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

Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 2018

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Organic Photochemistry: Remote Delivery of Reactive Oxygen Intermediates via a Heterogeneous Approach, Niluksha Walalawela Abeykoon

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Multimodal Sensing and Data Processing for Speaker and Emotion Recognition using Deep Learning Models with Audio, Video and Biomedical Sensors, Farnaz Abtahi

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Conditions of Personhood and Property, Zachary James Acree

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To Whom Occurs the Haunting: A Singular Exploration of a Disturbed Femme Psyche, Meghan E. Addison

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Service Quality Assessment for Cloud-based Distributed Data Services, Arun Adiththan

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How Lucille Ball Fought the Patriarchy, While Lucy Ricardo (Indirectly) Contributed to Second-Wave (White) Feminism, Anam Rana Afzal

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Buying Time: Consuming Urban Pasts in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Dory Agazarian

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Reasoning with Pseudowords: How Properties of Novel Verbal Stimuli Influence Item Difficulty and Linguistic-Group Score Differences on Cognitive Ability Assessments, Paul Agnello

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El tango y la cultura popular en la reciente narrativa argentina, Monica A. Agrest

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Differences in the Role of Acculturation on the Correlates of Suicidal Ideation Among Asian Subgroups, Khadijah Ahmad

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Doing Their Best: How Teachers in Urban Social Studies Classrooms Integrate Culturally Relevant Pedagogy with Historical Literacy Instruction, Maria Akinyele

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Catalyzed and Uncatalyzed Modifications of Nucleosides, Synthesis of Hippadine, and Deuterated 1,2,3-Triazoles, Hari K. Akula

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The Lived Experience of Traumatic Amputation for Haitian Adults, Margarett Alexandre

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Galois Groups of Differential Equations and Representing Algebraic Sets, Eli Amzallag

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Anti-Proliferative Effects of Garcinia Fruits in Breast Cancer Cells, Harini Anandhi Senthilkumar

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Hierarchical Meta-Analysis: A Simulation Study Comparing Classical Random Effects and Fully Bayesian Methods, Nancy R. Andiloro

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Personality Recognition For Deception Detection, Guozhen An

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Aluminum-26: A Canonized Cosmochemical Conundrum, John Anton

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Suing for Spanish: Puerto Ricans, Bilingual Voting, and Legal Activism in the 1970s, Ariel Arnau

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Party On, Derrida!: A Queer, Deconstructionist Look at Wayne's World, Glam, and the Losers of Rock and Roll, Michelle A. Arp

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List, Sample, and Count, Ali Assarpour

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Dietary Curcumin Promotes Resilience to Chronic Social Defeat Stress in a Highly Susceptible Mouse Strain, Antonio V. Aubry

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Analyzing Housing Demand and Its Role in the U.S. Economy, Irina Ayzenberg

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The Role of Oxidative Stress and Signal Transduction in Chemotherapy-Mediated Cognitive Impairment in the Menopause Rat Model, Ciara Bagnall

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Contemporary Archaeological Looting: A Criminological Analysis of Italian Tomb Robbers, Marc Balcells Magrans

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Functional Interactions of tau, Pin1, p53 and mRNA 3′ Processing Factors in Non-Neuronal Cells, Jorge E. Baquero

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Writing with Light: Cameraless Photography and Its Narrative in the 1920s, Karen K. Barber

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The Pragmatic Strategy of Main-Clause Omission in Japanese: Its Contrast with Hebrew, and Its Learnability, Maayan Barkan

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School to Prison Pipeline Unmasked: Review of how the School to Prison Pipeline Reinforces Disproportionality in Mass Incarceration, Akeem A. Barnes

Exacerbating Inequality: Public Schooling in the Era of Neoliberal Standardization, Johanna Panetti Barnhart

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Factors Associated with Household Contacts' Tuberculosis Testing and Evaluation, Elvy G. Barroso

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Some Like It Hot: The Effect of Serving Temperature on Perceived Caloric Content and Intent to Purchase Complementary Food, Sara Baskentli

