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 2015

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Three Essays on The Cost of Debt Capital, Katarzyna Nelicka Platt

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Social Epistemology and the Project of Mapping Science, Kamili Posey

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The Pulitzer Prize and Women: An Investigation into Three Decades of Winning Plays by Female Dramatists (1981-2009), Kathleen Potts

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Is cue-based memory retrieval 'good-enough'?: Agreement, comprehension, and implicit prosody in native and bilingual speakers of English, Elizabeth Pratt

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Ordering and topological defects in solids with quenched randomness, Thomas Chapman Proctor

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Blazing New Paths From Ancient Footprints: Enactment Of Mexican Traditional Dance And Music (folklórico) In A New York Urban Community Of Early Childhood Learners, Pamela Proscia

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Relationship of Students' Spelling Gains to Teacher Knowledge and Teacher Practice, Alison Puliatte

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Cationic amphiphilic synthetic macromolecules with superior antibacterial activity, Ashish Punia

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Development of Functional Interactions Among Cortical and Trabecular Traits During Growth of the Lumbar Vertebral Body, Melissa Ramcharan

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Traumatic Brain Injuries among adolescent inmates in Rikers Island, NYC Jail: A mixed methods study, Cassandra Ramdath

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Income Inequality And Vulnerabiility To Flood Hazard In Brazil, Rebecca Rasch

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Interleukin-1 (IL-1) as a potential contributor to the pathophysiology of Alzheimer's Disease, Sara Nicole Resch

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On Polynomial Roots Approximation Via Dominant Eigenspaces And Isolation Of Real Roots, Omar Ivan Retamoso Urbano

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Juror Target Monitoring Errors in Multiple Defendant Trials, Lindsey M. Rhead

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Attitudes of Normal Hearing Listeners Towards Personal Sound Amplification Products: Etymotic Bean, Jennifer Rhoades

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The American Aspasia: The Woman Lecturer in American Women's Rights Fiction, 1839-1915, Angela Ridinger-Dotterman

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On String Topology Operations and Algebraic Structures on Hochschild Complexes, Manuel Rivera

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Confronting Moral and Literary Perspectives in 'La fuerza de la sangre', José Nayar Rivera Méndez

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Manifestation of Humanity and Humanism in Czechoslovak Cinema 1949-1953, Selma Rockova

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Pedro de Ursúa, Francisco César y Sir Francis Drake tras los tesoros de la Nueva Granada: en Noticias historiales de las conquistas de Tierra Firme en las Indias Occidentales., Astrid Roldán

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Creando barrios. Vecindarios, cine y poesia. La concepcion del espacio urbano en Espana. 1970-1985., Magdalena Romero Cordoba

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Obstruent Voicing and Tone in Siklis Gurung, Danielle Ronkos

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The Journal Of Mother Studies: A Peer Reviewed, International, Interdisciplinary, Open-Acess, Digital Humanities Hybrid Project, Martha Joy Rose

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Exploring Chromatin-bound MDM2 Functions in Compromised Transcriptional Regulation of p53 Target Genes, Melissa Rosso

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Reframing Romantic Nature: Towards a Social Ecocriticism, Matthew Rowney

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Common-Tone Preserving Contextual Inversions in the Music of Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Jessica Rudman

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Pimps of Harlem: Talk of Labor and the Sociology of Risk, Amber Horning Ruf

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Eastern Tropical Pacific Climate And El Niño Variability During The Past Millennium, Gerald Thomas Rustic

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Undocumented Youth Living Between the Lines: Urban Governance, Social Policy, and the Boundaries of Legality in New York City and Paris, Stephen P. Ruszczyk

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The Literary Legacy of The Federal Writers' Project, Sara Rendene Rutkowski

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Locke's "God" Problem: Predicating God and Liberty Amid the Secularizing Effect of "Uneasiness", Kathleen M. Ryan

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Changing Identities in a Changing Land: The Romanization of the British Landscape, Thomas Ryan

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Systematics and Biogeography of Orthaea Kloztsch (Ericaceae: Vaccinieae), Nelson Salinas

