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

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

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

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

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

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Constructing Curriculum: Centering Identities in Sex Education, Jozette Belmont

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

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

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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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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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Development and Maintenance of the Thymic Epithelial Microenvironment, Shami Chakrabarti

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

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

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

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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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The Surreal Voice in Milan's Itinerant Poetics: Delio Tessa to Franco Loi, Jason Collins

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Interactions of Organic Fluorophores with Plasmonic Surface Lattice Resonances, Robert J. Collison

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Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of Molecules with Selective and Poly-Pharmacological Actions at D1R, D3R and Sigma Receptors, Pierpaolo Cordone

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Dancing Through Time: A Biographical Look on the Evolution of Tap Dance, Jaimie Cranford

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Investigative Decision Making and Its Association With Critical Thinking Skills, Thinking Styles, and Law Enforcement Experience, Teresa Curmi

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Class Act: Symbolic Revolution and the Meaning of College in Prison, Ruth E. Delaney

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Cognitive Changes Caused by LPS-induced Neuroinflammation, Nancy De La Torre

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From Object to Icon: The Unpredictable Path to Everlastingness, Donna M. Desideri

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Non Ego Laudari Curo: Honor, Shame, and Aristocratic Competition in Tibullus’ Elegy, Federico Di Pasqua

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Migration and Work: A Cross-National Comparative Analysis of Migrant Groups and Their Labor Experiences, Post Migration, Jill Douek

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The Singing Self: An Exploration of Vocality and Selfhood in Contemporary Vocal Practice, Emily C. Eagen

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A Geospatial Habitat Suitability Model to Determine the Spatial and Temporal Variability of Ulva Blooms in Jamaica Bay, New York, Kristine T. Erskine John

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An Evaluation of An Application Designed for the iPad® to Measure Stimulus Overselectivity for Future Use in Autism Research, Adrienne A. Fitzer

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Reimagining What it Means to be Black in the United States: Family Cultural Socialization Practices that Shape Racial Identities among Diverse Young Adults, Latifa T. Fletcher

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Prevention in Context: An Examination of Factors Associated with Recent HIV Testing Among Men in New York City, Anthony Freeman

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The Politics of Hip Hop: A Political Analysis of Hip Hop’s History and Its Complicated Relationship with Capitalism, Danielle Garcia

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Synthetic and Biological Studies on Benzazepine Derivatives as Dopamine Receptor Ligands, Rajan Giri

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When Is a Sandwich Too Much? A Critical Look at Teenage Parenthood and Its Impact on the Lives of Their Parents, Shirley P. Grant

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El Chapo's Trial as Legitimation of the War on Drugs: A Neoliberal Mechanism of Social Control and Imperial Intervention, Maurizio Guerrero

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Direct Recruitment of eIF4GI and/DAP5 to the 5' UTR of a Subset of Human mRNA Drives Their Cap-independent Translation, Solomon A. Haizel

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The Second Kashmir (Informational) War of 1965, Navdip Hans

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School Recess and Changes to Children's Play Opportunities in New York City, Keyonna Hayes

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The Effects of Multisensory Imagery on Vocabulary Learning, Lawrence A. Herman

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Auto®Ficción Latinx de Nueva York (1999–2020), Jacqueline Herranz Brooks

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Becoming Material: Devotional Encounters Between Humans and Objects in the European Middle Ages, Debra L. Hilborn-Davis

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Producing Movement Space in New York City's Solidarity Economy, Lauren Taylor Hudson

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The American Symphony Orchestra Today: Problems in Community, Diversity, and Representation, Hilary Slade Jansen

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The Role of Perceived Warmth and Competence in Civil Trials with Corporate Litigants, Alexander C. Jay

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Essays on Financial Economics and Insurance, Andreas Kakolyris

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Legal Purgatory: Why Some Animals are Neither Persons nor Property, Sharisse Kanet

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Sound Ecologies: Music and Vibration in 19th-Century American Literature, Christina Katopodis

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The Legacy of Car-Share and Light-Rail Transit for Mobility and Accessibility Improvements in Economically Marginalized Neighborhoods in the New York Metro Area, Kyeongsu Kim

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Incentivizing Injustice: Why No High-Level Executive Prosecutions from the Financial Crisis?, Sari Krieger Rivera

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Dealer Networks in Over-The-Counter (OTC) Financial Markets, Richmond Kyei-Fordjour

