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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Afghanistan: The Crossroads of Conflicting Regional Interests, Sabera Azizi

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

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

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

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

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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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Between the Living and the Dead, Laura Henriksen

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

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

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

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

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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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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

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Public Blockchains as a Means to Resist Information Censorship, Gregory Rocco

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Limits of the Black Radical Tradition and the Value-form, Shemon Salam

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Generative Adversarial Networks and Word Embeddings for Natural Language Generation, Robert D. Schultz Jr

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Democratization of Nepal: Towards Consolidation? Perspectives on Rule of Law & Civil Liberties, Anil J. Shahi

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Morris High School: A Biography, Naomi Sharlin

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Distribution and Population Structure of the Invasive Nitellopsis obtusa (Desv. In Loisel.) J. Groves and Native Species of Characeae in the Northeast U.S.A., Robin Sleith

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The Integration of Multiple Sources of Sonic Hedgehog in the Spinal Cord Contribute to the Production of First-Born Oligodendrocyte Precursor Cells Which Become Critical for Synapse Remodeling in Response to Adult Motor Neuron Injury, Lev Starikov

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Finding the Public: Models of Interaction Between Curatorial and Education Departments in Three American Encyclopedic Museums, Liam Sweeney

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Deep Learning Based Medical Image Analysis with Limited Data, Jiaxing Tan

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Rural Adolescent Education Reframed: Can Social Justice, Lewin’s Topology, and Aesthetics Aid Reform Efforts?, Judith F. Upjohn

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Perspectives of Student Dis/engagement in Youth Attending an Alternative School as Viewed Through a Lens of Respect and Relationships, Daniel Vallee

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The Jihadist Marketplace: Understanding Competition between al Qaeda and ISIS, Hristo Voynov

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Frontiers of Conditional Logic, Yale Weiss

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Emergent Critical Properties in Liquid-Gas Transition and Single Dislocations in Solid He4, Max Yarmolinsky

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Bisthioether Stapled Peptides Targeting Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 Gene Repression, Gan Zhang

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Potential Degradation of Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) in Sediments: Stereoisomer Specific Reaction of HBCDD with Reduced Sulfur Species or Fe(II) Bound to Iron Oxides, Xianmiao Zhang

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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The Exegetical Function of the Conductus in MS Egerton 2615, Dongmyung Ahn

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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