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The Print Portfolio and the Bourgeoisie in Fin-de-Siècle Paris, Britany Lane Salsbury

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Mothers' Mental Health Evaluations in Foster Care Practice: A Social Constructionist, Qualitative Data-Mining Study, Michelle Salvaggio

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Right to Land and the Rule of Law: Infrastructure, Urbanization and Resistance in India, Preeti Sampat

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Generalized Event Representation in Pre-School Children with Mild- to High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Children with Cognitive and Linguistic Delays (CLD), Tashana S. Samuel

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The Finales of Robert Shumann's Piano Sonatas and Fantasie, Emiko Sato

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Before Addiction: The Medical History of Alcoholism in Nineteenth-Century France, Lauren Saxton

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Successful Implementation Of Solution-Based Casework; A Child Welfare Casework Practice Model?, Naomi Weisel Schear

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Risk factors and costs influencing hospitalizations due to heat-related illnesses: patterns of hospitalization, Michael T. Schmeltz

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Self-Esteem as a Predictor of Posttraumatic Growth and Adaptation among Maltreated Early Adolescents, Hadar Schwartz

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Foreign Direct Investment and the Chinese Economy: Theory and Impact, Gerasimos Seriatos

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Quantum State Discrimination and Quantum Cloning: Optimization and Implementation, Andi Shehu

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The Archdiocese Of New York: Transition From Urban Powerhouse To Suburban Institution, 1950-2000 A Case Study, Henry A. Sheinkopf

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Label-free Detection of Cancer Cells with Polysilicon Sensor Chips and Biomolecule-assisted Synthesis of Shape-controlled Nanoparticles, Menglu Shi

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Essays on the Economic Analysis of Transportation Systems, Hyoungsuk Shim

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Ecological Aspects of the Music of John Luther Adams, David Arie Shimoni

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Effect of the New York City Overdose Prevention Program on Unintentional Heroin-related Overdose Death, 2000-2012, Anne Elizabeth Siegler

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Poetry And The Arab Spring, George A. Simon

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Using a Multisystemic Approach to Examine Youth Risky Sexual Attitudes and Behavior, Chamane Melissa Simpson

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What Condoms Can't Cover: Do structural factors predispose Black, African American, and Latina/o Adults in Harlem and the South Bronx to Engaging in HIV Sex Risk Behaviors?, Fabienne Snowden

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Modern Era Centaur: the Fusion of Art and Religion, Isabel Sobral Campos

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The Three-Quarter House: A Product of The Neoliberal City, Paulette Soltani

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Essays in Health Economics of Cigarette Consumption, Yan Song

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Pagh-Paan's No-ul: Korean identity formation as synthesis of Eastern and Western Music, Ji Hyun Son

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Nuclear Pore Protein Nup211 Is Essential for Cell Cycle Progression and Cell Shape Maintenance in Fission Yeast, Ayisha R. Sookdeo

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Assumptions underlying behavioral linkage revisited: A multidimensional approach to ascertaining individual differentiation and consistency in serial rape, Marina Sorochinski

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A Cognitive-Based Indicator of Deviant Sexual Arousal: Concurrent Validation of the Emotional Stroop, Ashley H. Spada

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Content Analysis Of Applied Learning From High FIdelity Patient Simulation Orientation to Critical Care, Patricia M. Span

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Learning to Write without Writing: Using Conditional Discrimination Training to Establish an Expressive Repertoire, John Spear

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The Importance of Bioacoustics for Dolphin Welfare: Soundscape Characterization with Implications for Management, Heather Ruth Spence

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The intrinsic and synaptic properties of inverted pyramidal cells within the neocortex, Robert Michael Steger

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Investigation of the Effects of Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels on Youth and Adult Smoking Behavior in Southeast Asia, Jessica Brooke Steier

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Learning Functional Prepositions, John Stewart

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Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (The Irish Musicians' Association) and the Politics of Musical Community in Irish Traditional Music, Lauren Weintraub Stoebel

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Errant Memory in African American Literature of the Long Nineteenth Century, Tristan Alexander Striker

