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 2011

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Influenza A and Flavivirus Manipulation of Cell Death, Jeffrey E. McLean

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Smoking, Drinking, and Binge Drinking: An Empirical Study of the Role of Price on Consumption by High School Seniors, Jorge L. Medina

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Phenolic Constituents from Garcinia intermedia and Related Species, Ulyana Muñoz Acuña

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Becoming Normal: The Social Construction of Buprenorphine and New Attempts to Medicalize Addiction, Julie C. Netherland

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Governance and Merger Activity in Banking, Thomas J. Piskula

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Phytosociology, History and Diversity in Farmer-Managed Landscapes on the Tonle Sap Floodplain, Cambodia, Andrew S. Roberts

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Demand for Cigarettes by Teenagers and Young Adults and Their Smoking Transitions, Ce Shang

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Moral Mental States: Four Methods in Metaethics, Christopher Alen Sula

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Essays on Foreign Direct Investment, Trade and Development, Jing Sun

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The Effects of Bilingual Instruction on the English Emergent Literacy Skills of Spanish-Speaking Preschool Children, Zoila Tazi

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Education Policy and the Mathematics Curriculum in New York City Middle Schools, 1958 to 2002, Joseph Valley

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Education Policy and the Mathematics Curriculum in New York City Middle Schools, 1958 to 2002, Joseph Valley

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Identity and Behavior: Exploring an Understanding of “Being” and “Doing” for Catholic Priests Accused of the Sexual Abuse of Minors in the United States, Brenda K. Vollman

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Phosphorus Transport in the Bronx River: Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis, Jingyu Wang

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Holomorphic Motions and Extremal Annuli, Zhe Wang

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Stem Cell Replacement Therapy for the Mammalian Inner Ear: A Systematic Literature Review, Robin Warwick

Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 2010

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A Critical and Cultural Poetics of the End: Self, Space, and Volatility in Los Angeles, Pamela Albanese

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Discrimination of Tone Contrasts in Mandarin Disyllables by Naïve American English Listeners, Shari Salzhauer Berkowitz

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Children's Tolerance of Word-Form Variation, Paul Reeves Breuning

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Mensura Incognita: Queer Kinship, Camp Aesthetics, and Juvenal's Ninth Satire, Michael Broder

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Teaching Style: An Investigation of New York City Public High School Teacher Dress Practices, Anne J. Brownstein

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Qualitative and Quantitative X-Ray Diffraction Analysis for Forensic Examination of Duct Tapes, Rebecca E. Bucht

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Synesthetic Landscapes in Harold Pinter’s Theatre: A Symbolist Legacy, Graça Corrêa

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Skin and Redemption: Theology in Silent Films, 1902 to 1927, Susan Craig

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Essays on Economic Policy: Income Inequality and Health Insurance, Eric Doviak

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Automatic Readability Assessment, Lijun Feng

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Forget Burial: Illness, Narrative, and the Reclamation of Disease, Marty Melissa Fink

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The Interaction of Intensity and Deviance on Auditory Event-Related Potentials: Findings Using Principal Component Analysis (PCA) of Current Source Densities (CSDs), Nathan A. Gates

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The Effect of Teaching Attending to a Face on Joint Attention Skills in Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Tina Rovito Gomez

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The Piano Works of Páll Ísólfsson (1893-1974): A Diverse Collection, Nina Margret Grimsdottir

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Madness, Sexuality, and Gender in Early Twentieth Century Music Theater Works: Four Interpretive Essays, Megan B. Jenkins

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Colombian Artists in Paris, 1865-1905, Maya Jiménez

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Railroads and Economies of Scale and Scope in U.S. Manufacturing Industries: 1850-1880. Chandler Revisited, Michael Kalson

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Mátyás Seiber’s Twelve-Tone Technique, Bettina Lee

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Doing Good by Doing Well? The Political Economy of the Medical Biotechnology Industry in the United States, Volker Lehmann

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Three Essays on the Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Haitao Liang

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Experiences with Infant Mortality as Reported by Middle Class Black Women in Their Own Words, Lisa Paisley-Cleveland

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Semi-Supervised Learning for Connectionist Networks, Rebecca Robare

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The Influence of Cross-Linguistic Input and L2 Proficiency on L2 Reading Comprehension Among Spanish-Speaking Adults Learning English as a Second Language, Astrid Sussette Rodríguez

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Design and Performance Analysis of Genetic Algorithms for Topology Control Problems, Cem Safak Sahin

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"If You See Something, Say Something": The Power of the 'War on Terrorism' to Name What We See, Polly Sylvia

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Moderator Effects of Working Memory on Symptom Stability in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder by Dopamine D1 and D2 Receptor Polymorphisms During Development, Joey W. Trampush

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Essays in Corporate Finance, Milos Vulanovic

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Stability and Change in New York State Regents Mathematics Examinations, 1866-2009: A Socio-Historical Analysis, Robert Stephen Watson

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Music and National Identity: A Study of Cello Works by Taiwanese Composers, Yu-Ting Wu

Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 2009

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Eduardo Chibás: The Incorrigible Man of Cuban Politics, Ilan Ehrlich

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On the Dynamics of Quasi-Self-Matings of Generalized Starlike Complex Quadratics and the Structure of the Mated Julia Sets, Ross Flek

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On the Dynamics of Quasi-Self-Matings of Generalized Starlike Complex Quadratics and the Structure of the Mated Julia Sets, Ross Flek

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The Church and Convento of Santo Domingo Yanhuitlan, Oaxaca: Art, Politics, and Religion in a Mixtec Village, Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries, Alessia Frassani

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The Gatekeeping Behind Meritocracy: Voices of NYC High School Students, Arlene Melody Garcia

