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 2017

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Psychoanalysis and Modernity: A Failure to Find Relief from Existential Terror, Erin Liat Claridge

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I. M. Pei, William Zeckendorf, and the Architecture of Urban Renewal, Marci M. Clark

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Muriel Rukeyser's "The Book of the Dead": An Analytical Appreciation, Emily Cogan

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Constructions of New England Identity and Place in American Music, 1885-1935, Jacob A. Cohen

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Clara Lemlich Shavelson: An Activist Life, Sarah B. Cohn

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Thule Iron Use in the Pre-contact Arctic, Eileen Colligan

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Preventing Sexual Violence Where It Most Often Occurs: An Investigation of the Situational and Structural Components of Child Sexual Abuse in Residential Settings, Nicole Colombino

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Women’s Sexual Fantasies in Context: The Emotional Content of Sexual Fantasies, Psychological and Interpersonal Distress, and Satisfaction in Romantic Relationships, Sarah Constantine

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A Normative Account of Political Representation, Kenneth R. Courtney

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Automatically Guilty: Associations Between Evidence and Guilt, William E. Crozier IV

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Liberal Translations: Secular Concepts, Law, and Religion in Colonial Egypt, Jeffrey Culang

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The Effects of Social Power Bases Within Varying Organizational Cultures, Ayanna Cummings

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Music in Haredi Jewish Life: Liquid Modernity and the Negotiation of Boundaries in Greater New York, Gordon A. Dale

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William Bolcom’s "Twelve New Etudes" (1988): Theoretical and Interpretative Analysis, Ran Dank

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Racial Microaggressions and Health Status: The Moderating Effect of Emotion Regulation, Kristin C. Davidoff

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Impressive Failures: Mavericks of Film Authorship and the Impossibility of Success in Hollywood, Tom S. Davies

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Imagining Basic Income as an International and Domestic Remedy to Wealth Inequality, Christian A. Davis

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Education Is Transformation: The Impact of Attitudes, Robert DeCaul

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La Symbolique païenne dans l'oeuvre de René Depestre, Wilson Decembre

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Arte de resistencia de escritoras latinas en los Estados Unidos: Magali Alabau y Carmen Boullosa, Agustin De Jesus

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Essays in Corporate Responsibility and Finance, Mert Demir

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The Role of Language in the Development of Temporal Cognition in 6- to 10-Year-Old Children, Danielle DeNigris

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Occlusion Effects in Various Testing Conditions Using Insert Earphones, Amanda M. DeSantolo

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Never Forgets: Traumatic Trace Within Public Space, Jan Descartes

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Transferring Paremias. Cultural, Linguistic, and Literary Transitions of Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases by Vincenzo Brusantino, Pompeo Sarnelli, and John Florio, Daniela D'Eugenio

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Fitting-in: How Formerly Incarcerated New York City Black Men Define Success Post-Prison, Mika'il DeVeaux

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Beyond the Obvious: Emerging Contaminants and Biogeochemistry as a Cause and Solution for Nitrogen Pollution, Stephanie L. DeVries

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Thinking About the Self While Talking to Someone Else: Investigating Self-Focus in Conversation, Carrie DiMatteo

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Removal of Organic Micro-Pollutants from Water Using Sewage Sludge Based Composite Adsorbents, Rui Ding

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"Tough on Crime, Tough on the Causes of Crime": Liberal Carceral Logics and the Reproduction of Settler Colonial Violence in Winnipeg, MB, Canada, Bronwyn Dobchuk-Land

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The Nucleus Accumbens Core Dopamine D1 and Glutamate AMPA/NMDA Receptors Play a Transient Role in the Performance of Pavlovian Approach Behavior, Veronica Dobrovitsky

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The Lived Experience of Feeling Disrespected, Nadine Donahue

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The Variation in Russia’s Foreign Policy in Near Abroad After the Disintegration of the USSR, Nataliia Donchenko

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The Value of Value-Added: Science, Technology, and Policy in Educational Evaluation, Daniel Douglas