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The Impact of Bank Relationships on Corporate and Investment Decisions, Chih-Huei (Debby) Su

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Education as a Site for Ethical Transformation and Activism, Lindsay Sudeikis

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Who Stole the Daedalen Statue? Mythographic Humor in Ancient Greek Comedy, Alan Grau Sumler

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Effects of Aerosol on Cloud Water Path: Statistical Method a Potential Source for Divergence in Observation-based Correlative Studies, Ousmane Sy Savane

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Explicit Solutions of Imaginary Quadratic Norm Equations, Sandra Sze

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Equations over hyperbolic groups, Alexander Kai-Chi Taam

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The Ecology of School Readiness, Miriam Beth Tager

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Performing Blackness in a Mulatto Society: Negotiating Racial Identity through Music in the Dominican Republic, Angelina Maria Tallaj-García

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A Light in the Darkness: Argentinian Photography During the Military Dictatorship (1976-1983), Ana Tallone

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Senescent Changes in Orientation, Frequency, and 3-D Slant and Shape Perception, Danny Tam

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On the Midnight Train to Georgia: Afro-Caribbeans and the New Great Migration to Atlanta, LaToya Asantelle Tavernier

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Policy Implications of a Predictive Validity Study of the Specialized High School Admissions Test at Three Elite New York City High Schools, Jonathan James Taylor

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The Insulin/IGF Signaling Regulator Cytohesin/GRP-1 Modulates Sensitivity to Excitotoxicity in C. elegans, Nazila Tehrani

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The Architecture of Nineteenth-Century Cuban Sugar Mills: Creole Power and African Resistance in Late Colonial Cuba, Lorena Tezanos Toral

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Organizing Against Discrimination: The Chinese Hand Laundrymen Historical Niche and Ethnic Solidarity in America, Johnny Thach

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Arab-American Lives In New York City: the Value Of Creative Non-Fiction Journalism To The Social Sciences, Sofie F. Tholl

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Resettling the City? Settler Colonialism, Neoliberalism, and Urban Land in Winnipeg, Canada, Owen Toews

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The Labyrinths of Venice: Environment and Identity in Anna Pavignano's Novel "Venezia, un sogno" and Other Works in Literature and Film, Viviana Torrero

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Where's the Staying Power? Factors Influencing Dropping Out Among Black Students, Judy Touzin

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Phylogeography of Southeast Asian flying foxes (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae: Pteropus), Susan Man Shu Tsang

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Chinese-American Young Adult Children's Perception of Parental Psychological and Behavioral Control And its Impact on Their Emotional And Social Well-being, Wan-Hai Tseng

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The Effect of Retention Interval on Temporal Control of Responding in Rats on the Peak Interval Procedure, Catherine Tsiris

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Problems, Puzzles, and Paradoxes for a Moral Psychology of Fiction, Katherine Tullmann

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Imperial Priests and Martyrs: Pretexts for State Violence and Religious Change in France, 1848-1871, Benjamin Tyner

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Working Memory Deficits and Emotion Dysregulation in Youth with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Understanding Relationships and Treatment Implications, Jodi Zehava Uderman

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Characterizing Migratory Signaling Pathways Of Transplantable Retinal Progenitor Cells And Photoreceptor Precursor Cells Toward Restoration Of Degenerative Retina ' A Systems Biology Approach, Uchenna John Unachukwu

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Representation without Thought: Confusion, Reference, and Communication, Elmar Geir Unnsteinsson

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Matrix Stiffness Regulates Glial Cell Morphology and Differentiation, Mateusz M. Urbanski

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Siento una Flauta: Improvisational Idiom, Style, and Performance Practice of Charanga Flutists in New York from 1960 to 2000, Jessica Lynne Valiente

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Attention in HIV, Kathleen Marie Van Dyk

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Francisco da Costa y su Cancionero. Lirica y dramaturgia desde el exilio africano en el contexto de la unión ibérica., Vasiliki Velliou

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Attitudes of Normal Hearing Listeners Towards Personal Sound Amplification Products: Sound World Solutions CS50, Marisa Viets

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Geometric Separation and Packing Problems, Ivo Vigan