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Identity Development in Pre-Service Teachers Who Are Explainers in a Science Center: Dialectically Developing Theory and Praxis, Preeti Gupta

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Beyond Observation: Literature and Science in Kafka, Rilke, Mann and Musil, Katya Ilina

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Navigating the Gaze: Young People's Intimate Knowledge with Surveilled Spaces at School, Patricia Krueger

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Raising Children the American Way: Court-Mandated Parenting Education in Alameda, California, Nicole D. Laborde

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Resisting Regulation: LGBTQ Teens and Discourses of Sexuality and Gender in High Schools, Darla Linville

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Essays on the Impacts of the Great Moderation on Business Cycle Modeling, Andre R. Neveu

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Computer-Aided Reasoning about Knowledge and Justifications, Natalia Novak

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The Social Construction of Racial and Ethnic Identity Among Women of Color from Mixed Ancestry: Psychological Freedoms and Sociological Constraints, Laura Quiros

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Divided Men: The Masculinity/Marriage Dilemma in the Novels of George Eliot, Danny Sexton

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Music for the (American) People: The Concerts at Lewisohn Stadium, 1922-1964, Jonathan Stern

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Are Sisters Doing It (All) for Themselves? Elderly Black Women and Healthcare Decision Making, Carlene Buchanan Turner

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The Outsourcing of National Defense, Christopher Weimar

Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 2008

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Involvement of Inflammation in Tau Pathology and Mechanisms That Drive Neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's Disease, Lisette T. Arnaud

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Essays on Dynamics of Financial Markets, Esin Cakan

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Meritocracy: A Socio-Educational Policy Conundrum Transversing Selected Works of James Bryant Conant, Benjamin Enoma

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Predicting Within-Source Agreement in Multisource Feedback Ratings: An Examination of Characteristics of the Rater Group and the Focal Manager, Christine Schrader Fernandez

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Rigidity and Stability for Isometry Groups in Hyperbolic 4-Space, Youngju Kim

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Employee Ownership and Participation Effects on Firm Outcomes, Brent Kramer

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Complexity Issues in Justification Logic, Roman Kuznets

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Turning Space into Place in the Sprawling “New City”: Shrinking Space, Visions of Place, Homeowners in Conflict, Lael Leslie

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Synergistic Surfactant Interactions and the Consequences on Phase Behavior, Interfacial Tension Reduction and Hydrophobic Surface Wetting, Makonnen Mateós Payne

Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 2007

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Provocative Enactments as Regulators of Underarousal and Its Associated Affects, Steven Bashkoff

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PldB, a Putative Phospholipase D Homologue, Mediates Quorum Sensing in Dictyostelium discoideum Development, Yi Chen

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Engaging the Eighties: Ethics, Objects, Periods, Kevin L. Ferguson

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All That Is Air Turns Solid: The Creation of a Market for Sinks Under the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change, Maria Gutierrez

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The Qualitative Character of Spatial Perception, Douglas Meehan

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An Empirical Test of Terrie Moffitt’s Developmental Taxonomy of Delinquency, Jessica M. Saunders

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“Practicing in Slow Motion”: The Development and Assessment of an Interprofessional Clinical Education Curriculum for Law and Social Work Students, Lyn K. Slater

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Essays on Modeling of Blind Principal Bid Basket Trading Cost, Tin Shan Suen

Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 2006

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The Bloomberg Way: Development Politics, Urban Ideology, and Class Transformation in Contemporary New York City, Julian Brash

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Urban Fervor: Los Angeles Literature and Alternative Religion, Christine M. Daley

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"Feathered Glory": A Poet in Flight from Medieval Ireland to the Twentieth Century, Denell Marie Downum

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Demographic Issues in Infant Health in the 1990’s and Measurement Issues in Costing Medicaid Expansions, Danielle H. Ferry

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Larry Rivers and Frank O'Hara: Reframing Male Sexualities, Dong-Yeon Koh

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Henry James’s "The Ambassadors": Anatomy of Silence, Marie Leone Meyer

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Relationship Between Parental Physical Discipline and Child Externalizing Problems in the Caribbean Subculture in New York City, Meltem Paker

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Countable Short Recursively Saturated Models of Arithmetic, Erez Shochat

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Empire's Footprint: Expulsion and the United States Military Base on Diego Garcia, David Stiefel Vine

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Maze Learning and Recall in Weakly Electric Fish, Mormyrus rume proboscirostris Boulenger 1898 (Teleostei, Mormyridae): Sensory Bases, Alice G. Walton

Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 2005

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Unshap'd Monsters: Political Farce on the London Stage, 1717-1737, Melissa Ann Bloom

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“Neither in Nor Out of Blackwood's": The Marketing of Edgar Allan Poe’s Prose Address, Jonathan Hartmann

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"I Harbor No Hate": A Study of Political Tolerance and Intolerance in Holocaust Survivors, Nancy Isserman

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An Early Violin Sonata by Peter Cornelius: A Critical Edition and Study, Johannes P. Knijff

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Contracts in Athenian Law, Ellen Knopf

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The European Union, Immigration and Inequality: “Albanian” Labor in the Political Economy of Rural Greece, Christopher M. Lawrence

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Shades of Dispossession: Neoliberalism and the Social Production of Credibility, In Machu Picchu, Peru, Pellegrino A. Luciano

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Splitting of Vector Bundles on Punctured Spectrum of Regular Local Rings, Mahdi Majidi-Zolbanin

Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 2004

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John B. Flannagan (1895-1942): A Reexamination of His Life and Work, Katherine Rangoon Doyle

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International Regime, Domestic Politics and Telecommunications Technology: Jamaica in the Information Age, Judith A. Duncker

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To Stand on Their Own: Women’s Higher Education in Contemporary Kerala, India, Alcira Forero-Pena