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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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

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Sibling Self-Management: Programming for Generalization to Improve Interactions between Typical Siblings and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Lauren Kryzak

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TCR Alpha LCR and non-LCR cis-elements contributing to tissue specific expression of the TCR Alpha gene in thymic and peripheral T cells, Martina Kucerova-Levisohn

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Attenuation Of Methamphetamine And Nmda-Induced Toxicity By Leptin In Murine Striatum, Nawshin Hoque Kutub

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Effecting Moral Change: Lessons from the First Emancipation, Howard Landis

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Supporting Collaborative Learning in Computer-Enhanced Environments, Shalva S. Landy

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"Young Men of the Stones": Gendering the First Palestinian Intifada, Karen Lauria

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Turning to Culture in Times of Crisis: Global Toolkits and Urban Reinvestment in Buenos Aires, Jacob H. Lederman

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The Role of Financial Reporting Quality in the Selection of New Audit Committee Member, Dongliang Lei

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Rebellion under the Palm Trees: Memory, Agrarian Reform and Labor in the Aguán, Honduras, Andres Leon

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Bank Monitoring: Impact on Equity REIT Risk and Return, Mariya Letdin

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Changes in Economic Well-Being of the Elderly, Mei Liao

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Juan Bautista Aguirre (1725-1786) y los orígenes de la nación ecuatoriana, Alex Paul Lima

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Strongly-correlated 2D Electron Systems in Si-MOSFETs, Shiqi Li

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Dynamics and Kinetics of Singlet Oxygen Mediated Oxidation of Methionine in the Gas Phase, Hydrated Clusters and Solution, Fangwei Liu

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Low-rank Based Algorithms for Rectification, Repetition Detection and De-noising in Urban Images, Juan Liu

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Order and Asymmetry in Jammed Systems, Zhusong Li

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The Lived Experience of Family Nurse Practitioners Performing Sexual Health Assessments, Madeleine Mary Lloyd

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Pragmatics and Semantics in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Karece Lopez

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Proton Pumping in Cytochrome c Oxidase, Jianxun Lu

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Deception as forgery: The role of reference information in honesty and deceit, Timothy John Luke

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The New York Philharmonic Strike of 1973, Kuan Cheng Lu

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Exploring Non-Equilibrium Dynamics in Time Dependent Density Functional Theory, Kai Luo

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Some Common Sense For The Common Core, Katherine M. Maciaszek

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Hybridized Criticality and Elementary Excitations in LiHoF4, Haifu Ma

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Effectiveness of Psychological Techniques in Increasing Deviant Sexual Fantasy Self-Disclosures, Christian Maile

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The effects of mood and perceived cost on self-disclosure of deviant sexual fantasies and behavior, Jordan S. Maile

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Essays on Exchange Rate Pass-Through, Michael Malenbaum

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The Encoding of Temporality in Second Language Acquisition: A Study of Mandarin Chinese-speaking ESL Learners, Li Ma

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Syntactic Constraints and Social Uses of Greek-English Intrasentential Codeswitching, Despina Stefanou Malliaroudakis

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Large-pore mesoporous organosilicas and related polymer nanocomposites, Amanpreet Singh Manchanda

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Metasurfaces for photon sorting and selective absorption, Isroel Moshe Mandel

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The Influence Of A Child's Learning Disability On A Parent's Psychological Experience: A Comparison Of Parents With And Without Learning Disabilities, Alice Varley Mangan

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Rethinking Internal Working Models from a Developmental Perspective: Clarifying the Concept and Making a Case for a Sensitive Period of Attachment, Leah Bothe Manning

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Polymer Pen Printing: A Tool for Studying 2D Enzymatic Lithography and Printing 3D Carbon Features, Zhantong Mao

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Optimal Targeting Regimes and Instrument Rules in the Basic New Keynesian Model, Luc Marest