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 2015

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Systematic studies of Elaphoglossum section Polytrichia (Dryopteridaceae), Fernando Bittencourt de Matos

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Counting Restricted Integer Partitions, David Dakota Blair

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Investigating the Effects of Combining Treadmill Training with Trans-spinal Direct Current Stimulation on Motor Skill Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury, Jennifer Blake, Rebecca Bullen, Jeremy Pahl, and Samantha Scicchigno

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English Negative Concord, Negative Polarity, and Double Negation, Frances Kathleen Blanchette

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Techniques for Automatic Normalization of Orthographically Variant Yiddish Texts, Yakov Peretz Blum

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American Dreamer: First-Time Homeownership and the Affective Geographies of Dwelling, Stephen Boatright

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The Philosophical Side of Contemporary Art Forms, Kristina Bodetti

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Institutionalizing Colonial Identity: A Case Study On The Indian Partition, Jamie Bodine

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Population genomic inference of ecology, conservation, evolution, and demographic history of Atlantic seahorses and pipefishes (Syngnathidae), Joel Thomas Boehm

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The Myth of the Unteachable: Youth, Race and the Capacity of Alternative Pedagogy, Cathy R. Borck

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Modernity, Parallel Editing, and the Flâneuse: Examining the White Slave Narrative in Early and Contemporary American Cinema, Alex W. Bordino

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José White Laffita (1835-1918): A Biography And A Study Of His Six Études, Op. 13, Yavet Boyadjiev

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Blessed Disruption: Culture and Urban Space in a European Church Planting Network, John D. Boy

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L'Harmonie révée: An Analysis of Henri Pousseur's 'Votre Faust' And 'Les litanies d'Icare', Andre Rene Bregegere

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Social-Ecological Resilience in the Viking-Age to Early-Medieval Faroe Islands, Seth Brewington

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Some applications of noncommutative groups and semigroups to information security, Lisa Bromberg

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Factors that Affect Treatment Compliance among Individuals with Mental Illness, Marsha Brown

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On the Fringe of Italian Fascism: An Examination of the Relationship between Vinicio Paladini and the Soviet Avant-Garde, Christina Brungardt

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Leveraging Capacity: Technical Solutions to Hunger in the Era of Neoliberalism, Elizabeth Perry Bullock

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The Sadistic Reader: Gender and the Pleasures of Violence in the Novel, Pamela Burger

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Let The Record Show: Mapping Queer Art and Activism in New York City, 1986-1995, Tara Jean-Kelly Burk

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Maude I. Kerns: Overlapping Interpretations Of Art And Pedagogy In The Northwest And Along The Pacific Coast, 1890–1932, Mary Helen Burnham

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The 1935 Labor Rebellions and the Politics of African-Indian Solidarity in British Guiana, Nicole Burrowes

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The Medicalization of Stress: Hans Selye and the Transformation of the Postwar Medical Marketplace, Vanessa L. Burrows

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Theory Development and Pilot Testing of a New Survey Instrument on Usability by Older Adults, Meriam Caboral-Stevens

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Data Monitoring and Analysis in Wireless Networks, Yongjie Cai

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An Electromyographic Comparison of the Functional Performance of the Gluteus Maximus Muscle in Prolonged Sitting Versus Standing Populations, Kerry Campagnola, Giusi Gerbino, Erica Johnson, and Adrienne O’Keefe

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Quadratic Discriminant Analysis Revisited, Wenbo Cao

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The emergence of L1 innovations in Spanish-English bilinguals: Evidence from cross-linguistic structural priming, Agustina Carando

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Force to change large cardinal strength, Erin Kathryn Carmody

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Choosing To Learn In Two Languages: Why Non-Latino, English-Speaking Families Select Spanish/english Dual Language Bilingual Programs, Kathryn Louise Carpenter

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The Influence of Forward Head Posture on Suprahyoid Activity During Oropharyngeal Swallowing: A Surface Electromyographic Analysis, Brianne Carroll, Sierra Hunt, Katherine Sheeleigh, and Mark Wnukowski

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Algorithmic properties of poly-Z groups and secret sharing using non-commutative groups, Bren Cavallo

