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).

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 Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects by Program page.

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Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 2021

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Framing the Border: Liminality in the Network Narratives of Alejandro González Iñárritu, Muhammad Muzammal

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Some Model Theory of Free Groups, Christopher James Natoli

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Modeling and Analysis of Affiliation Networks with Subsumption, Alexey Nikolaev

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The Lodge in the Wilderness: Ecologies of Contemplation in British Romantic Poetry, Sean M. Nolan

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The Different Components of Active Shooter Incidents: Examining the Co-occurrence of Offender and Incident Characteristics, Jeffery R. Osborne

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“A Space Where You Can Imagine In”: Queer World Building with Wynne Greenwood’s Tracy + the Plastics, Colleen M. O'Shea

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Systematic Review: The Effect of Hearing Aids on Balance and Falls, Natalia Beatriz Pagan-Guadalupe

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The Making of Transpacific Video Art, 1966–1988, Haeyun Park

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Smashing Solidarity: Two New York Strikes at the Start of the Postwar Wave, Joseph D. Parziale

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Understanding and Predicting the Distribution of Biodiversity in the Atlantic Forest, Andrea Paz Velez

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A Computational Study in the Detection of English–Spanish Code-Switches, Yohamy C. Polanco

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Handbook for the Deceased: Re-Evaluating Literature and Folklore in Icelandic Archaeology, Brenda Nicole Prehal

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Optimizing Communication in Palliative and Hospice Care: A Toolkit for Audiologists, Sherry E. Queen

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Lobster Palaces in Times Square: The Public Stage Where America Discovered Itself Through Play and Leisure, Lydia E. Ravnikar

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Third Harmonic Generation: A Method for Visualizing Myelin in the Murine Cerebral Cortex, Michael Redlich

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The Seduction of Pessimism: Eros, Failure, and the Novel, Tom Ribitzky

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Mobile Practices and the Production and Curation of Pottery: A View from the Ancient Southern Russian Steppe Using Portable Methods of Investigation, Nicole A. Rose

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Exploring the Effects of Coworker Ostracism on Feedback Inquiry and Voice: The Mediating Role of Proactive Motivation, Ethan G. Rothstein

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Introducing Odysseus: Force, Resistance and Nostos in the Formation of Odysseus’ Character, Haley Ryan

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Cooperation: The Ethics of Shared Agency, Jules F. Salomone-Sehr

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The Material Culture of Temperature: Measurement, Capital and Semiotics, Scott W. Schwartz

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Extracting Theory from Practice: A Computational Analysis of the Persian Radif, Sepideh Shafiei

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3D Object Detection, Instance Segmentation and Classification from 3D Range and 2D Color Images, Xiaoke Shen

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Varieties of Transnational Life: Brazilian Nikkeis’ Changing Cross-border Ties with Two Homelands, Hiroyuki Shibata

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The Painter and His Poets: Paul Gauguin and Interartistic Exchange, Aaron Slodounik

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Microstructural Characteristics of Deformed Quartz Under Non-Steady-State Conditions, Hamidreza Soleymani

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Alcohol And Its Long-Term Effects On Hearing Loss: A Systematic Review, Talia Sowalsky

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Fighting Words: Slurs, Semantics, and the Law, Richard Stillman

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Information Justice: The Histories and Futures of Technology and Social Categories, Patrick Sweeney

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The Making of an Avant-gardist: A Study of Rafael Aponte-Ledée’s Early Life and Works (1957–1966), Noel Torres-Rivera

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Cell Cycle Progression Effects of Albumin, Sharmeen Uddin

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Own Your Politics: The Entanglement of Resistance and the Luxury Fashion Industry, Brent A. Van Horne

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Emulating the "Country Fiddler": A Performance Analysis of Fiddle Parodies and Impressions in Charles Ives's Second Violin Sonata, Emily Vold Weiss

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New Chinese Music in New York City: From Revival to Musical Transnationalism, Serena Yiai Wang

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How Psychotherapists Practice In the Digital Era, Josh Weinstein

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Insights into Leptopilina Spp. Immune-Suppressive Strategies Using Mixed-omics and Molecular Approaches, Brian Wey

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Who Pays? New York State Political Donor Matching with Machine Learning, Annalisa Wilde

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What Do You Think She’s Gonna Do With a Set of Real Claws?: Gender, Race, and Sexuality in Onscreen Portrayals of Women Werewolves, Ashleigh K. Williams

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The Ambiguity of Diversity: How Parents Understand and React to School Desegregation Efforts, Adam Wilson

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Teaching Choral Music of the African Diaspora in the United States: Toward a “Living Black History”, H. Roz Woll

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Progress Narratives in Trans Internationalism: Surveying a Collected Archive of the Global Trans Movement, 2008–2018, Flora P. Wolpert Checknoff

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Refugee Higher Education and Participatory Action Research Methods: Lessons Learned from the Field, Hadas Yanay

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The Compressed Modernity of Legalizing Same-sex Marriage in Taiwan: Digital Activism, Human Rights Discourse, and Intertwined Sexual, Political and National Identities, Jyun-Jie Yang

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Place Branding as a Mode of Urban Governance and Verticalisation: The Case of Tokyo and New York, Z. Ruya Yuksel

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The Hamite Must Die! The Legacy of Colonial Ideology in Rwanda, Awa Princess E. Zadi

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The Emotional Illusion of Music: Contemporary Western Musical Aesthetics in Dialogue with Ancient Eastern Philosophy, Yin Zhang

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Anti-Cancer Effects by Interleukin 24, Xuelin Zhong

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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Building Baghdad: The Construction of Urban Space in Iraq, 1921–1963, Andrew S. Alger

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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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The Medium of Liberation: Kurdish Language and Education Activism in Turkey, Demet Arpacik

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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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The Berbers: Constructed Identities by Foreigners on African Soil, Zineb Askaoui

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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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PEO-PPO-PEO Surfactant Mixtures as Templates for Silicas With Very Large Cylindrical Mesopores at Ambient Temperature and With Helical Mesopores at Sub-Ambient Temperature, Laurance Beaton

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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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Understanding Gender Differences in Traditional and Cyberbullying: An Evaluation of Construct Validity of the 2013 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey, Anthony Betancourt

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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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Small Molecule Synthetic Carbohydrate Receptors, Marcelo F. Bravo Carranco