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).

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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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Apple picking: The rise of electronic device thefts in Boston subways, Kendra Gentry

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The Hall of Fame for Great Americans: The Evolution of a Forgotten Memorial, Sheila Gerami

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Network Modeling of the Mental Lexicon: Phonological Links Within and Between Communities, Jennifer Anne Gerometta

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Three Potential Mediators of the Effects of Child Abuse and Neglect on Smoking in Middle Adulthood, Miriam Ghirmay

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A Man to Preserve or Reform the Nation: Masculinity as Political Rhetoric in English Novels during the Revolution Controversy, Janne Burger Gillespie

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The Immigration Experience Among Elderly Egyptian Immigrants In The United States, Ihab Girgis

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Effectiveness of a Partial Read-Aloud Test Accommodation to Assess Reading Comprehension in Students with a Reading Disability, Michelle Marie Giusto

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Refugees And Relief: The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee And European Jews In Cuba And Shanghai 1938-1943, Zhava Litvac Glaser

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Aerosol and Urban Heat Island Effects on Warm Cloud-Top Shortwave Infrared Reflectance and Visible Albedo, Heather Glickman-Eliezer

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Counting the Blades of Grass: Series, Punctum, and the Averted Gaze in W. G. Sebald's The Emigrants, Lane Glisson

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"Beyond Chingones and Chingados: Performing Masculinities in Contemporary Mexican Theatre", Zaida Godoy Navarro

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Expanding International Regimes, Thomas R. Goggin

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Of Truths, Secrets, and Loyalties: Political Belonging and State Building in Poland after State Socialism, Saygun Gokariksel

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El transnacionalismo y la identidad judia en la obra de Isaac Goldemberg, Jose Goni

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Pennsylvania Academic Career/Technical Training Alliance Initiative: Engaging Youth in School and Work, Marna Goodman

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Incipient Speciation in Freshwater Fish Species from Two Isolated Watersheds, Paula Gore Miller

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Roman Tragedy and Medicine: Language and Imagery of Illness in Seneca and Celsus, Michael Patrick Goyette

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Understanding Failure: Social Workers Reflect on Their Licensing Examination Experience, Scott Graybow

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The Effects of Morpho-Phonemic and Whole Word Instruction on the Literacy Skills of Adult Struggling Readers, Susan Gray

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Mobilizing The Collective: Helhesten And The Danish Avant-Garde, 1934-1946, Kerry Greaves

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An Assessment Of The Therapeutic Fib: The Ethical And Emotional Role Of Therapeutic Lying In The Caregiving Of Alzheimer's Disease Patients By Non-Medical Caregivers, Dina Green

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Beyond Information: College Choice as a Literacy Practice, Jeremy Samuel Greenfield

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Biophysical Characterization of a De Novo Elastin, Kelly Nicole Greenland

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What's "Black" Got to Do With It: An Analysis of Low-Income Black Students and Educational Outcomes, Derrick E. Griffith

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Expanding the Structural Biologist's Tool Chest by Chemical and Biocompatible Modification of Peptides: from Characterizing Marine Snail Toxins to OutPHOXIng Tryptophan, Alexander Grigoryan

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The American Monster, Dara Beth Gross

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The City Meditations, Nicholas Grosso

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Ni Francaise, Ni Juive, Ni Arabe: The Influence of Nineteenth Century French Judaism on the Emergence of Franco- Jewish- Arab Literature, Deborah Rosalind Gruber

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The World Bank, Amartya Sen and Cultural Heritage as Development in Jordan, Mark Guarnaccia

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Nepantla and Ubuntu Ethics Para Nosotros: Beyond Scrupulous Adherence Toward Threshold Perspectives of Participatory/Collaborative Research Ethics, Monique Antoinette Guishard

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Studies On Bell's Theorem, Veli Ugur Guney

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Essays On The Impacts Of Quantitative Easing On Financial Markets, Joanne Guo

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Microfossils as proxies for Holocene climate in semi-enclosed basins: the Hudson River estuary, New York, USA and the Marmara Sea, Turkey, Damayanti Gurung

