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 2016

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Cherry Blossoms in Bryant Park: Mediating Asiatic Racialization on Cold War U.S. Television, 1957–1964, Melissa Phruksachart

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A Means to An End: Articulations of Diasporic Blackness, Class and Survival among Female Afro-Caribbean Service Workers in New York City, Christine A. Pinnock

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Actions, Reasons and Self-Expression: A Defense of Subjectivist-Internalism about Reasons, Carolyn P. Plunkett

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Crossing The Great Divide: An Investigation of Data and Memory, Julia Pollack

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Through the Gateway: Marijuana Production, Governance, and the Drug War Détente, Michael Polson

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The Effects of Goal Orientation and Learning Strategies on Managerial Job Performance, Raphael Y. Prager

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Cervantes' "Ocho comedias y ocho entremeses nuevos, nunca representados": A Theater of Tradition and Innovation, Michael K. Predmore

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Three Essays in Intuitionistic Epistemology, Tudor Protopopescu

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Quaternion Algebras and Hyperbolic 3-Manifolds, Joseph Quinn

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Jules Verne Constructs America: From Utopia to Dystopia, Dana L. Radu

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The Dream Defaulted: Foreclosure, Crisis, and Hope in Baltimore, Maryland, and Detroit, Michigan, Heidi M. Rafferty-Reijm

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Intraindividual Variability as a Predictor of Cognitive Decline in Elderly, Wendy S. Ramratan

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Mechanisms of Immune Activation and Suppression by Parasitic Wasps of Drosophila, Johnny R. Ramroop

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"They have sold the clouds": Queering Indigenous Politics in Colombia, Taylor O. Ramsey

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Brainstorming Solutions for the Unintended Consequences of Antibiotics and the Development of Resistant Bacteria, Rajini D. Ramsukh

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Specific Binding Affinity of the Non-Catalytic Domain of Eukaryotic Like Type IB Topoisomerase of vaccinia Virus, Benjamin R. Reed

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Effect of an Internet-Based Education Program on Self-Care Agency in People Living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Darcel M. Reyes

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An Escape from Language into Language: The Internal Exile of Louis Wolfson, Antoine N. Rideau

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The Bauhaus Wall Painting Workshop: Mural Painting to Wallpapering, Art to Product, Morgan Ridler

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A Comparative Perspective between FARC Guerrilleras and Chechen Black Widows, Denise Rivera

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The Strains of Confessional Poetry: The Burdens, Blunders, and Blights of Self-Disclosure, Lara Rossana Rodriguez

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Tobacco Cessation and the Household Budget: A Longitudinal Analysis of Consumption and Heterogeneity in the United States, Erin R. Rogers

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An Evaluation of the Standard Setting Performance of the FASB, Devon Rolleri

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The Relation of Analysis to Performance of Post-tonal Violin Music: Three Case Studies, Karen E. Rostron

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The Impact of Modality Expectancy on Memory Accuracy for Brand Names, Daniel Rubin

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A Meaning Hypothesis to Explain Speaker's Choice of the Sign Look, Nadav Ayal Sabar

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Provisional Capital: National and Urban Identity in the Architecture and Planning of Bonn, 1949-1979, Samuel L. Sadow

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Genocide in Rwanda: Understanding Why They Died, Joseph Sambou

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An Analysis of Technological Features Enabled Management of Information Facets, Jim Samuel

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Josefa Acevedo de Gómez: Estudio y edición anotada de Cuadros de la vida privada de algunos granadinos copiados al natural para instrucción y divertimiento de los curiosos, Biografía del doctor Diego Fernando Gómez y Ensayo sobre los deberes de los casados, Mélida Sánchez

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Masculinidades en Crisis y Prácticas de Resistencia Feminista en la Literatura y el Cine Españoles de Autoría Femenina, Carmen Sanchis-Sinisterra

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Mental Health Practitioners’ Understanding of Informed Consent with Adolescents, Blanca I. Santana

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Creating with Anger: Contemplating Vendetta. An Analysis of Anger in Italian and Spanish Women Writers of the Early Modern Era, Luisanna Sardu Castangia

