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 Login required).

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

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Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 2021

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The Tale of Two Countrysides: The Shaping of Landscapes in Hispania and Spanish Latin America, Andrew R. Abrams

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Embracing Conflict and Contradiction as a Path to Awareness, JoAnn Rintel Abreu

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The One-Armed Viewer: Voyeurism and Masturbation in Nudist Imagery and Film Spectatorship, Benjamin Eleanor Adam

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Developing Dynamical Probes of Quantum Spin Liquids Inspired by Techniques from Spintronics, Joshua Aftergood

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Mitigating Resurgence in Functional Communication Training: Teaching Varied and Complex Responses, Charlene N. Agnew

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Telehealth Caregiver Training: Treating Food Selectivity without Extinction, Christina M. Alaimo

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The Impact of User Control and Transparency in App Design on Privacy Concerns and Behavior of Mobile App Users, Arwa Alawajy

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Beyond Authorization: Toward Abolitionist Transliteracies Ecologies and an Anti-Racist Translingual Pedagogy, Lindsey Albracht

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A New Feature Selection Method Based on Class Association Rule, Sami A. Al-Dhaheri

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The Rainforest is Burning: Trials and Triumphs Working Towards Conservation in Rural Madagascar, Kathryn Alessi

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The Quartet’s Death: Embodiment, Performativity, and Physicality in Heinz Holliger’s 1973 String Quartet, Vicente Alexim

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Essays on Green Finance, Elsa Allman

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Rethinking Thinking About Thinking: Against a Pedagogical Imperative to Cultivate Metacognitive Skills, Lauren R. Alpert

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Mario Levrero: Un estudio fenomenológico de su obra, Sergio Alves

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Neuroplasticity of the Corticospinal System: Applications of Neuromodulation-Based Therapies, Alzahraa M. Amer

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Is This My Body? A Manual on Navigating Child Masturbation Without Shame, Stephanie M. Amis

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Youth Bystander Intentions to Intervene in Peer Intimate Partner Violence: The Co-Influence of Perceived Perpetrator Race and Perceived Culpability, Nana Amoh

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Does Exposure to Interviewer Feedback Bias Observer Perceptions of The Suspect? A Test of Two Pathways to a Feedback Effect, Aria Amrom

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Educational Investments in Low-Income Households: The Role of Parental Occupational Identity and Substitutability, Aparna Anand

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Using the Marcus Inverted Region and Artificial Cofactors to Create a Charge Separated State in De Novo Designed Proteins, Eskil ME Andersen

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Encoding and Perception of Voicing and Aspiration in Native and Non-Native Listeners in Quiet and in Background Noise, Reethee Antony

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Mechanism of Action of Dihydropteridine Reductase, Gabriela Arias De la Rosa

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Put Yourself First (In a Sexy Way): Postfeminist Beauty Messaging and Resistant Media Texts, Margarita Artoglou

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Microbial-Host Dynamics and the Evolution of Nearshore Diversity in Hippocampus abdominalis, Jimiane L. Ashe

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Writing Not Writing: Transdisciplinary Poetics, Institutional Critique, Miriam L. Atkin

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Reimagining Post-Secondary Training, Community College, and Welfare Supports, Aaron Azerad

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"Rivals and Partners”: The Competition for Control of Judenpolitik in Reichskommissariat Ostland (1941–1944), Barbara Lynne Bailin

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Teacher Wellbeing in a Juvenile Detention Facility, Elizabeth G. Baker

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On the Woman Question: A Defense of Alexandra Kollontai against Liberal Critics, Nicole Baltzer

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Strategic Default and Moral Hazard in Real Estate: Insights from Machine Learning Applications, Arka Prava Bandyopadhyay

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Italian Psyche and Society: Politics and Networks in Italian Mind and Brain Science and Medicine, 1919–1939, Sultana Banulescu

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Por Ellas: A Latina’s Autoethnography on Emotions, Achievement and Agentic Learning, Ivonne Barreras