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Designing Instruction For Recovering Alcoholics: The Role Of Executive Function And Levels Of Guidance In Learning From Visually Complex Simulations, Jeffrey Gutkin

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Testing Peplau's Theory of Interpersonal Relations in Nursing Using Data from Patient Experience Surveys, Thomas Arthur Hagerty

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Courage to Speak, Fortitude to Listen: A Model for the Study of First-Person LD Narratives, Charles Christian Haitz

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Searching for a Place to Stand: Redefining Citizenship, Community, and the Right to Public Space in the Era of "Stop, Question, and Frisk", Jan N. Haldipur

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College Graduation Rates of Hispanic Students: A Review of the Literature, Jessica Hall

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View from the front gate: A comparative study of NYC Schools from a college admissions perspective, Sharon Hardy

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Eye Tracking and Performance Evaluation: Automatic Detection of User Outcomes, Allen V.R. Harper

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Population Genomics of White-Footed Mice (Peromyscus leucopus) in New York City, Stephen Edward Harris

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The State of the Oligocene Icehouse World: Sedimentology, Provenance, and Stable Isotopes of Marine Sediments from the Antarctic Continental Margin, Daniel William Hauptvogel

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Employee Environmentally Friendly Behaviors in and out of Organizations and across Cultures, Lilia Hayrapetyan

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Dark Matter: Susan Howe, Muriel Rukeyser, and the Scholar's Art, Stefania Heim

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To be or not to be a Math Person: Math Identity Dissonance in Ninth Grade Students, Noah Samuel Heller

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Women Are Like Silk and Men Are Like Gold: A Cross-Country Comparison of Institutional Responses to Honor Violence, Alana Michele Henninger

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Floral Interactions in Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, New York, Jack Henning

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Immigration & Naturalization Policy Innovation Through Bureaucratic Reorganization, Neil Hernandez

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Essays on International Payout, Governance, and Information, Richard Clifton Herron

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The Effects of Cooling During Gait on Gait Endurance in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis Using the Six Minute Walk Test, Meghan Higgins, Esther Sosowsky, and Elisheva Zinberg

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The Audiometric Profile of Young Adults Who Report Difficulty with Speech Perception in Noise, Michael R. Higgins

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Highly-selective Chemiresistive Sensing and Analysis of Vapors Using Functionalized Nanotubes, Deon Hines

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Another One Busts The Dust, Keiko Hiranaka

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Dangerous Spaces: The Structural Context of Violence against Foreign Nationals in South Africa, Alexandra Hiropoulos

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Attitudes Towards Music Levels at Orthodox Jewish Weddings, Evan Hirschhorn

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On the Threshold: Breadwinning, Capitalism and the Absent/Present Father in the Works of Three Late 20th-Century U.S. Novelists, Nancy J. Hoch

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Negotiating limits: Boundary management in the Bondage/Discipline/Sadomasochism (BDSM) community, Karen Marie Holt

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"To organize the sovereign people": Political Mobilization in Pennsylvania, 1783-1808, David William Houpt

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Friction, Avalanches and phase transitions in granular media., Aline Hubard

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Maturation of Speech Discrimination and Attentional Requirements in Late Childhood, Judith Ann Iannotta

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Do cultural and perceptual factor matter?: An investigation of factors impacting intelligence test scores of Latinos/Hispanics in the United States, Mary E. Ignagni

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Explorations of Perceived Product Efficacy, Veronika Ilyuk

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Surface Plasmon and the Effect of Coupled Resonances in the Enhancement of Phonon and Molecular Modes in Semiconductors, Syed Islam

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A Critique of Western Liberalism, Siddhant Issar

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Pierre Matthieu en España. La biografía política en las traducciones de Juan Pablo Mártir Rizo y Lorenzo Van der Hammen., Adrian M. Izquierdo

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A Gender Approach to Vulnerability and Natural Disasters, Ema Izquierdo

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The Ecology Of Winter Flounder From An Otolith Perspective, George William Jackman

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Labor Market Trajectories of Black Women in the United States, 1980 to 2010, Danielle Jackson

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Variability, Stability, and Flexibility in the Speech Kinematics and Acoustics of Adults Who Do and Do Not Stutter, Eric S. Jackson