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The Development Of The Eu's Counter Terrorism Policies In The Post 9/11 Era, Sinem Cevik

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Ecomusicology: back to the roots of sound/music and environmental sustainability, Tiffany Challe

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Chinese Hereditary Mathematician Families of the Astronomical Bureau, 1620-1850, Ping-Ying Chang

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Contemporary Art and Internationalism at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1952-1988, Rachel Chatalbash

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Control of Cell Cycle Progression by mTOR, Amrita Chatterjee

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Exploring Antecedents, Performance Outcomes And Psychological Processes Of Multi-Device Use, Chi-Wen Chen

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Essays On Real Estate Investment Trusts, Jiajin Chen

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Integrating phylogenomics, biogeography and systematics to explore the taxonomy and the rise of the ratsnakes, Xin Chen

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Knowledge Discovery and Prediction Modeling of Protein-Drug Binding Kinetic by Integrating Machine Learning, Normal Mode Analysis and Molecular Dynamics Simulation, See Hong Chiu

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All Consuming Self-Destructiveness: Images Of Female Attractiveness In Fashion Advertising And The Impact On Women's Body Satisfaction, Self-Presentations On Social Networks, And Beauty-Related Consumption Behavior, Maria Christoforou

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Use of the Modified Emotional Stroop Task to Detect Suicide Risk in College Students, Yeunjoo Chung

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The Role of Perineuronal Nets in Regulating Barrel Cortex Physiology, Philip Chu

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The Relationship Between Maternal Depression And Negative Outcomes In Children: Parenting Deficits' Impact On Children's Emotional Regulation And Behavioral Expression, Gabrielle Francesca Cione

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Three Essays on Income and Wealth Inequality, Damir Cosic

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Teaching Community College Students Strategies For Learning Unknown Words As They Read Expository Text, Leslie Craigo

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Memory And Moderation: The Imperial Image Of Augustus And Its Perception Among Later Authors, Frank Joseph Cretella

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Sexual Victimization, Disclosure, and Accountability: Organizational Responses of the Boy Scouts of America to Child Sexual Abuse, Michelle Anne Cubellis

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The Spark That Lit the Flame: The Creation, Deployment, and Deconstruction of the Story of Mohammed Bouazizi and the Arab Spring, Elizabeth Ann Cummings

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Saving Moral Realism: Against Blackburn's Projectivism, Paul James Cummins

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The Symbiosis Between Villa-Lobos's Carnaval Das Crianças And Momoprecoce: A Comparative Study, Vanessa Rodrigues Cunha

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Tonic And Phasic Inhibitory Mechanisms Mediating Sensorimotor Decision-Making In The Goldfish Auditory Startle Circuit, Paul C.P. Curtin

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Policy Advocacy and the Performance of Muslim American Identity, Emily Cury

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Assessment of Physical Performance in Adolescents of Varying Body Weight, Nicholas Dalonzo, Nicole Liquori, and Nicole Savarese

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The Ones Left Behind: MAKING THE CONNECTION BETWEEN POVERTY AND THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP, Audrey Davis

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"Managers" in the Classroom: The Impact of Classroom Management Coursework in Teacher Education Programs, Jonathan Ryan Davis

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The Heterotopia of Flight: Resisting the Domestic, Sarah Elizabeth Davis

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Improving Investigative Interviews: Facilitating Disclosure of Information through Implicit Means, Evan Crawford Dawson

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Los Grupos and the Art of Intervention in 1960s and 1970s Mexico, Arden Decker

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Dancer Performance on the Lower Quarter Y Balance Test: A Longitudinal Study, Megan DeHey, Kelly Kaems, Molly Saunders, and Gabrielle Schneider

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Wh-Question Processing in Children with Cochlear Implants, Zarabeth Waldman DeLuca

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The Contributions of Earl "Bud" Powell to the Modern Jazz Style, David Joseph DeMotta

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Zirconium-89: Radiochemistry and Ligand Development toward Improved PET Applications, Melissa Ann Deri

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Child Abductors Who Have Killed Their Victims: A Theoretical Approach to Spatial Analysis, Tonya M. DeSa

