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 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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In Search of Trojan Horses: The United Nations Culture War, Patricia Ackerman

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Essays in Macroeconomics of Emerging Markets, Miguel Acosta Henao

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Measuring Preschool Parents’ Attitudes Towards Science: Development and Psychometric Evaluation of a Parent Version of the Dimension of Attitudes Towards Science Instrument., Alexandra E. Adair

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If It Wasn’t for the Women: An Exploration of Works by Renita Weems, Wil Gafney, & Kelly Brown Douglas, Charlene Adams

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Symmetric Rigidity for Circle Endomorphisms with Bounded Geometry and Their Dual Maps, John Adamski

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The Racial Position Model as a Framework to Understand Friendship Formation between Latinx Americans and Other Racial Minorities, Darren Agboh

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Traditions and Transformations in the Work of Adál: Surrealism, El sainete, and Spanglish, Margarita J. Aguilar

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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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Elucidating the Role of APL-1, the C. elegans Ortholog of the Human Amyloid Precursor Protein, Adanna G. Alexander

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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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Shock and Awe, Sectarianism, and Violence in Iraq Post-2003, Sarim Al-Rawi

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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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Generating Entanglement with the Dynamical Lamb Effect, Mirko Amico

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Maximum Sound Output Levels of Pediatric Marketed Headphones: The Development of Healthy Listening Habits in Children, Adrienne L. Ammirati

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Encounters: System for Creative Improvisation, Drake R. Andersen

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The Limits of Indeterminacy: The Performance and Analysis of Selected Indeterminate Compositions by John Cage and Earle Brown, Drake R. Andersen

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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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Young Children's Play in High-rise Housing: A Window into the Changing Lives of Urban Middle-class Families in Pune Metropolitan Area, Sruthi Atmakur-Javdekar

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The Politics of Femicide: Woman Making and Woman Killing in Turkey, Sumru Atuk

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Pointing the Zinc Finger on Protein Folding: Energetic Investigation into the Role of the Metal-Ion in the Metal-Induced Protein Folding of Zinc Finger Motifs, Inna Bakman-Sanchez

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Interrupting Intergenerational Silences between Indo-Caribbean Women and Gender Non-Conforming People Through Participatory Oral History and Digital Archiving, Arita Balaram

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Living in a World of “Stop, Question and Frisk” and “Trespass Enforcement”: Black and Latinx Youth Engaging in Police Reform in New York City, Jeanene Lee Barrett

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The Stories We Tell for the Narrative We Need, Ayana Bartholomew

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On the Divisor Class Group and Special Units of Multiquadratic Real Fields, John E. Basias

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Regulation of a Messenger: Raising oskar, It Takes a Village, Livia V. Bayer

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Bones, Burials, and the Riddle of Truth: Reconstructing the Past Through What Has Been Left Behind, Jelena M. Begonja

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The Effects of Self-Esteem and Motivation on Cognitive Control, Andrea Benavides

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Jumping into the Cloud: Privacy, Security and Trust of Cloud-Based Computing Within K-12 American Public Education, Erik Carl Bennett

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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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New Approaches to Frequent and Incremental Frequent Pattern Mining, Mehmet Bicer

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

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Structural and Functional Brain Markers of Trauma-related Symptoms, Glenn Blessington

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Spheres of Identity: Theorizing Social Categorization and the Legitimacy of Criminal Justice Officials, Kwan-Lamar Blount-Hill

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From the Unspoken to the Verbalized: Different Ways of Communication and their Relationship to Culture in a Traditional Lakota Narrative "Ikto na wičhá ha kiŋ”, or “Ikto and the Racoon Skin”, Liliana R. Boladz-Nekipelov

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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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Creating Content for a Healthy New Life, Valeria C. Borja Lopez

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Humanizing Higher Education: Disrupting Racial Injustice in Teacher Preparation Through Critically Caring Communities, Melissa M. Boronkas

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Threat Perceptions and Russian Foreign Policy: From Cooperation to Assertiveness, Angela Borozna

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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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At the Interface of Algebra and Statistics, Tai-Danae Bradley