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Bridging the Educational Technology Gap: Issues of Equity and Access in New York City Teacher Preparation, Christina Basias

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Essays on Market Structure, Price-Setting, and Spillovers, Nicholas J. Bauer

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Bodies on the Line: The Politics of Regulating Pornography in Los Angeles, Christopher J. Baum

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Spilling the TEA in Bilingual Latinx New York City Department of Education School Social Workers: Towards Entre Nos, Cindy M. Bautista-Thomas

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Frozen in Time: A Numerical Modeling Approach to the Study of Ice Bearing Planetesimals through Carbonaceous Chondrites, Jasmine M. Bayron

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Immigration Lawmaking, 1950–1986: Cold War Politics and Double-Edged Reforms, Benjamin Becker

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Mechanistic and Synthetic Studies of Oxidopyrylium Cycloaddition Reactions, Lauren P. Bejcek

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Photosensitization and Analytical Study on Reactive Oxygen Intermediates: Self-sorting Surface Radicals and “On-off” Sensitizer Function Mechanisms, Sarah J. Belh

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Constructing Curriculum: Centering Identities in Sex Education, Jozette Belmont

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Standing Trans Before the Law, Kyla Bender-Baird

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Barriers and Bridges to Intimacy: A Constellation of Same-Sex Female Couples’ Experiences, Struggles and Strengths, Jenna K. Bennett

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Collective Intention and Class Consciousness, Aaron T. Bentley

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Caffeine Modulation of Attention and Focus in Task Performance, Claudia R. Berger

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Smartphones and Somatizing, Jonathan Berkowitz

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Hierarchical Hyperbolicity of Graph Products and Graph Braid Groups, Daniel James Solomon Berlyne

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Reading the World: American Haredi Children's Literature, 1980–2000, Dainy Bernstein

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Vertebrate Scavenger Diversity and Ecosystem Services Along An Elevational Gradient in Central Nepal, Aishwarya Bhattacharjee

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The Impact of State Violence on Women During the 22 Years of Dictatorship in The Gambia, Isatou Bittaye-Jobe

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Transcending Absence, Transforming Presence: Undocumented Migrants and the Navigation of Forced and Chosen Space, Daniel Bloch

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Food-as-Medicine: An Everyday Strategy of Health, Rachel Rebecca Bogan

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Data Analysis and Visualization to Dismantle Gender Discrimination in the Field of Technology, Quinn Bolewicki

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How She Haunts: Missed Endings, the Fragmentary, and the Female Figure in British Romanticism, Jane Clare Bolin

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Quod Inane Vocamus: Lucretius’ Void in Seventeenth-Century Italy, Carlo Bottone

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Evaluating the Role of Gender in Dementia-Related Language Deficiencies, Kelsey Bourque

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The Art of Listening: A Conversational Approach to Lecture Recitals, Javor Bracic

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Monumentality, Fortification, and Movement: Preclassic Maya Developments as seen at Muralla de León, Petén, Guatemala, Justin D. Bracken

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Environmental Cues and the Sociospatial Imaginary: An Examination of Spatial Perception and Meaning-Making in a Gentrifying Neighborhood, Todd Levon Brown

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Europ: Expanded Cinema, Projection and the Film Co-op in Western Europe, 1966–1979, Drew E. Bucilla

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The Effects of Constant and Descending Criterion-Level Frequencies on Skill Acquisition Outcomes, Anna Budd

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Early Emotion Regulation in the Children of Superstorm Sandy, Jessica L. Buthmann

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Sartorial Semiotics: Constructs of Gender and Female Sexuality in Post WWII American and European Cinema, Patricia Cabral

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The Space Love Maps: A Blackgirl Legend in Three Plots, Loren S. Cahill

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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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Navigating Ocha: LGBT Practitioners' Participation and Navigation of Lucumí, Carlos M. Camacho