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Characterization of Hydrophobic Interactions of Polymers with Water and Phospholipid Membranes Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Mihaela Drenscko

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Enhancing and Evaluating Scientific Argumentation in the Inquiry-Oriented College Chemistry Classroom, Annabel D'Souza

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The Technocratic Politics of the Common Core State Standards in History, Kate Duguid

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Spectacular Politics and Everyday Performance: Tracing Music from Ceauşescu’s Romania to Multicultural America, Benjamin Dumbauld

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Coping, Accommodations, and Strategies: An Interview Study on Academic and Employment Experiences with Adults with Dyslexia, Rita W. El-Haddad

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Does the Career Adaptation Process Change as a Function of an Employee's Age or Employment Gaps? An Investigation of Relationships Among Personal Resources, Contextual Factors, Coping Behaviors, and Career Success, Hilal Erkovan

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Escribiendo para desahogarme: Release and Resistance in a Middle School Bilingual Writing Workshop, Carla Espana

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Seeing and Being Seen: A Multimodal Inquiry of Multilingual High School Newcomers and Their Contributions to Educational Communities, Ivana Espinet

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The Contributions of Child and Romantic Attachment to Sleep Quality, Karen Estefane

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Spectral Bodies: Women's Resistance Across Time in North America, Whitney C. Evanson

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Detecting Majorana Fermion Induced Crossed Andreev Reflection, Lei Fang

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ADHD and Theory of Mind in School-Age Children: Exploring the Cognitive Nature of Social Interactions in Children with ADHD, Rachel Feigenbaum

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Essays on Capital Structure and Institutional Ownership, Yuan Feng

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The Proscriptive Principle and Logics of Analytic Implication, Thomas M. Ferguson

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Estradiol, Substance P, and the PI3K-Akt-mTOR Pathway in the Dorsal Horn of the Spinal Cord During Inflammatory Pain, Zane Ferguson

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Intercusp Geodesics and Cusp Shapes of Fully Augmented Links, Rochy Flint

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Zooarchaeological and Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction of Newly Excavated Middle Pleistocene Deposits from Elandsfontein, South Africa, Frances L. Forrest

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LIM Protein Ajuba Directly Interacts with Replication Protein A to Prevent ATR DNA Damage Response, Sandy Wan Shan Fowler

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Spatial Prepositions in Spanish, Carolina Fraga

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The Economics of American Higher Education, Robin Freedman

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Sex Differences in the Anxiety Effects of Cannabinoids, Helen T. French

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Reinventing the Wheel of Teaching Business? Learning in the Academic Classroom - The Case of the Business Consulting Course, Francesco R. Frova

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One Endless Dance: Tanaka Min's Experimental Practice, John (Zack) Fuller

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Reimagining the Collective: Black Popular Music and Recording Studio Innovation, 1970-1990, Will Fulton

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The Willfulness of a Missing Frame: Ahmed Zaki and the Politics of Visual Resistance, Miriam M. Gabriel

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Synthesis and Evaluation of Tetrahydroprotoberberines as Dopamine Receptor Ligands, Satishkumar V. Gadhiya

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Dopamine D1 and D3 Receptor Polypharmacology in Cocaine Reward and Cocaine Seeking, Ewa J. Galaj

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An Evaluation of the Effects of the Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge (SEEK) Program on Short- and Intermediate-Term Outcomes, Raymond Galinski

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The Effects of Pre-Trial Event Stimulus Properties on Timing in the Peak Interval Procedure, Daniel A. Garces

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Continuidad y cambio en los condicionantes lingüísticos y socio-demográficos del uso del pronombre sujeto en el español de la primera generación en Nueva York, Lorena García-Barroso

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Involute Analysis: Virtual Discourse, Memory Systems and Archive in the Involutes of Thomas De Quincey, Kimberley A. Garcia

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Heterojunction Engineering for Next Generation Hybrid II-VI Materials, Thor Garcia

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"Propaganda for Democracy": The Vexed History of the Federal Theatre Project, Karen E. Gellen

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Are You With Me? The Impact of Losing a Conversation Partner’s Attention to a Mobile Device, Zachary A. Geller