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But The Heart Stays Turkish: Identifications of Immigrants and Boundaries of Belonging in America, Zeynep Selen Bayhan

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Uneven Policing: Low-Level Arrests During Gentrification, Fiscal Crisis, and Suburbanization, Brenden Beck

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Parents Frame Childhood for the World to See in Digital Media Postings, Aysenur Benevento

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Bloomsbury's Byzantium and the Writing of Modern Art, Elizabeth Sarah Berkowitz

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Splendid Disarray: The Music of Andrew McKenna Lee, Nina Berman

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Phospholipase D-Dependent mTORC1 Activation by Glutamine, Elyssa Bernfeld

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Libraries and the Missing Narrative: Practitioner Explorations in the use of Design Psychology and Environmental Autobiography for Library Buildings and Designs, Amy Beth

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Brother Outsider: Queered Belonging and Kinships in African American Men’s Literature, 1953-1971, Debarati Biswas

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Describing Doggo-Speak: Features of Doggo Meme Language, Jennifer Bivens

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Finding Light in the Caves: Achieving Professional and Personal Bliss on a Journey in Cheeseworld, Mitchell Bleier

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The Intergenerational Transmission of Mentalization: How Parental Reflective Function on the Parent Development Interview relates to Child Mentalization on the Thematic Apperception Test, Kira Boesch

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The Effect of a Voice Treatment on Facial Expression in Parkinson’s Disease: Clinical and Demographic Predictors, Amanda D. Bono

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Nursing Students at the HeLM: A Study of the Effect of a Health Literacy Module (HeLM) on the Health Literacy Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes of Pre-Licensure Baccalaureate Nursing Students, Joy G. Borrero

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Exploring the Roots of Chronic Underdevelopment: The Colonial Encomienda and Resguardo and their Legacy to Modern Colombia, Pedro Bossio

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Famed Communities: Trojan Origins, Nationalism, and the Question of Europe in Early Modern England, Joseph Bowling

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"It's like They're Right There Next to You": Maintaining Girls' Camp Friendships via Mobile Media, Elise Bragard

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Investigation of Biogeochemical Mechanisms of Greenhouse Gas Production in the Urban Hudson River Estuary, Brian Alan Brigham

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Information Content, Charge Transport Properties, and Computational Capacities of Proteins, Joseph Murphy Brisendine Jr.

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Black Business as Activism: Ebony Magazine and the Civil Rights Movement, Seon Britton

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Educational Relevance as a Motivating Operation for Equivalence Class Formation: Implications for Application, Julia Brodsky

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Development and Validation of a Silhouette Scale to Measure African-American Mothers’ Perception of the Body Size of Their Two to Four Year Old Children, Joan Buckley

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Regulation of the Tubulin Homolog FtsZ in Escherichia coli, Monika S. Buczek

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Using Molecular Markers to Trace the Population History of Volant Organisms at Differing Temporal Scales, Noah A. Burg

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A Network Theoretical Approach to Real-World Problems: Application of the K-Core Algorithm to Various Systems, Kate Burleson-Lesser

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The Exceptional Case of Plancia Magna: (Re)analyzing the Role of a Roman Benefactress, Barbara F. Caceres-Cerda

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The Production of Space: Indigenous Resistance Movements in the Peruvian Amazon, Christian Calienes

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An Experimental Study of the Differences Between "Just" and "Only": NPI Licensing and Modal Scope, Taletha Callahan-Kanik

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Purepecha Aspirated Consonants and Their Phonetic Variants, Lluvia Camacho Cervantes

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Rationality and Efficient Verifiable Computation, Matteo Campanelli

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The Effect of Hearing Aid Use On Cognition in Older Adults with Adult Onset Hearing Loss: A Systematic Review, Jona Cano

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Vowel Production in Down Syndrome: An Ultrasound Study, Micalle Carl

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PARP PET Imaging Agents, Brandon Carney

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Tragedy and Theodicy: The Role of the Sufferer from Job to Ahab, Nora Carroll

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The Social Perception of Three Features of New York City English, Giacomo Castronovo Jr.