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Spaces of Statecraft: How the Bureaucratic State Was Built on Manhattan’s Sidewalk, Brian J. Lee

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Influence of Demographic, Clinical, and Neuroimaging Variables on Neuropsychological Recovery Trajectories After Moderate-to-Severe Traumatic Brain Injury, Elizabeth J. Leif

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Video on Film: Video Essay, Videographic Criticism, and Digital Academic Publishing, Tian Leng

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Emergent Photophyiscs In Diketopyrrolopyrrole Superstructures, Andrew Levine

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A Reflection on the Dialectical Relationship of Librarian | Teacher: The Need for Pedagogical Training in Core MLIS Curriculum, Melanie C. Locay

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Teachers' Implicit Racial Attitudes and Classroom Discipline Referral, Nicole L. Lorenzetti

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Prosody and Intonation in Formosan Languages, Benjamin K. Macaulay

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In the Shadow of China: Autonomy Movements and Local Government Responses in Hong Kong, Jessica M. Mahlbacher

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Speech Enhancement Using Speech Synthesis Techniques, Soumi Maiti

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Role of Protonation State Changes and Hydrogen Bonding Around the Oxygen Evolving Complex of Photosystem II, Divya Matta

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Between Kurdistan and Damascus: Kurdish Nationalism and Arab State Formation in Syria, Alexander K. McKeever

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Antecedents of Borderline Personality Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder: An Examination of Gene X Environment Interactions, Amy L. Medina

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When Misclassification Is Misgendering: Gender Prediction in the Context of Trans Identities, Sean Miller

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Serial Killer: Gustave Flaubert's Pro-Woman, Woman-Killing Madame Bovary, Francesca Montalti

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Art After Dark: Economies of Performance, New York City 1978–1988, Meredith Mowder

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Illegitimate Tasks and Performance Outcomes: The Moderating Role of the Perception of Coworker Sharing Illegitimate Tasks Experiences, Marino Mugayar-Baldocchi

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Hybrid EthnoBotanical Practices: Afro and Indigenous Place-Making in the Contemporary Colombia Andean Pacific, Rafael A. Mutis Garcia

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Framing the Border: Liminality in the Network Narratives of Alejandro González Iñárritu, Muhammad Muzammal

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Some Model Theory of Free Groups, Christopher James Natoli

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Modeling and Analysis of Affiliation Networks with Subsumption, Alexey Nikolaev

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The Lodge in the Wilderness: Ecologies of Contemplation in British Romantic Poetry, Sean M. Nolan

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The Different Components of Active Shooter Incidents: Examining the Co-occurrence of Offender and Incident Characteristics, Jeffery R. Osborne

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“A Space Where You Can Imagine In”: Queer World Building with Wynne Greenwood’s Tracy + the Plastics, Colleen M. O'Shea

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The Making of Transpacific Video Art, 1966–1988, Haeyun Park

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Smashing Solidarity: Two New York Strikes at the Start of the Postwar Wave, Joseph D. Parziale

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A Computational Study in the Detection of English–Spanish Code-Switches, Yohamy C. Polanco

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Handbook for the Deceased: Re-Evaluating Literature and Folklore in Icelandic Archaeology, Brenda Nicole Prehal

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Optimizing Communication in Palliative and Hospice Care: A Toolkit for Audiologists, Sherry E. Queen

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Lobster Palaces in Times Square: The Public Stage Where America Discovered Itself Through Play and Leisure, Lydia E. Ravnikar

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Third Harmonic Generation: A Method for Visualizing Myelin in the Murine Cerebral Cortex, Michael Redlich

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The Seduction of Pessimism: Eros, Failure, and the Novel, Tom Ribitzky

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Mobile Practices and the Production and Curation of Pottery: A View from the Ancient Southern Russian Steppe Using Portable Methods of Investigation, Nicole A. Rose

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Exploring the Effects of Coworker Ostracism on Feedback Inquiry and Voice: The Mediating Role of Proactive Motivation, Ethan G. Rothstein

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Introducing Odysseus: Force, Resistance and Nostos in the Formation of Odysseus’ Character, Haley Ryan

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Cooperation: The Ethics of Shared Agency, Jules F. Salomone-Sehr

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The Material Culture of Temperature: Measurement, Capital and Semiotics, Scott W. Schwartz