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Relative Clause Sentence Comprehension by Japanese-Speaking Children with Specific Language Impairment and Children with Typical Language Development, Miho Sasaki

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Developing Italy: Photography and National Identity during the Risorgimento, 1839-1859, Beth Saunders

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Mobilizing for Capitalism: How Islamic Civil Society Makes a Market Economy Possible in Turkey, Dean G. Schafer

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Risk Factors of Eating Disorders and the Modern Orthodox Jewish Family, Susan D. Schmool

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An Examination of Cross-Domain Authorship Attribution Techniques, Maxwell B. Schwartz

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The Photographic Universe: Vilém Flusser’s Theories of Photography, Media, and Digital Culture, Martha Schwendener

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Locked In: Melancholia in the Modern American Prison Literature of R. Dwayne Betts and Jarvis Jay Masters, Johnna Scrabis

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Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Energy Transfer in an Organic/Inorganic Composite of Zinc Oxide and Graphite Oxide, Jeff A. Secor

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The Motivic Economy in Nikolai Medtner's Sonata Romantica, Nellie S. Seng-Quinn

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Deciphering the Role of Gfi1b Gene Target Rgs18 in Erythro-megakaryocytic Lineage Divergence, Ananya Sengupta

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Development of New Radiolabeling Methods and Insights on Ionizing Radiation Interactions with Nanoparticles, Travis Shaffer

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Gendered Expression Online: Exploring Gendered Communication on Facebook and in a Collaborative Editing Task, Christina M. Shane-Simpson

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Richard A. Posner: A Study in Judicial Entrepreneurship, Sean J. Shannon

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The Critical Social Ecology of Student Success in Higher Education: A Transformative Mixed Methods Study of Undergraduates' Experiences and Outcomes at the City University of New York (CUNY), Leigh Shebanie McCallen

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The Regulation of the Phosphatidate Phosphatase Gene PAH1 and Its Regulatory Role on Cell Homeostasis, Goldie Libby Sherr

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Consciousness, Perception, and Short-Term Memory, Henry F. Shevlin

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Immigrants in the Sexual Revolution: Perceptions, Participation, and Belonging, The Netherlands and Denmark, 1960s-80s, Andrew D.J. Shield

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Yellow Dust Abode: The Hawley-Suski Letters, 1942-1945, Roxanne Shirazi

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Neurodevelopmental Defects Associated with Gestational Exposure to Low Levels of DBP in Mice, Françoise Sidime

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Social Ties and State Formation in Post-Soviet Central Asia, David Siegel

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“Dropouts” Drop In: Re-Visualizing the “Dropout” Stereotype, Rondi Silva

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Sustainable Molecular Gelators: Beta-D-Glucoside Derived Structuring Agents and Their Material Application, Julian R. Silverman

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Autophagy and Lipid Homeostasis in C. elegans, Melissa J. Silvestrini

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Classics and Rockefeller Center: John D. Rockefeller Jr. and the Use of Classicism in Public Space, Jared A. Simard

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Queering by Example: Sex Education in the Age of Vlogging, Zoe M. Simpson

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Synthesis and Characterization of Segmented Fluorescent Conjugated Polymers via Acyclic Diene Metathesis (ADMET), Gagandeep Singh

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A Passage from Brooklyn to Ithaca: The Sea, the City and the Body in the Poetics of Walt Whitman and C. P. Cavafy, Michael P. Skafidas

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Perceptions of Money: Relationships between Remembered Parental Rejection, Extrinsic Life Aspirations and Maladaptive Attitudes toward Money, Rebecca J. Smith

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Voicing the Other: Mock AAVE on Social Media, Hanna L. Smokoski

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Problem and Adaptive Behavior Levels in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders as Predictors of Sibling Adjustment, Hallie Solarsh

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Can People Successfully Return to Nature?, Nicholas A. Sollogub

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Cayley Graphs of Semigroups and Applications to Hashing, Bianca Sosnovski

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The Sciences of the Soul: The Emergence of Psy-sciences and the Modern State in Turkey, Kutlughan Soyubol

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Characteristics of Newly-hired Members of the New York City Police Department as Predictors of Subsequent Job Performance, Francis E. Spangenberg