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The Unemployment Rate for Post-9/11 Veterans: A Multivariate Statistical Evaluation of American Community Survey Data, 2003–2015, M. Celada

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Optimization of CuInxGa1-xSe2 Solar Cells with Post Selenization, Zehra Cevher

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The French Revolution in Early American Literature, 1789–1815: Translations, Interpretations, Refractions, Courtney Chatellier

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Progressive Commemoration: Public Statues of Historical Women in Urban American Cities, Melanie D. Chin

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Speech Perception in “Bubble” Noise: Korean Fricatives and Affricates By Native and Non-native Korean Listeners, Jiyoung Choi

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The South Korean “Meta-Avant-Garde,” 1961–1993: Subterfuge as Radical Agency, Sooran Choi

Sociality and Stress in Female Chacma Baboons (Papio ursinus) in the Cape Peninsula of South Africa: Behavioral Flexibility and Coping Mechanisms, Shahrina Chowdhury

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Psychosocial Correlates of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Well-Being Among Hispanic World Trade Center Rescue and Recovery Workers, Dianne Ciro

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Integration of BMP and Insulin/IGF-1 Signaling Regulates Multiple Homeostatic Functions in Caenorhabditis elegans, James F. Clark

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The Inter-Subject Correlation of EEG in Response to Naturalistic Stimuli, Samantha S. Cohen

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Noise Levels In The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Systematic Review, Esther Cohn

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“Yo Soy Su Mama”: Latinx Mothers Raising Emergent Bilinguals Labeled as Dis/abled, Maria Coie Peña

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Toward a Science of Morals, Ross Taylor Colebrook

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Dancing, Mindfulness, and Our Emotions: Embracing the Mind, Body, and Sole, Alisha M. Collins

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Forensic Analysis of Fiber Dyes via Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy, Mircea A. Comanescu

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A Narrative Approach to Investigating the Contextual Nature of Adolescent Self-Regulation, Kelly Conover

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The Development of Novel Platforms for the Imaging of Cancer by Positron Emission Tomography, Brendon E. Cook

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A Qualitative, Phenomenological Study of Psychotherapists’ Perception of Ethnic Identity Shifts in Immigrant Patients, Ricardo Corbetta

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Teaching | Learning is Emotional: Interpretive and Impressionistic Approaches to Exploring Emotions in Science and Science Teacher Education, Katelin Corbett

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Essays on Environmental Conditions in Cuba, Gonzalo Cordova

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Leadership Ineffectiveness: The Interactive Effects of Leader Personality, Job Demands, and Job Resources on Ethical Climate and Employee Turnover Intentions, Michelle D. Corman

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Insights into the Cyclooxygenase Pathway in a Progressive Rat Model of Parkinson’s Disease Induced by Prostaglandin J2: Protection with Ibuprofen, Chuhyon Corwin

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The Communal "I": Exclusion and Belonging in American Autobiography, Melissa Coss Aquino

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Pawns of Policy and Problematized Perception: The Sustainability of Inequality Through the Space of African-American Childhood, Jen-I S. Costosa

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Culture Care Needs of Puerto Rican Women Receiving HIV Care from Nurse Practitioners in New York City, Michele Crespo-Fierro

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Mahoma en dos textos aljamiados del siglo XVI: La filosofía perenne y el monomito de los moriscos, Emil L. Cruz Fernández

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Strengths and Resiliencies of Black MSM in New York City Who Maintain HIV-Seronegativity, Jagadisa-devasri Dacus

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Social Capital and Analyst Forecasts, Jing Dai

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A Comparison of Quiz Grading Criteria, Exam Question Type and Novelty, and their Effects on Exam Scores, Samantha Dalfen

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MicroRNA 1207-3P in Prostate Cancer, Dibash Das

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Chile’s Decree-Law 1094: A Source of Immigrant Vulnerability, Joao M. Da Silva

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Educational Attainment of Immigrant Students in the United States: Generational Struggle Towards Success, Robin Das

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Bias-Motivated Homicides: Toward a New Typology, Lindsey Sank Davis