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Growth and Characterization of Type-II Submonolayer ZnCdTe/ZnCdSe Quantum Dot Superlattices for Efficient Intermediate Band Solar Cells, Siddharth Dhomkar

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Neoliberal Dystopias: Postmodern Aesthetics and a Modern Ethic in Four Pairs of Plays by Argentine and Irish Playwrights (1990-2003), Noelia Diaz

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Consuming Poverty: The Unexpected Politics of Food Aid in an Era of Austerity, Maggie Dickinson

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Traumatic Familiarity: Fictions and Theories of Community in the Eighteenth Century, Andrew Scott Dicus

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A Static and Dynamic Investigation of Quantum Nonlinear Transport in Highly Dense and Mobile 2D Electron Systems, Scott A. Dietrich

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Essays On Spatial Econometrics: Estimation Methods And Applications, Osman Dogan

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Art as Communication: Employing Gricean Principles of Communication as a Model for Art Appreciation, Melissa June Dolese

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Towards the Total Synthesis of (+/-)-Gephyrotoxin 287C, Maciej E. Domaradzki

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The Relationship between Social-Emotional Development, Academic Achievement and Parenting Practices in Young Children who Attend Head Start, Emily A. A. Dow

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More Than Objects: Understanding Female Slaves in Barbados in the Early Modern Period, Phoebe Martine Downes

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The Inconstancy of Bodies: Yvonne Meier's Works, 1985 ' 2012, Lindsey Ann Drury

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3D Scene Reconstruction with Micro-Aerial Vehicles and Mobile Devices, Ivan Dryanovski

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Lost in Translation: Regressive Femininity in American J-Horror Remakes, Matthew Ducca

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Voices From On High: Rhetorical Education in a Jewish Women's Writing Center, Andrea Rosso Efthymiou

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The Reciprocal Relationship Among Object Relations, Attention, and Language in a Sample of School-Aged Children, Katherine Ann Eiges

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Archiving the City: A Guide to the Art of Urban Interventions, Olatokunbo Adeola Enigbokan

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Essays in the Theory and Practice of the Suzuki Method, Kara Eubanks

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An Examination Of The Effect Of Vision-Related Factors And Availability Of Health Care Resources On Depression, Functional Status, And Falls Among New York City Senior Center Attendees, Lauren Evans

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De Novo Design And Engineering Of Functional Metal And Porphyrin-Binding Protein Domains, Bernard Howard Everson

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Novel Approaches for the Performance Enhancement of Cognitive Radio Networks, Kenneth Ugonna Ezirim

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Housing and the Environment: Smoking Triggers and Tobacco Smoke Exposure, Shannon Farley

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Getting Out of the Ghetto: Harm Reduction, Drug User Health, and the Transformation of Social Policy in New York, Rachel Faulkner-Gurstein

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The Theoretical and Psychological Foundations of Care in Environmental Ethics, Rachel Fedock

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Revisting the Domestic Labor Debate: Toward a Critique of Workerist Feminism, Alice Feng

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Densidad léxica en la prensa hispana de EE.UU. e Hispanoamérica: Un estudio comparativo, Luana Ferreira

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Held And Dropped: A Study Of Metaphor And Subjective Experience In A Psychoanalytic Treatment, Alison Michele Ferst

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Neural Mechanisms Underlying the Perception of Three-Dimensional Shape from Texture: Adaptation and Aftereffects, Carole Filangieri

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Massey Products in String Topology, Aron Fischer

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Use of the Bioness L300® Functional Electrical Stimulator in Acute Stroke Rehabilitation, Christine Flanigan, Colleen M. Martinez, Beth N. Terranova, and Nicholas Wildi

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Beauty Practices Among Latinas: The Impact of Acculturation, Skin Color and Sex Roles, Angelica Flores

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Growing Up Online: Identity, Development and Agency in Networked Girlhoods, Claire M. Fontaine

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Pseudomonas Bacteriophage Phi6 as a Model for Virus Emergence, Brian Elwood Ford

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The holomorphic couch theorem, Maxime Fortier Bourque

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Prosodic Boundary Effects on Syntactic Disambiguation in Children with Cochlear Implants, and in Normal Hearing Adults and Children, Talita Maria Fortunato