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 2020

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Production, not Dependence: The Metaphysics of Causation and its Role in Explanation, Responsibility, and the Law, Yuval Abrams

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Después del exilio: El regreso y el retorno en la autoficción latinoamericana del siglo XXI, Joan C. Aguirre

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Mandated to Report: The Role of the Nationalist Press in Reporting Zionist Land Expropriation and Labor Conquest in Palestine During the 1930s, Walaa AlGhussein

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Popular Education in the Civil Rights Movement: Bridging Depth and Scale, Amanda Altman

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Glotopolítica de la Desigualdad: Ideologías del Mapudungun y el Español en Chile (2009–2019), Gabriel E. Alvarado Pavez

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HuR Ubiquitination by BRCA1/BARD1 and Its Role in Controlling Gene Expression During DNA Damage Response, Gamage M. Aruggoda

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A Grounded Theory Investigation of the Subjective Responses From Partners in Couples Where Infidelity Has Occurred, Malika Bhowmik

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Identity and Counterparthood in a Many Worlds Universe, Sophia A.M. Bishop

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A Heavy Rain Has Fallen Upon My People: Sindhi Sufi Poetry Performance, Emotion, and Islamic Knowledge in Kachchh, Gujarat, Brian E. Bond

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The Argentines of Paris: Theatrical Networks and Assemblages, Stefano Boselli

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The Leap and the Gap: Writing Suicide in Modernist Britain, Aaron Botwick

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Logical Pluralism and Vicious Regresses, Daniel Boyd

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Collective Healing: A Restorative Justice-Based Response to Sexual Abuse, Delene Bromirski

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Missing Time: Remembrances of History’s Return, Marissa Brostoff

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Nutritional Strategy and Social Environment in Redtail Monkeys (Cercopithecus ascanius), Margaret Bryer

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Investigating the Modulatory Effect of Expectations on Memory Retrieval During Sentence Comprehension, Luca Campanelli

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Grief, Care and Politics in the American Opioid Crisis, Emily B. Campbell

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Goals, Power, and Culture: The Effects of School Organizational Features on Parental Involvement, Vandeen A. Campbell

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Identifying Construct-Irrelevant Variance and Construct Under-Representation as Support of External Evidence of Validity, Jennifer Case

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Tonal Adaptation of Loanwords in Mandarin: Phonology and Beyond, Zhuting Chang

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Essays on Anomalies in International Equity Markets, Xiao Cheng

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Computational Modeling of Charge and Excitation Energy Transfer Dynamics in Complex Environments, Ning Chen

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The Transcription Factor ATF5 Protects Cortical Neurons from Toxicity Induced by Prostaglandin J2, Fanny Cheung

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Applying a Metacognitive Framework in the Neuropsychological Assessment of Subjective Cognitive Decline and Mild Cognitive Impairment, Susan Y. Chi

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Tamalin/GRAS-1 Connects Glutamate Receptor Activity to the Insulin/IGF Signaling Cascade to Regulate Neuroprotection in a Nematode Model of Excitotoxicity, Ayesha Chowdhury

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Transcription Initiation and Termination of Chemically Synthesized Small RNA Expression Vectors, Jose Cobo

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Through the Back Door: Proteins Escape Cells without Conventional Permission, Michael J. Cohen

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International Influence on the Development and Reception of Cello Playing in England, 1870–1930: Robert Hausmann, Auguste Van Biene, and Guilhermina Suggia, Hannah E. Collins

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The History of Martha J. Lamb: Her Origin, Rise, and Progress., Mary Collins

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African American Existential Heroes: Narrative Struggles for Authenticity, Michael Cotto

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An Affective Events Theory Analysis of Conflict Perception Emergence, Michael J. Covell

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Responses of North American Birds to Recent Climate Change: Effects of Distributional Changes on Migration Distances, Community Structure and Biodiversity Patterns, Shannon R. Curley

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Asians Applying for Postsecondary Success: Students, Schools, and Socioeconomic Status, Avery M.D. Davis

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Speech Motor Control in Younger and Older Adults: The Effect of Age and Individual Differences on Speech Error Production, Katherine M. Dawson

