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 2016

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The Lived Experience of Fathers with Advanced Cancer, Maria Mowassee

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"A return to reality": Mark Hansen's Metaphysics: Towards a New Relationality of Twenty-first-century Media, Sandra Moyano Ariza

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The Transatlantic Oarsmen Cooperative: Doubling Down on a Transatlantic Financial Regulatory Regime, Joselyn Muhleisen

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The Hermeneutics of International Trade Conflicts: U.S. Punitive Trade Policy Towards China and Japan, Barry F. Murdaco

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Neither a Slave nor a King: The Antislavery Project and the Origins of the American Sectional Crisis, 1820-1848, Joseph T. Murphy

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Il dilemma del prigioniero. Luciano Bianciardi e il disincanto del moderno, Ilaria Muzzi

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Comparative Population Genomics and Speciation of Snakes Across the North American Deserts, Edward A. Myers

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An Exploration of Target Event Encoding in a Predictive Learning Task with Humans: Integrated or Separable Processing?, Natasha B. Nadler

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Integral Theory, Positive Psychology, and Sacred Texts of the World: A New Philosophy of Education for the 21St Century, Muhammad Naeem

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Selling National Security: Journalism, Political Actors, and the Marketing of Counterterrorism Policy, Nicole M. Napolitano

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Using the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey, Restricted File Version, to Identify Factors Associated with the Intent for African American Math Teachers to Turnover, Bisola Neil

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Power and Proximity: The Politics of State Secession, Elizabeth A. Nelson

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Exploring Sewage Sludge/Fish Waste-Based Materials As Adsorbents Of Pharmaceuticals From Water Phase, Lilja Nielsen

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Mechanotransduction Modulates the Effect of Mechanical Forces (Fluid Shear Stress and Cyclic Strain) on Embryonic Stem Cell Differentiation Toward Vascular Endothelial Cells, Maria Nikmanesh

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Speech-recognition Outcomes in Older Adults with Cochlear Implants: A Systematic Review, Jennie Noska

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Essays in Labor and Development Economics, Stephen Daniel O'Connell

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Looking For Leverage: Strategic Resources, Contentious Bargaining, and US-African Security Cooperation, Sobukwe O. Odinga

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Understanding the Glass Cliff Effect: Why Are Female Leaders Being Pushed Toward the Edge?, Yael S. Oelbaum

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The Effects of Globalization on an Emerging Economy: The Case of South Africa, Oluwasheyi S. Oladipo

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The Remedy That's Killing: CUNY, LaGuardia, and The Fight for Better Math Policy, Rachel A. Oppenheimer

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Towards Collaboration Between Lawyers and Social Workers: A Content Analysis of Joint Degree Programs, Ifem E. Orji

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Re-framing Informal Family Caregiving, Magdalena T. Ornstein-Sloan

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Help-Seeking Latina Victims of Domestic Violence and the Programs That Serve Them in New York City, Yolanda Ortiz-Rodriguez

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Let Fall: Hysteria and the Psychoanalytic Act, Matthew W. Oyer

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Bullying Prevention in New York City Public Schools: School Safety Agents' Perceptions of Their Roles, Gabriel R. Paez

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Classical Transport in Disordered Systems, Antonios Papaioannou

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Language-Mixing in Discourse in Bilingual Individuals with Non-Fluent Aphasia, Avanthi Paplikar

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A Geometric Model of Twisted Differential K-theory, Byung Do Park

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Value Congruence and Unethical Decision-Making: The Dark Side of Person-Organization Fit, Chad C. Parson

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Some 2-Categorical Aspects in Physics, Arthur Parzygnat

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Psychological Perspectives on the Under-Representation of African Americans and Females in Entrepreneurship: The Relationship between Perceptions of Fit and Intentions to Leave, Rachel Pascall-Gonzalez

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Phylogeny, Systematics and Biogeography of Short-Tailed Opossums (Didelphidae: Monodelphis), Silvia E. Pavan

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The Context of Alkmeonid Inscriptions and Monuments: A Catalogue of Material and Literary Evidence for the Alkmeonidai, Cameron G. Pearson

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Talk Shows and Language Attitudes: A Sociolinguistic Investigation of Language Attitudes Towards Taiwan Mandarin Among Chinese Mainlanders, Chun-Yi Peng

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NMR Studies of Electrochemical Energy Storage Materials, Jing Peng

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Interaction of Spliceosomal U2 snRNP Protein p14 with Its Branch Site RNA Target, William Perea Vargas

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Ways of Thinking about Illness Representations of Cancer, Ian Zachary Pervil

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Seeing and Perceptual Content, Ben S. Phillips

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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