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Parental Shared Reading Intervention: Examining the Effects of Structured Parental Reading Training on Vocabulary Acquisition in Children Undergoing Treatment for Leukemia, Sabina Bragg

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Digital Occult Library, Alexis Brandkamp

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Proactive and Reactive Aggression, Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia, and Sleep in Adolescents, Allison L. Brasch

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Assistive Listening Devices: A Guide, Alexa Brody

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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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False Cures of U.S. Nationalism: The Border Wall – A Raucous Call from the Silent Center, Tatiana N. Browne-Kai

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Psychoanalytic Determinates of the Love/Work Balance in a Cohort of African-American Men, Joseph Ellison Brown

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Development of an ABA Tool Kit for Audiologists to Increase Hearing Aid Wear Time in Individuals with Autism, Lindsay Brown

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Black Males Matter, the Educational Marathon Continues: The Relative Impact of Student-, Family-, and School-Level Domains on the Educational Outcomes of Black Males, Shawn F. Brown

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

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The Women that No One Wanted to See: The Duality of the Women within the Holocaust, Valerie Cabezas-Iacono

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Proton Pumping Mechanism in Cytochrome c Oxidase, Xiuhong Cai

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

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Does the Word "Chien" Bark? Representation Learning in Neural Machine Translation Encoders, Emily Campbell

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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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Slavery and Confederate Military Strategy and Policy, 1860–1865, David M. Campmier

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“An Instrument in the Shape / of a Woman”: Reading as Re-Vision in Adrienne Rich, William J. Camponovo

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Spatial and Collective Memories of Jewish Heritage Sites: A Comparative Study, Bryanna Caraballo

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Topics of The Sky: Ashbery's Involving Search for The Poem, Tom M. Carlson

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All Day in the Trey-Fold: Sound, Objecthood, and Place in the Mixtapes of DJ Screw, Matthew K. Carter

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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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“I’m Real I Thought I Told Ya”: Developing Critical Media Literacy Through U.S. Latinx Digital Media Representations, Solange T. Castellar

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Apocalipsis cultural e imaginación política: el caso de Madrid en el periodo entre crisis (2008–2020), Natalia Castro Picón

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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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Spectral Sequences for Almost Complex Manifolds, Qian Chen

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The Functional Role of the Anterior Insular Cortex in Cognitive Control, Yu 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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Rewriting the Oeuvre: Raymond Queneau and the Art of Translation, Christopher Clarke

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A Comparison of Tribal Sovereignty, Self-Determination, and Environmental Justice at the EPA’s Onondaga Lake and Tar Creek Superfund Sites, Thomas Clark

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Tracking Keywords in American Studies, Thomas Cleary

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Exploring Psychological Mechanisms Underlying Plea Bargain Decisions, Melanie Close

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Corporeal Archives of HIV/AIDS: The Performance of Relation, Jaime Shearn Coan

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

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Corporeal Analysis: The Performing Body as Analytic Site, Laura Cocks

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Dangerous Exhibitions: Erotic Justice and Comparative Constitutional Law, Elena Cohen

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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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Examining Racial and Ethnic Disparity in Prosecutor’s Bail Requests and Downstream Decision Making, Connor Concannon

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Cracks in the Bathroom Stall: A Discourse Analysis on Transgender Bathroom Usage at Garden Spot High School, Kirsten D. Corneilson

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Integrating Affect Perception Tasks from the New York Emotion Battery into a Comprehensive Measure of Neuropsychological Change across the Lifespan, Melinda A. Cornwell

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Can Gentrification Improve Education for Low-Income Minority Students?, Edir Coronado

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Being and Becoming: Voice and the Performance of Self by Black and Brown Women Members of An Educational Space Organized in Whiteness, AnaMaria Correa

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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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Thrown off Course: School Suspension and Its Consequences for Students’ Educational Trajectories and Outcomes, Celina Cuevas

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Linear and Non-Linear Elastic Constants of Crystalline Materials from First-Principles Calculations, David Cuffari

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Applications of Machine Learning and Deep Learning in Macroeconomic and Financial Forecasting, Andi Cupallari

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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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Narcissus and Beauty: A Renaissance of Paterian Aesthetics, Amir Dagan