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The Cinematic Treatment of Tableaux Vivants in D.W. Griffith’s Broken Blossoms, Sheikh Deen

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II-VI Type-II Quantum Dot Superlattices for Novel Applications, Vasilios Deligiannakis

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The Police and the State, Brandon del Pozo

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Through the Scholastic Looking Glass: The Pedagogical Potential of Textual Deformation for Poetic Studies, Taylor Dietrich

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Afectos en la Novela Española Contemporánea: Tematización de la Tercera Guerra de los Balcanes y Construcción del "Otro", Isabel Dominguez Seoane

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In and Out of Character: Socratic Mimēsis, Mateo Duque

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Metaethical Intentionalism and the Intersubjectivity of Morals, Kyle Ferguson

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Finding Love: A Relational Psychoanalytic Reading of Charlotte Bronte's "Villette," George Eliot's "Middlemarch," and Virginia Woolf's "To the Lighthouse", Jerry B. Finkel

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Legend Has It: Tracking the Research Trope in Supernatural Horror Film Franchises, Deirdre M. Flood

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Leveraging Antibodies for Positron Emission Tomography and Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging of Cancer, Kimberly C. Fung

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A Teacher Educator's Narrative Journey into Mindfulness, Al-Karim H. Gangji

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Flower Unfurling: Buddhist Modernism and The Early Writing of James Joyce, Erin Garrow

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Computational Approaches to the Syntax–Prosody Interface: Using Prosody to Improve Parsing, Hussein M. Ghaly

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A Critical Analysis of the Projection of Historical Narratives of the Indian Tribal People in "Our Past III", Sudhashree Girmohanta

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Familismo, FAFSA, and Sallie Mae: A Study of Second Generation Latinx Student Loan Debt, Jasmine Gonsalez

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Performing NYC Latinidades: Building a Diasporic Home at Pregones and the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, Oriana E. Gonzales

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Synthesis and Antitumor Activity of Potentially Tumor Targeting Analogues of the Tetrahydrofuran Containing Acetogenins, Patricia Gonzalez Periche

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The Use of a Modified Hess’ Cognitive Rigor Matrix to Assess Students’ Depth of Knowledge in Key Concepts of Gas Stoichiometry and Chemical Equilibrium, Maria Greene

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“Something Happened on the Day He Died”: How David Bowie Fans Transformed Brixton, Valerie Gritsch

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Binaural: Trauma and Disability Representation in Cinema, Joshua Grossberg

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Essays on the Application of the Machine Learning Methods in Finance and Policy Evaluation, Olga Guska

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Labor and the Picturesque: Photography, Propaganda, and the Tea Trade in Colonial India and Sri Lanka, 1880–1914, Leila Anne Harris

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From One Period to the Next... : Menstruation and the Psychoanalytic Process of Working through to the Feminine, Loryn L. Hatch

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The Language of Exploitation: A Sociolinguistic Analysis of How Employers Use Bilingualism in New York City Job Ads, Guadalupe R. Hernandez

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The Synchronic and Diachronic Phonology of Nauruan: Towards a Definitive Classification of an Understudied Micronesian Language, Kevin Hughes

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In Support of Abstraction: Physical Interiority Beyond Postmodern Dance, Irene Hultman Monti

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American Novels Amidst the Rise of New Media: Emergent Publics and Forms, Sarah Ruth Jacobs

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PARP1-Targeted Radiotherapies, Stephen Jannetti

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Chinese Aesthetics and Performance Practice in Three Works for Piano by Chen Yi: Tunes from My Home, Northern Scenes, and Four Spirits, Cong Ji

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The Implementation of Empathy in the Animated Television Show “Hey Arnold”, Starnise Johnson

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The Cortico-Motoneuronal System in the PlexinA1 Knock-Out Mouse: Sculpting the Motor Response and Activity-Dependent Plasticity, John Kalambogias

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The Picturesque and Its Decay: The Travel Writing and Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Mary Shelley, Gabrielle Kappes

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Out of Home: Social Class in Women’s Writing, 1950–2016, Lisa M. Karakaya

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Robust Neural Machine Translation, Abdul Rafae Khan

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The Interplay Between Interference Control and L2 Proficiency in L2 Auditory Sentence Comprehension in the Presence of Verbal and Non-Verbal Masking, Jungna Kim

