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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The Moduli Space of Rational Maps, Lloyd William West

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Triple Stigma in Forensic Psychiatric Patients: Mental Illness, Race, and Criminality, Michelle Leigh West

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The Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Parenting, Erin Ann Williams

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Engendering Islands: Representations of Difference in the Seventeenth-Century French Caribbean, Ashley Meredith Williard

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New Results on Randomized Matrix Computations, Jesse Lowell Wolf

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The Fengsu-Driven Practice of Sending Infants to China: The Experiences of Chinese Immigrant Mothers in New York, Kitching Rhoda Wong

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Environmental Expertise In The Age of Research: Institutional Process And Environmental Science In the American Far West, 1950-2014., Nathan D. Woods

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Actuality Or Mystifying Spectacle? War In Cinema And Electronic Gaming, Christopher Robert Workoff

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Taking the Venereal out of Venereal Disease: The Public Health Campaign Against Syphilis, 1934-1945, Erin Wuebker

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Earnings Forecast and Stock Recommendation by Security Analysts, Cunyu Xing

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Preconditioning For Matrix Computation, Xiaodong Yan

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Optimal Measurements Tasks and Their Physical Realizations, Vadim Yerokhin

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Why Do Victims Not Report?: The Influence of Police and Criminal Justice Cynicism on the Dark Figure of Crime, Seokhee Yoon

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Accurate Deterministic Solutions for the Classic Boltzmann Shock Profile, Yubei Yue

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Tales Of Language Loss And Language Maintenance: Elicited Ancestral Language Use In Lazuri-Turkish And Turkish-German Caregiver-Child Dyads During Structured Play, Peri Ozlem Yuksel-Sokmen

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The Incidence and Evolution of Palatalized Consonants in Latvian, Linda Zalite

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St. Nicholas Magazine: A Portable Art Museum, Mary Frances Zawadzki

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Diagnostic Procedures Using Radiation and Risk of Thyroid Cancer: Causal Association or Detection Bias? An Examination of Population Cancer Trends and Data from the NYC Fire Department, Rachel Zeig-Owens

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Conformational Heterogeneity and Exchange within the Junction of the Human U2-U6 snRNA Complex Measured by 19F NMR Spectroscopy, Caijie Zhao

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Disorder Effects in Charge Transport and Spin Response of Topological Insulators, Lukas Zhonghua Zhao

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Synthesis and Characterization of a Novel Polyacetal & Design and Preparation of Superhydrophobic Photocatalytic Surfaces, Yuanyuan Zhao

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Essays on The Economics of Aging, Zhendong Zhao

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Some Bernstein Type Results of Graphical Self-Shrinkers with High Codimension in Euclidean Space, Hengyu Zhou

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Auditor Size And Audit Quality: A Partner-Level Perspective, Yu Zhou

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Using multiconformation continuum electrostatics model for pKa and proton transfer pathway calculations in protein, Xuyu Zhu

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Seismic Fragility Analysis for Highway Bridges with Consideration of Soil-Structure Interaction and Deterioration, Xin Zong

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The Limits of Liberalism: France, The Veil, and Public Schools, Eleanor Doris Zupancic

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Essays on the Economics and Methodology of Social Mobility, Benjamin Zweig

Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 2014

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Cologne Carnival's "Alternative" Stunksitzung: Carnivalization? Meta-Carnival? Or Bakhtinian Restoration?, Erik Abbott

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Infrastructure, Production, and Archive: American and Japanese Video Art Production of 1960s and 1970s, Ann Atsuko Adachi

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The Amphibious Public: A historical geography of municipal swimming and bathing New York City, 1870 - 2013, Naomi Miriam Adiv

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Chemistry of 6-Monobrominated Indigo, MBI, Hiroko Ajiki

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Nickel-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions involving secondary and tertiary alkyl nucleophiles, Amruta Ajit Joshi

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The Music and Multiple Identities of Kurdish Alevis from Turkey in Germany, Ozan Aksoy

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Studies in Volatility, Nazli Sila Alan

