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 2016

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The Conflicts of Coexistence: Contested Meanings of Carnivore Management and Conservation in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Hannah F. Jaicks

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Properties of Type-II ZnTe/ZnSe Submonolayer Quantum Dots Studied via Excitonic Aharonov-Bohm Effect and Polarized Optical Spectroscopy, Haojie Ji

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Metabolic Profiling of Genetically Modified Potato Periderm Tissues, Liqing Jin

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Post-Apartheid Citizenship and the Politics of Evictions in Inner City Johannesburg, Anthony Johnson

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The French Revolution in the French-Algerian War (1954-1962): Historical Analogy and the Limits of French Historical Reason, Timothy Scott Johnson

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Does Intergroup Threat Cause Distinct Contact Orientations for High and Low Status Groups?, Brian M. Johnston

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The Effect of Cognitive Load on Liars and Truth Tellers: Exploring the Moderating Impact of Working Memory Capacity, Sarah Jordan

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Folklore as a Health Patterning Modality, Mary Augusta Joseph

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Data-Driven Synthesis and Evaluation of Syntactic Facial Expressions in American Sign Language Animation, Hernisa Kacorri

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The Fictions of Whiteness: Transatlantic Race Science, Gender, Nationalism, and the Construction of Race in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction (1823-1867), Philip E. Kadish

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LIM Protein Ajuba Participates in the Repression of ATR-Mediated DNA Damage Response in Human Cells, Sampada Kalan

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Unfaithful Allies: Local Resistance and the Failure of Statebuilding, Ervin Kallfa

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Synthesis of Novel Aporphine-Inspired Neuroreceptor Ligands, Nirav R. Kapadia

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On Sums of Binary Hermitian Forms, Cihan Karabulut

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Delusional Disorder: Treatment and the Restoration of Adjudicative Competence, Martin Kassen

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Firms' Decisions to Enter a Market of Highly Differentiated Products: Apparel Industry and New York Fashion Week, Yoko Katagiri

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The Versatile Singer: A Guide to Vibrato & Straight Tone, Danya Katok

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What Factors Influence Urban School Leaders Arts Programming Decisions, Jennifer Katona

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Internet Access and Freedom: Constructing and Reacting to Transnational Norms about Internet Diffusion and Use, Heather L. Katz

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Imagining a "Poethical" Classroom, Erica Kaufman

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Publication in Martial's Time and the Publication of his Works, Jack Kaufmann

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‘Open, and Always, Opening’: Trans- Poetics as a Methodology for (Re)Articulating Gender, the Body, and the Self ‘Beyond Language’, Lizzy Tricano Kaval

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Hope and Health Related Quality of Life of Older Women Who Have Had Heart Attacks, Alice Mary Kelly-Tobin

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Suburbs in Black and White: Race, Jobs & Poverty in Twentieth-Century Long Island, Tim Keogh

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Normalization Policies with Cuba: Implications for Political and Economic Reform, Ramona N. Khan

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Chamber-specific Patterns of Epicardium Formation in Zebrafish, Sana Khan

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Refractions Through the Secular: Islam, Human Rights and Universality, Zara Khan

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GIVE-ME: Gamification In Virtual Environments for Multimodal Evaluation - A Framework, Wai L. Khoo

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Identity in Sociocultural Context: Life Stories of Korean Youth in New York City, Hannah Hyunkyung Kim

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An Analysis of the Organizational Structures of New Types of Children's Associations in Relation to Changing Views of Children's Capacities as Citizens, Bijan Kimiagar

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Branding Korea or Marketing Ethnicity?: Manhattan’s Koreatown as a Transclave in the Global Economy, Jinwon Kim

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On The Free and G-Saturated Weight Monoids of Smooth Affine Spherical Varieties For G=SL(n), Won Geun Kim

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Two Essays: Changes in the Implementation Flexibility and Financial Statement Location of Mandated Accounting Standards; and Does the Financial Statement Location of Transition Adjustments Matter to Investors?, Ethan Kinory

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Therapeutic Targets for Alzheimer's Disease: Insights from In Vitro and In Vivo Models of Inflammation, Magdalena J. Kiprowska

