gonzalez

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Private Funding of the United Nations, Consequence and Future of the World Intergovernmental Organization, Kossi H. Hator

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Shared Deliberations: Learning from the Voices of Social Justice Lawyers on Their Aspirations, Challenges and Roles, Ian Head

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Why is the Black Population of Central Brooklyn, the Mecca of Black NYC, Diminishing?, Jamell N.A. Henderson

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Between the Living and the Dead, Laura Henriksen

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A Parade of Identities: Negotiation of Ethnic Identities in Three New York City Cultural Parades, Julia M. Herrera-Moreno

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Racial Becoming: How Agentic (Self-Initiated) Encounter Events Inform Racial Identity Refinement, Devin A. Heyward

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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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Guilty by Association: A Critical Analysis of How Imprisonment Affects the Children of Those Behind Bars, Whitney Q. Hollins

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The Post-9/11 LGBTQ Human Rights Struggle in Egypt, Donna K. Huaman

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Magnetic Resonance Studies of Free Radicals Generation and their Impact in Different Polymers, Sunita Humagain

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Characterization of Immunomodulatory Microbial Factors in Medicinal Plants, Kriti Kalpana

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Ungodly Freedom: How Philosophers Rise and Empires Fall in the Work of Leo Strauss, Eli Karetny

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Performing Desire in Times Square: Sailors, Hustlers and Masculinity, Kel R. Karpinski

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Integrating the Effects of Biotic Interactions into Models of Species Distributions, Jamie M. Kass

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The Master Synaptic Regulator: Activity Regulated Cytoskeleton Associated Protein, Arc, in Normal Aging and Diseases with Cognitive Impairment, Amber Khan

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A Defense of Pure Connectionism, Alex B. Kiefer

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The Equal Right to Sing: The American Zeitgeist and Its Implications for Music Education, YoungEun Kim

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The Shape of Knowledge: The Postwar American Poet's Library, with Diane di Prima and Charles Olson, Mary Catherine Kinniburgh

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A Meta-Analysis of Information Processing Measures of Intelligence, Performance, and Group Score Differences, Elliott C. Larson

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Structural Studies on Calcium/calmodulin-dependent Activation of Eukaryotic Elongation Factor 2 Kinase, Kwangwoon Lee

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Reverse the Curse: Colonialist Legacies of the Magic Poem, Karen E. Lepri

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Intimate Partner Violence Among Expectant Adolescent Couples: Psychological and Relational Predictors and Sexual Risk, Jessica Lewis

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A Purely Defeasible Argumentation Framework, Zimi Li

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Sylvia Plath and "the bigger things": War, History, and Modernism at Midcentury, Reagan Lothes

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A Narrative Inquiry of Associate Degree Nursing Students' Stories About Their Experience of Academic Misconduct, Bridget Anne Maley

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Sighs of the German People: An Emotional History of Musical Sigh-Compositions during the Thirty Years War (1618–1648), Thomas Marks

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Magic Performances: Rituals and Practice in Italian Theatre and Culture, 1520–1650, Erika Mazzer

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Pretargeted Radioimmunotherapy Utilizing the Inverse Electron Demand Diels-Alder Reaction, Rosemery Membreno

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The Urban Domestic: Homosocial Domesticity, Literature, And Culture in 19th and 20th Century New York City, Krystyna Michael

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Coordination, Collaboration, and Delegation in EU Migration Management, Nicholas R. Micinski

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La vigencia de lo r/Real: la memoria traumática y el relato policial postdictatorial en Argentina y Chile, 1996–2015, Jelena Mihailovic

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Articulation of the Japanese Moraic Nasal: Place of Articulation, Assimilation, and L2 Transfer, Ai Mizoguchi

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The "I" of the Artist-Curator, Natalie Musteata

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Chemotaxonomy of Theobroma and Herrania (Malvaceae) and Ilex (Aquifoliaceae) species, Adam Negrin

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Quantum Uncertainty Reduction (QUR) Theory of Attended Access and Phenomenal Consciousness, Anatoly V. Nichvoloda

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Little Siberia, Star of the North: Prisons, Crisis, and Development in Rural New York, 1968–1994, Jack Norton

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The Right to Run: Decoding Sexism Against Women Politicians and Fighting for a New Paradigm for Intersectional Left Feminists, Charlene A. Obernauer

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Agricultural Cooperatives in the United States and Nepal: A Comparative Study, Abin Ojha

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Identity Shifts Among Cis- and Trans- Females Who Sell Sex on the Streets of New York City, Amalia S. Paladino

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Green Tea Extract, Epigallocatechin Gallate, Protect Against Methamphetamine-Induced Striatal Neurotoxicity in Mice, Allen L. Pan

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Police Reform in Ukraine Since the Euromaidan: Police Reform in Transition and Institutional Crisis, Nicholas Pehlman

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The Contested Terrain of the Louisiana Carceral State: Dialectics of Southern Penal Expansion, 1971–2016, Lydia Pelot-Hobbs

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Development of Palladium(0)-Catalyzed Suzuki Cross-Coupling Polymerizations, Wei Peng

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Raised on TV: A Queer Teen's Guide to Syndicated Sexualities, Francesca Petronio

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Development, Expertise, and Infrastructure between the Ohio River and Cincinnati Riverfront, 1895-Present, Raymond W. Pettit

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Ray Johnson: Collage as Networked "Correspondance", Gillian Pistell

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Radical Solace and Young Adult Writing: Racialized Dis/ability, Fan Fiction, and Feel(ing)s in Composition, Jenn Polish

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Know(ing) Thyself: Examining Complementary Practices of Health and Wellness Through a Teacher's Standpoint, Ernest Andre Poole

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Control of Light-Matter Interactions via Nanostructured Photonic Materials, Nicholas Proscia

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Identification and Characterization of Barrier Insulator Activity in the T-Cell Receptor alpha Locus Control Region, Gayathri Devi Raghupathy

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Solvation Thermodynamic Mapping in Computer Aided Drug Design, Steven Ramsey

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Estradiol and Daily Affective Experiences in Trauma-Exposed Women, Jenna Rieder