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Scheduling And Resource Allocation In Wireless Sensor Networks, Yosef Alayev

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Ridiculous Geographies: Mapping the Theatre of the Ridiculous as Radical Aesthetic, Kelly Aliano

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Marvel Comics and New York Stories: Anti-Heroes and Street Level Vigilantes Daredevil and The Punisher, Jesse Allen

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Formative Assessment Through Written Feedback: Examining Elementary School Teachers' Written Feedback Beliefs and Practices, and the Effect of Models on Written Feedback, Caterina Almendral

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Effects of Phonological Neighborhood Density on Lexical Access in Adults and Children with and without Specific Language Impairment, Diana Almodovar

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Latinas Converting to Islam in New York: Habitus’ influence in modern identity formation, Amalia Alonzo

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Synthesis of Biologically Important C-glycosides from Simple C-glycosyl Alkenes, Ahmad Sabri Altiti

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The Developmental Trajectory of Contour Integration in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Ted S. Altschuler

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Computational Insights Into The Oxygen Evolving Complex Of Photosystem ΙΙ, Muhamed Amin

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For Love and for Justice: Narratives of Lesbian Activism, Kelly Anderson

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Supraspinal And Spinal Mechanisms Of Morphine-Induced Hyperalgesia, Caroline A. Arout

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An algorithmic approach to the differential Galois theory of second-order linear differential equations with differential parameters, Carlos Eduardo Arreche Aguayo

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Corticospinal Integration in Healthy Humans, Amanda Asmar, Leandra Manfredini, Kerri McLean, and Christina Scannapieco

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Diaspora As Development Actors: A Source Of Human And Social Capital For Local Development In Turkey, Meryem Senay Ataselim

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An Equine-Facilitated Prison-Based Program: Human-Horse Relations And Effects On Inmate Emotions And Behaviors, Keren Bachi

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Conformational features of the human U2-U6 snRNA complex, Ravichandra Bachu

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Women in Foreclosure: Social Reproduction & Mortgage Strain in the Subprime Era, Amy Baker

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Interactions of Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factors and 3' Untranslated Region of Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus Mrna During Protein Synthesis: A Study of Equilibrium Binding, Kinetics and Thermodynamics, Bidisha Banerjee

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Attention shapes our expectations and perceptions: The neural mechanisms of top-down attention during adulthood and development, Snigdha Banerjee

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Reclaiming Space: Buildings in Modernist Literature and Film, Sreenjaya Ria Banerjee

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Minorities' Perceptions of Minority-White Biracials: The Role of Identification for Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Responses, Sabrica Barnett

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Benefit and Quality of Life Improvement in Older Adult Cochlear Implant Recipients: A Review of the Literature, Theresa Bartoldus

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Don't Push Me Over the (Knowl)Edge: The Social Correlates of Latino High School Dropouts, Robert Charles Baskerville

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A Behavioral and Biopsychological Investigation of the Role of the Illusion of Control and Perseverative Chasing Between Problem and Non-problem Gamblers, Brett Evan Bauchner

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Sovereign Debt and Tax Collection Dynamics in Argentina, Kyle Royal Bauser

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Examining the association of medication complexity with health-related quality of life in older adults receiving community-based long term services and supports, Claudia Ann Beck

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Cortical Modulation of Spinal Reflexes in Healthy Humans, Caitlin Bedell, Joseph Capogrosso, Kristin Thomas, and Charlotte Westmoreland

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Consonantal voicing effects on vowel duration in Italian-English bilinguals, Ylana Beller-Marino

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Evolution And Ethics, Franklin Roy Bennett

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Policy Partners in the Neoliberal Age: Corresponding School and Prison Reforms Since 1970, Jeremy Paul Benson

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Dominican Gaga Music and Dance: The Remaking of a Spiritual Performance in the City of New York, Marimer Berberena

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Clinical Implications of Binaural Interference: A Systematic Review of the Literature, Michael Bergen

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A Comparison of Vocabulary Learning From Joint Reading of Narrative and Informational Books With Dual Language Learner Children, Deborah Bergman Deitcher