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“God Is Near": American Theocracy and the Political Theology of Joseph Smith, Alan P. Koenig

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Predictability of Bond Risk Premia with an Affine Term Structure Model, Sibel Korkmaz

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Hearing Aid Use and Cognitive Function: A Systematic Review, Hershel Korngut

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Life Experience: Freddy Got Fingered As Neo-Surrealist Masterpiece, Frank Koshel

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Commemorations and Ethnicity: Victory Day Celebrations Among Elderly Russian Jews in Brooklyn, Amy Kraizman

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p-adic L-functions and the Geometry of Hida Families, Joseph Kramer-Miller

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ThisCollegeStory.com: How Interactive Writing Media Influenced the Way First-Year Students Made Sense of their College Transition, Philip Kreniske

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Essays on Institutional Investor Trading, Karolina Krystyniak

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Lessons from the Past: Unfolding the Dynamics among Climate, Balkan Landscapes, and Humans over the Past Millennium, Charuta J. Kulkarni

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Struggling to Learn, Learning to Struggle: Strategy and Structure in the 2010-11 University of Puerto Rico Student Strike, José A. Laguarta Ramírez

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Professional Wrestling and/as Theatre: Bodies, Labor, and the Commercial Stage, Eero Laine

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Where Is the "Korean" in the Korean War Memorial: Kissena Park's Korean War Memorial, Alice Lam

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Circular Oligodeoxynucleotides (Coligos) as Chemically Synthesized, Promoter-Independent Small RNA Expression Vectors, Lodoe Lama

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Vocal Rhythm Coordination and Preterm Infants: Rhythms of Dialogue in a High-Risk NICU Sample, Adrianne E. Lange

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The New Reflexivity: Puzzle Films, Found Footage, and Cinematic Narration in the Digital Age, Jordan Lavender-Smith

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Interfictional Identities: Transformation and Dissimulation in the Early Modern Period, Yael Nezer Lavender-Smith

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Masculine Identities Among Asian American Men: Negotiating Varying Masculine Ideals for the Self and Others, Elisa J. Lee

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An Exploration of the Paradox of Bisexuality in Women: The Dawn Research Study, Anna Levy-Warren

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Excavating ePortfolios: What Student-Driven Data Reveals about Multimodal Composition and Instruction, Amanda M. Licastro

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Becoming Serpent: Mapping Coils of Paranoia in a Neocolonial Security State, Rachel J. Liebert

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The Bodies, Minds, Desires and Scorn of Britain's "Stepdaughters of War", Alexandra J. Lightle

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Essays on Investor Attention, Hongqi Liu

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Do Executives Have Fixed Effects on Firm-Level Stock Price Crash Risk?, Jiaxin Liu

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Social Support, Social Companionship, and Social Distress in Young Adults with Cochlear Implants, Arta Ljubanovic

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McCarthyism and the Id: "Forbidden Planet" (1956) as a Veiled Criticism of McCarthyism in 1950s America, William Lorenzo

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Filología reflexiva: Hacia una pedagogía “evaluadora”. Reflexión y evaluación del campo filológico español (1936-1968), Jose Antonio Losada Montero

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Event Parsing In Narrative: Trials And Tribulations Of Archaic English Fairy Tales, Rebecca Lovering

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Accessing Academe, Disabling the Curriculum: Institutional Locations of Dis/ability in Public Higher Education, Andrew J. Lucchesi

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Unidentified Verbal Objects: Contemporary French Poetry, Intermedia, and Narrative, Eric Lynch

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Targeting Efficiency: The Effects of Video Modeling and Feedback on Instructors’ Acquisition and Generalization of Behavior Analytic Skills, Maya S. Madzharova

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Fashioning Desire at B. Altman & Co.: Ethics and Consumer Culture in Early Department Stores, Tessa Maffucci

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Lengua y racismo-motivación, competencia y conciencia lingüística en la clase de español como segunda lengua: Integración de contenidos relacionados con la dimensión socio-política del lenguaje en un acercamiento content-based, Jose Magro