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Investigations of Fraud, Waste, Abuse, and Corruption in the Public Sector: A Survey of Organizational and Software-Based Aids and Obstructions, Lawrence Kom

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Lo visible, lo invisible y lo imaginable: Neoliberalismo y ciudad en las producciones culturales de posguerra en Centroamérica, Maria A. Leon Umana

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Direct and Indirect Treatment Effects in Multilingual People with Aphasia, Aviva Lerman

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Feminist Theology and the Fantastic in Jewish Poetics and Children's Literature (1960s–Present), Meira S. Levinson

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Ethical Validity: An Ethical Validity Claim for Discourse Ethics, Jamie B. Lindsay

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Shock, Stimulus, and Upheaval: The Great Recession, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and Mayoral Coalitions in Brooklyn, NY 2009–2013, Charles Linsmeier

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Essays on Social Connectedness, Institutional Behavior, and Market Predictability, Yan Li

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Blocking Visual Awareness with Continuous Flash Suppression Prevents Cognitive Control, Jonathan LoVoi

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Global Corporate Social Responsibility and Policy Evolution in the Garment Industry: A Case Study from Bangladesh Using a Multiple-Streams Approach and Punctuated Equilibrium Theory, Tamar Maisashvili

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Activation of the Sonic Hedgehog Effector Smoothened Counteracts L-Dopa Induced Dyskinesia by Restoring Cholinergic Interneuron Function, Lauren Malave

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Provenance of Tin in the Late Bronze Age Balkans: Preparation of Cassiterite for Sn Isotope Analysis and the Probabilistic and Spatial Analysis of Sn Isotopes, Andrea H. Mason

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The Remnants of Harmonious Bildungs: The Classical Bildungsroman as an Ontological Dimension of the Novel of Counter-Development in England from Jane Austen to Ford Madox Ford (1813–1924), Anne E. McFadden

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Más allá de la comisión de la verdad y reconciliación: Memoria, cuerpo y producción cultural de mujeres en el perú (2005–2013), Otilia M. Mendiolaza

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Agentive Personhood: Finding Yourself Through Serving Others, Sasha M. Miller

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Postcolonial Urban Vernacular Narratives in Contemporary Britain, Kathryn N. Moss

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The Mock Doc Film Series: History of the Mockumentary Film, Victoria Napolitano

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Hydrophobic Fluoropolymer Nano-Coatings: Study of Anti-Reflective and Anti-Soiling Properties and Applications, Illya Nayshevsky

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Density Functional Theory Study of Two-Dimensional Boron Nitride Films, Pradip R. Niraula

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Unpaid Care Work and Civic Engagement: A Review of Literature Suggesting Unpaid Care Work as Civic Engagement, William Novello

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On the Distribution of Genetic Variation in Ecological Communities, Isaac Overcast

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Advanced Computational Methodologies to Study Binding Free Energies of Biomolecular Complexes, Rajat Kumar Pal

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Therapist Mentalization and Patient Outcomes in the First Year of Psychotherapy, Michael Palumbo

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Americans Collecting Natural History, Herbert A. Pollard IV

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The Phylogenetic Relationships of Middle-Late Miocene Apes: Implications for Early Human Evolution, Kelsey D. Pugh

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Beyond Exposure: Markers of English Proficiency in School-Aged French–English Bilinguals, Erin Quirk

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The U.S. Approach to Peacebuilding in Afghanistan: A Comparative Analysis of George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump Administration Policies in Afghanistan, Mohammad Rasouli

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Exploring Vicarious Resilience among Practitioners Working with Clients Who Have Experienced Traumatic Events, Adam Reynolds

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Cinegrafia: literatura, espectadores y cinefilia contemporanea en latinoamerica, Rojo Robles Mejias

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Failures of Grace: Limits of Tragedy in the Late Nineteenth-Century Novel, Anick S. Rolland

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Democracy for Homework: A Review of Civic Engagement in Urban Public Schools, Amanda B. Rosenblum

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A Narrative Inquiry to Explore the Connection Between Gender and Discipline in Grades Pre-K–8, Nicole Salazar