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Mexico’s Northern Border Migrant Attention Plan: A Case Study in Neoliberal Human Rights and Non-Punitive Extraterritorial Spaces of Containment, Anita Michele Cannon

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Syrian Refugees and the Politics of Diversity and Belonging in Turkey, Ezgi Canpolat

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Skyrmions and Biskyrmions in Magnetic Films, Daniel Capic

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The Influence of Prosecutorial Overcharging on Defendant and Defense Attorney Plea Decision Making: Documenting and Debiasing the Anchoring Effect, Stephanie Aurora Cardenas

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Contemporary Human Displacement: A Comparative Analysis of Syria, Yemen, Honduras, and Venezuela, Rav Carlotti

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The Logic of the Land: The Agrarian Roots of Uneven Development in Brazil, Chris Carlson

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Nuances in Bottom-Up Interpretations: Colombia's and Guatemala's Radically Different Approaches to Transitional Justice, Chelsea L. Carrick

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Remaking Cinema: Black Hollywood Films, Filmmakers, and Finances, Kiana A. Carrington

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Disrupting Paradise: A Pan-Caribbean Film Series, Dessane L. Cassell

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Tears, Trauma and Transformation: Central American Mothers' Experiences of Violence, Migration and Family Reunification, Sandra B. Castro

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Burden-Sharing, Security, and the International Protection of Displaced Persons: The United States and Italy as Case Studies, Paul Celentano

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Marine Resource Specialization in Viking Age Iceland: Exploitation of Seabirds and Fish on Hegranes in Skagafjörður, Grace M. Cesario

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Detecting Stance on Covid-19 Vaccine in a Polarized Media, Rodica Ceslov

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Development and Maintenance of the Thymic Epithelial Microenvironment, Shami Chakrabarti

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Mechanism Design and Modeling to Analyze Complex Social Systems for Public Policy, Haripriya Chakraborty

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Anticipatory Fear and Psychopathic Traits in Adolescents, Catherine Chan

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BC Bound: A Pathway Designed To Support Non-Traditional Students, Fiona J. Chan

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“Leisure with Decorum”: Gentlemen Making Music in the Georgian era, Lidia A. Chang

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Desde el fuego que en mí arde: Performance, literatura y cine afro-latinoamericano producidos por mujeres afrodescendientes en Perú, Cuba y Brasil (1960–2000), Elena Ekatherina Chavez Goycochea

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Solving Multiple Inference in Graphical Models, Cong Chen

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Machine Learning and Solvation Theory for Drug Discovery, Lieyang Chen

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Investigation of Notch Signaling in Cone Fate Specification in Vertebrate Retina, Xueqing Chen

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The Non-uniformity of Chinese Wh-indefinites through the Lens of Algebraic Structure, Zhuo Chen

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Young Women and the Initiation Trajectory of Prescription Opioid Misuse, Rachel Chernick

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Salvatore Sciarrino's Sei Capricci for Solo Violin: Analysis and Performance Guide, Caroline Eva Chin

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Learning to Feel Safe: A Translational Study of the Influence of Safety Learning on Anxiety-Related Overgeneralized Fear, Hyein Cho

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The C. neoformans Cell Wall: A Scaffold for Virulence, Christine Chrissian

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Conformation of the Protein-free Spliceosomal U2-U6 snRNA Complex and Remodeling by Mg2+ and Proteins, Huong Chu

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Positioning the 1913 Paterson Silk Workers’ Strike within a Dialectical Framework, Raymond Adam Ciafarone Jr.

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Deserving to Belong: Complex Narratives of Working and Learning in Self-Contained Spaces, Emily B. Clark

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Broadway in the Age of American Idol: Celebrity and the Broadway Musical, 2003–2018, Emily E. Clark

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Suicidality as a Discourse of Safety in the Queer Youth Movement, Robert M. Cleary

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The Clothing Left Behind: A Collection of Stories, Grace Coleman

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