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The Efficacy of Motor Imagery Training on Range of Motion, Pain and Function of Patients After Total Knee Replacement, Noorelhoda Mahmoud, Marc A. Razzano Jr., and Karen Tischler

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A Systematic Review of Dual-Sensory Impairment in Older Adults, Abby F. Malawer

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In Search of Argentinidad: Identity Affirming Bodies in Movement in Latino-America, Melissa Maldonado-Salcedo

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Mindfulness in Learning, Anna Malyukova

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What the Tides May Bring: Political "Tigueraje" Disposession and Popular Dissent in Samaná, Dominican Republic, Ryan A. Mann-Hamilton

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Toward a Kripkean Concept of Number, Oliver R. Marshall

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My Mother Needs Me! Is It Possible to Stay Connected While Being My Own Person? The Object Relations of the Latina “Dutiful Daughter”, Juliana Martinez

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Testimonios (re)creados: La nueva novela testimonial latinoamericana, Reynaldo Martinez

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Understanding School and Interethnic Relations of Mexican Immigrant Youth in a Post-Industrial Community, Roberto Martinez

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Paratextuality and Contemporary Narrative: The Physical Object as a Storytelling Device, James Mason

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The Remembrance of Things Past: Does Self-Report Moderate the Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Long-Term Psychiatric Consequences?, Christina N. Massey

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Understanding the High School Dropout Process Through Student Engagement and School Processes: Evidence from the Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002, Tara Marie Mastrorilli

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Role of Humor in Emotion Regulation: Differential Effects of Adaptive and Maladaptive Forms of Humor, Lindsay Mathews

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Losing Values: Illiquidity, Personhood, and the Return of Authoritarianism in Skopje, Macedonia, Fabio Mattioli

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Where Have All The Feminists Gone?: A Mixed-Methods Study of College Students' Attitudes Toward Gender Equality, Erin Maurer

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Sounds in the Marketplace: Consumer Reactions to Ambient and Product Sounds, Lauren Mayor

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Issues of Rhythm, Symmetry, and Style in Alfred Schnittke's Concerto for PIano and Strings, Ilya Mayzus

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On the Appearance of the Comedy LP, 1957–1973, David Michael McCarthy

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Cops in Court: Assessing the Criminal Prosecutions of Police in Six Major Scandals in the New York City Police Department from 1894 to 1994, Kevin E. McCarthy

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Politics Between and Within Us: Authenticity and Theatricality in Modern Political Thought, Daniel J. McCool

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Exploring Older Adults’ Perceptions of the Utility and Ease of Use of Personal Emergency Response Systems, Patricia A. McLean

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Feeling Political: Affect, Emotion, and Ethics in Western Political Theory, John McMahon

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Literacies of Bilingual Youth: A Profile of Bilingual Academic, Social, and TXT Literacies, Michelle A. McSweeney

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Assembly and Association: Mapping the Development of the Public Sphere in 19th Century Columbia County, NY, Christopher L. Meatto

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Loans’ Impact on International Relations: Venezuela as Lender and Borrower, Leonela C. Medina Baez

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'Something On Women For the Crime Bill': The Construction and Passage of the Violence Against Women Act, 1990-1994, Irene Meisel

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Geographies of Desecration: Race, Indigeneity, and the Militarization of Hawai'i, Laurel Turbin Mei-Singh

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Race and Gender in the Advancement to Partnership: Perceptions of Black Female Lawyers, Tsedale M. Melaku

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Emotion Regulation in Relation to Cognitive Functioning in the Preclinical Stages of Dementia, Erica P. Meltzer

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City Poems And Urban Crisis, 1945 - Present, Jeffrey Nathan Mickelson

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Vector Beams for Fundamental Physics and Applications, Giovanni Milione

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Charles Ives on the Nature of Experience: The Compositional Designs and Aesthetic Programs of Three Orchestral Works, Ashleé Michele Miller

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On the Derivative of 2-Holonomy for a Non-Abelian Gerbe, Cheyne J. Miller

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An ERP Study of Sensory-Linguistic Processing in the Context of ASD Research, Larissa R. Miller