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A Canada in the South: Marronage in Antebellum American Literature, Sean Gerrity

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Posthumanist Animals in Art: France and Belgium, 1972-87, Arnaud Gerspacher

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A Systematic Review of Occupational Music-Induced Hearing Loss, Lilach Gez Saperstein

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Distribution and Activation of Catecholaminergic Neurons in the Brain of Male Plainfin Midshipman Fish: Divergence in Behavior and Reproductive Phenotype, Zachary Ghahramani

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Synthesis of Complex/Multifunctional Metal (Hydr)oxide/Graphite Oxide/AuNPs or AgNPs Adsorbents and Analysis of their Interactions with Chemical Warfare Agents, Dimitrios A. Giannakoudakis

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Characterizing Cool Brown Dwarfs and Low-Mass Companions with Low-Resolution Near-Infrared Spectra, Paige Godfrey

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Capture and Abandon: Social Reproduction and Informal Land Tenure in Jamaica, Rachel Goffe

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"The World of Our Children": Jews, Puerto Ricans, and the Politics of Place and Race on the Lower East Side, 1963-1993, Barry Goldberg

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Twenty-First-Century Transnational Theatre Development in the Cases of Théâtre du Soleil/Aftaab and Sundance Institute East Africa: Cultural Politics, Performance Aesthetics, and Global Circulation, Julia Goldstein

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From the Making to the Tuning to the Use of Chlorins for Biomedical Applications, Junior Gonzales

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Mental Illness Stigma and Community Integration: Linking Perceived Experiences with Reported Behavior, Lauren L. Gonzales

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El significado de la construcción con ser focalizador en el español de Colombia, Ana I. González Támara

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A Realization of Modernity: Case Studies in Connectivity and Time, Mari Gorman

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Una democracia aterrorrizada: Justicia y afecto en los textos de la transición democrática Argentina, Mariana Graciano

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From Rochel to Rose and Mendel to Max: First Name Americanization Patterns Among Twentieth-Century Jewish Immigrants to the United States, Jason H. Greenberg

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Aberrant Salience and Probabilistic Reasoning in Distressing Attenuated Positive Psychotic Symptoms: An Examination of a Two Factor Model, Huw Green

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Providential Capitalism: Heavenly Intervention and the Atlantic’s Divine Economist, Ian F.P. Green

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A Reformers' Union: Land Reform, Labor, and the Evolution of Antislavery Politics, 1790–1860, Sean G. Griffin

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Collaboration Revisited: The Performative Art of Claude Cahun and Hannah Weiner, Phillip L. Griffith

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Bricolage Propriety: The Queer Practice of Black Uplift, 1890–1905, Timothy M. Griffiths

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Warmth and Competence Traits: Perceptions of Female and Male Nurse Stereotypes, Randolph E. Gross

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Chelating Ligands and Nanomaterials Based on Graphene Oxide for the Reduction and Sequestration of Radiometals and Protein Purification, Sam Groveman

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“Pay, Protection, and Professionalism”: The History of Domestic Worker Organizing and the Future of Home Health Care in the United States, Julia R. Gruberg

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Solving Algorithmic Problems in Finitely Presented Groups via Machine Learning, Jonathan Gryak

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El español de Canarias y la canariedad en la España autonómica: Un estudio glotopolítico, Pablo Guerra

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Counting Rational Points, Integral Points, Fields, and Hypersurfaces, Joseph Gunther

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Elimination for Systems of Algebraic Differential Equations, Richard Gustavson

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The Queer Allure of Digital Sociality, Benjamin Parrish Haber

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Joint Laver Diamonds and Grounded Forcing Axioms, Miha Habič

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The Role of Glutamate Neurotransmission in the Ventral Tegmental Area in the Expression of Conditioned Approach Learning, Priscila Hachimine-Merli

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Essays on Economics of Inequality, Aboozar Hadavand

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Behavioral Responses to Pulses of Light in the Longfin Inshore Squid, Doryteuthis pealeii (Lesueur, 1821), Stavros P. Hadjisolomou