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Nomadic Impulses, De-centered Bodies: Female Agency and Corporeality in the Cinema of French and Francophone Women Directors (1962-2007), Viral Bhatt

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Bureaupathology and Organizational Fraud Prevention: Case Studies of Fraud Hotlines, Chelsea Ann Binns

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Straight Record and The Paper Trail: From Depression Reporters to Foreign Correspondents, Magdalena Bogacka-Rode

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Candida Albicans Als5p Amyloid In Host-Microbe Interactions: A Ceanorhabditis Elegans Study, Michael Bois

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Message Passing Techniques For Statistical Physics And Optimization In Complex Systems, Lin Bo

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The Interchange of Plain Velar and Aspirate in Kronos/Chronos: A Case for Etymological Equivalence, Roberto Peter Bongiovanni

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Manuel de la Cruz Gonzalez: Transnationalism and the Development of Modern Art in Costa Rica, Lauran Bonilla-Merchav

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A Chant of Dilation: Walt Whitman, Phrenology, and the Language of the Mind, Anton Borst

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The Effects of Fiscal Policy on Savings and Investment, Andrew A. Bossie

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The Relationship of Nursing Career Perception Congruence and Perceived Social Support on Hispanic Middle School Female Nursing Career Choice, Karen Vicino Bourgeois

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Ecology of Terrorism: Cross-National Comparison of Terrorist Attacks, Katharine A. Boyd

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The Long-Term Effects of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) Combined with Complex Decongestive Therapy (CDT) in the Treatment of Breast Cancer Lymphedema: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study, Olivia Bramlett, Igor Daysudov, Toshi Odaira, and Bethany Rodriguez

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The Influence of Pseudo-relatives on Attachment Preferences in Spanish, David Branco-Moreno

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The Neurodevelopment Of Basic Sensory Processing And Integration In Autism Spectrum Disorder, Alice Brown Brandwein

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For Right and Might: The Militarization of the Cold War and the Remaking of American Democracy, Michael Brenes

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Between sites: Critical convergences at the personal, interpersonal, and institutional levels in a service learning course, Kendra Rashaun Brewster

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Historical Relationships between Land Elevation and Socioeconomic Status in New York City: A Mixed Methods GIS Approach, Jennifer Brisbane

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Comparing NMES Stimulation Intensity at Various Lengths of the Tibialis Anterior, Brent Brookbush, Maya Hakami, Jennifer Wolff, and Amy Zelin

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Financial Reporting Differences and Debt Contracting, Anna B. Brown

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Collective Memory, Women's Identity and the Church, Jo Ana Elise Brown

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Politics as a Sphere of Wealth Accumulation: Cases of Gilded Age New York, 1855-1888, Jeffrey D. Broxmeyer

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The Vastness of Small Spaces: Self-Portraits of the Artist as a Child Enclosed, Matthew John Burgess

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The New Deal in Puerto Rico: Public Works, Public Health, and the Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration, 1935-1955, Geoff G. Burrows

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The Fight Over John Q: How Labor Won and Lost the Public in Postwar America, 1947-1959, Rachel Burstein

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Property Enhancements of Dielectric Nanoparticles via Surface Functionalization, Andrew Byro

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Characterization of wide band gap semiconductors and multiferroic materials, Bo Cai

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Dynamics and Manipulation of Nanomagnets, Liufei Cai

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Transformative Science Education Through Action Research And Self-Study Practices, Olga Calderon

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A Parent at War and the "Invisible Wounds" They Carry Home: PTSD in Military Veterans and a Review of Psychosocial Family System Challenges, Melina Sofia Calle

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The Gawain-Poet and the Textual Environment of Fourteenth-Century English Anticlericalism, Ethan Campbell

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"If She Can Do It, So Can I": An Ethnography of a Supportive Living Environment for Women in the Criminal Justice System and their Children, Regina Cardaci

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Child Development Theory as a Mediator of Novice Teachers' Ethnotheories to Increase Learning and Justice in the Classroom, Nancy Michele Cardwell