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An Averaging Method for Advection-Diffusion Equations, Nicholas Spizzirri

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Sex Differences in Stress, Burnout and Coping in Emergency Medical Service Providers, Celia R. Sporer

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Discourses of "Cruelty-Free" Consumerism: PETA, The Vegan Society and Examples of Contemporary Activism, Andrea Springirth

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Community Violence, School Climate, and Social-Emotional Well-Being in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Leighann Starkey

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Effect of Temporal Onset of Mechanical Loading on Tendon to Bone Healing, Determined with a Novel In-Vivo Device, Mark E. Stasiak

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Finish Fetish: Art, Artists, and Alter Egos in Los Angeles of the 1960s, Monica Steinberg

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The Reliability and Validity of the SCAN and SCAN-C for Use with Children with Auditory Processing Disorders: A Systematic Review, Chana S. Stern

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El narrador en la ciudad dentro de la temática de los cuentos de emigración y transición puertorriqueña (1948-1968), Sandra Margarita Stern

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Transnational Indigenous Migration: Racialized Geographies and Power in Southern Highland Ecuador, Victoria Stone-Cadena

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Wet Data: The Ocean and its Negative Archive, Kendra M. Sullivan

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The Effect of Health Information Technology on Hospital Quality of Care, Ruirui Sun

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Epistemic Considerations on Extensive-Form Games, Cagil Tasdemir

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Shattered Mosaic: David Dinkins, Rudolph Giuliani, and Social and Electoral Polarization in Late-20th Century New York City, Gabriel S. Tennen

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Screening Male Crisis: A Comparative Analysis of the Alternative Coming-of-Age Motion Picture, Matthew J. Tesoro

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Schooling the Market: Venture Philanthropy, Field Building and the NewSchools Venture Fund, Gregory E. Tewksbury

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Symmetry and Interval Cycles in the Quartettos of Mario Davidovsky, Ines Thiebaut Lovelace

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Evaluating the Validity of Technology-Enhanced Educational Assessment Items and Tasks: An Empirical Approach to Studying Item Features and Scoring Rubrics., Ally Thomas

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Object Relations in Children's Projective Testing: Applying the Mutuality of Autonomy Scale to the Thematic Apperception Test, Lily A. Thom

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Autobiographical Poetry to Plays: Taking Memoir to a Theatrical Level, Ryan P. Tofil

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Between Life and Literature: The Influence of Don Quixote and Madame Bovary on Twentieth-Century Women's Fiction, Victoria Tomasulo

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Animate Impossibilities: On Asian Americanist Critique, Racialization, and the Humanities, Frances H. Tran

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Empty Metal Jacket: The Biopolitical Economy of War and Medicine, Sandra Lee Trappen

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Efficient Location Privacy In Mobile Applications, Erald Troja

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Adult Neurogenesis in Avian Auditory Cortex, Caudomedial Nidopallium (NCM): Lateralization and Effects of Statins, Shuk C. Tsoi

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Examining Relationships Between Basic Emotion Perception and Musical Training in the Prosodic, Facial, and Lexical Channels of Communication and in Music, Jamie Twaite

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The Effects of Descriptions and Images of Antecedent Stimuli and Outcomes to Correct Responses in Task Analysis Instruction, Bryan C. Tyner

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Essays in Health Economics, Aigbokhai Unuigbe

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“Über die Liebe”: Love and Sex According to Eduard Von Keyserling, Caroline Urvater

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Stress and Suicidal Behavior: A Cognitive, Behavioral, and Biological Integrative Approach, Jorge Valderrama

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Broadcasting the Crisis: Spanish Television as Critique, Eva Velasco Pena

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The Design, Fabrication and Characterization of Integrated Photoconductive Antennas for On-Chip Terahertz Wave Radiation and Detection, Ruben Dario Velasquez Rios

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Shakespeare for the Volk: Shakespeare and the Development of the Idea of German Nationhood, 1817–1867, Daniel Rockhill Siegel Venning

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Neurophysiological correlates of English vowels /I/ and /E/ in monolingual and bilingual 4 and 5-year-old children, Nancy Vidal