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Climate-Smart Agriculture: Farmer's Bane Or Boon?, Jeeva Mary Jacob

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Musical Regularity And Rhythmic Patterns: A Quantitative Analysis Of Birdsong Structure, Eathan Ezra Janney

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No Rush To Motherhood: The Lived Experience Of African American Never Pregnant Sexually Active Female Teens, Monique Jenkins

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Bad Apple: Complexities of New York City Food Aid Programs, Rose Meagan Jimenez

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Sex-dependent Role of Interleukin-1 Signaling in Emotional and Cognitive Behaviors in Mice: Phenotyping Male and Female IL1-R1 Null Mutant Mice, Jennifer Anne Johnson

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Law Enforcement Innovation and Diffusion: A Network Analysis of Police Accreditation, Jeremiah Paul Johnson

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Mental Discipline and Musical Meaning, Alice Harriet Jones

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Sensitizing Jurors to Factors Influencing the Accuracy of Eyewitness Identification: Assessing the Effectiveness of the Henderson Instructions, Angela M. Jones

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Accessing Medicinally-Relevant Scaffolds Via Organocatalyzed Cascade Reactions, Joshua Hadley Jones

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The Voting Rights Act Under Siege: The Development of the Influence of Colorblind Conservatism on the Federal Government and the Voting Rights Act, Melanie Adrienne Jones

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The Impact of French Opera in Nineteenth-Century New York: The New Orleans French Opera Company, 1827–1845, Jennifer C. H. Jones Wilson

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Black Like Me? A Narrative Study of Non-Anglophone Black U.S. Immigrant Selves in the Making, Yvanne Joseph

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Cultural Evolution In Natural Populations: A Quantitative Bioacoustic Analysis, Chenghui Ju

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Technological Revolution in Astronomy, Michael Julio

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Participatory Action Research As Professional Development In Multicultural Education: What Are The Effects On A Staff In A New York City Public School?, Jimmy Ivan Kalamaras

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Geometry and Statistics of Jammed Granular Matter, Mark Robert Kanner

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Whistles of Sympatric Species of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and Spotted Dolphins (Stenella frontalis) in the Bahamas: Acoustic Characteristics and Contextual Use, Jennifer Daisy Kaplan

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Olfaction As The Paradigm For Perceptual Philosophy, Andreas Keller

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The Role of the VTA NMDA Receptors, VTA DA Cells and VTA Terminal Regions in Reward-Related Learning, Karen Kest

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The Role of ATP and Cleavage Factor Phosphorylation in pre-mRNA 3' Cleavage Reaction, Asya Khleborodova

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Vocabulary Through Affixes and Word Families - A Computer-Assisted Language Learning Program for Adult ELL Students, Magdalena Kieliszek

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Gender and Trauma from World War I to the War in Iraq: Narrative in the Aftermath of Loss, Jenny Young Kijowski

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Death and Photography in East Asia: Funerary Use of Portrait Photography, Jeehey Kim

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The Odyssey of North Korean Defectors: Issues and Problems in the Migration Process, You Gene Kim

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The Ties that Bind: Gender, Race, and Empire in Caribbean Indenture Narratives, Alison Joan Klein

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The Effects of Maximal Strength Training on Gait and Balance in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis: A Pretest Posttest Pilot Study, Janet Klein, David Park, Charles Wright, and Michael Zervas

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Regulation of the Vacuolar ATPase activity, Paulina Konarzewska

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Psychosocial Sequelae Of Homicide Among Murder Victims' Family Members: An Appraisal Of Depression, Grief, And Posttraumatic Stress, Sarah Kopelovich

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Development of Instructional Competencies for Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk for Baccalaureate Nursing Education, Abigail Kotowski

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Interactions Between Descending and Somatosensory Inputs in Humans, Lisa Krivis, Ann Mackey, Maureen McDonough, and Denise Uttaro

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Density Functional Theory for the Investigation of Transition Metal Complexes: Structure, Binding, and Spectroscopy of Metal-Siderophores and the Catalase-Peroxidase Enzyme, Bonnie I. Kruft