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 2019

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Between the Living and the Dead, Laura Henriksen

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Clientelism and Democracy in Turkey and Mexico: The Impacts on Regimes of Political Party Exploitation of Housing Tenure in Informal Settlements, David J. Henry

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Feminist and Anti-Feminist Discourses on Abortion in Haiti from 2010 to 2019, Katia Henrys

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Navigating Colorism and Racial Identity in Dominican Women, Christine Hernandez

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A Parade of Identities: Negotiation of Ethnic Identities in Three New York City Cultural Parades, Julia M. Herrera-Moreno

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Leverage Adjustment and Credit Risk, Wei He

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Racial Becoming: How Agentic (Self-Initiated) Encounter Events Inform Racial Identity Refinement, Devin A. Heyward

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Commmunity, Ecology, and Modernity: Faunal Analysis of Skútustaðir in Mývatnssveit, Northern Iceland, Megan Hicks

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Immigration, Small Business and Assimilation: Three Stories of Small-Time Capitalism on the Lower East Side, Marcus Hillman

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American Digital Election Infrastructure: Policy, Risks, Options, Tyson S. Himes

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Guilty by Association: A Critical Analysis of How Imprisonment Affects the Children of Those Behind Bars, Whitney Q. Hollins

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Ang Lee's America: A Study of Adaptation and Transculturation, Yu-Yun Hsieh

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The Post-9/11 LGBTQ Human Rights Struggle in Egypt, Donna K. Huaman

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Early Twentieth Century Vocal Performance Practice and the French School: An Exploration of the Lectures and Selected Songs by Reynaldo Hahn, Mary P. Hubbell

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Teaching for Whose America?: Corporate Education Reform and Students Labeled as Disabled, Barbara A. Hubert

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Electrochemical Carbon Nanoprobes for Biological and Chemical System Studies, Keke Hu

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Magnetic Resonance Studies of Free Radicals Generation and their Impact in Different Polymers, Sunita Humagain

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Waiting: History, Fear, and Healing in Ballynafeigh / the Upper Ormeau Road of Belfast, Northern Ireland, Molly J. Hurley-Depret

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Essays in Empirical Economics, Agustin Indaco

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Arts et Métiers PHOTO-Graphiques: The Quest for Identity in French Photography between the Two World Wars, Yusuke Isotani

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Electroencephalographic Asymmetry, Emotion Regulation, and Their Relationships with Depression Risk, Aliza Jacob

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Presenciar el pasado: Witnessing the Spanish and Argentine Dictatorships through Film and Television, Kristina L. Jacobs

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Effects of Pre-tests and Feedback on Performance Outcomes in Massive Open Online Courses:What Works and What Doesn’t?, Maria Janelli

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Getting Dressed and Being Dressed: A Constructed Autobiography of Identity, Jana Jarosz

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Empirical Analysis of China’s Exchange Rate and Macroeconomic Policy, Jia Ji

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Being Ethnic on the Eurasian Steppe: Civic Nation-Building Discourse in Kazakhstan and Russia, Nathan P. Jones

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Interhemispheric Communication and Lateralization in the Mouse Hippocampus, Jake Jordan

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The Forgotten Comrades: Leftist Women, Palestinians, and the Jordanian Communist Party, 1936–1957, Fadi H. Kafeety

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Characterization of Immunomodulatory Microbial Factors in Medicinal Plants, Kriti Kalpana

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Crossing the Atlantic: Italians in Argentina and the Making of a National Culture, 1880–1930, Lauren A. Kaplan

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Forbidden Attraction: Russian Poets Read T. S. Eliot during the Cold War, Nataliya Karageorgos

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The Development of Face Morphing Task to Assess Self Other Differentiation, Esen Karan

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Ungodly Freedom: How Philosophers Rise and Empires Fall in the Work of Leo Strauss, Eli Karetny

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Performing Desire in Times Square: Sailors, Hustlers and Masculinity, Kel R. Karpinski

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“The Least Sexually Confident Women in the World”: International NGOs and the Racialized Politics of Obstetric Fistula, Googie S. Karrass

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Integrating the Effects of Biotic Interactions into Models of Species Distributions, Jamie M. Kass

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Developing a Dissociative Nanocontainer for Peptide Drug Delivery, Michael Patrick Kelly

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Same-Sex Union Formation and Dissolution in the United States and Europe, Eric Ketcham

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The Master Synaptic Regulator: Activity Regulated Cytoskeleton Associated Protein, Arc, in Normal Aging and Diseases with Cognitive Impairment, Amber Khan

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Officers’ and Community Members’ Evaluations of Police–Civilian Interactions, Mawia Khogali

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A Defense of Pure Connectionism, Alex B. Kiefer

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Paradoxes of Feminist Stances in “New Turkey”: Reconceiving NGO-State Relationships in the Case of KAMER, Irem Kilic

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Women and Their Struggle to be Considered Funny as Told Through the Study of Female Standup Comics, Jean Kim

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Behavioral Effects of Restrictive Housing on Prisoners, Mijin Kim

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Support vs. Steady Airflow: The Effect of Two Different Instructions on Subglottal Pressure, Sound Pressure Level, and Airflow Rate during Singing and Speaking, Sunyoung Kim

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The Equal Right to Sing: The American Zeitgeist and Its Implications for Music Education, YoungEun Kim

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“Whispers Out of Time”: Memorializing (Self-) Portraits in the Work of 
John Berryman, John Ashbery, Anne Carson, and Nan Goldin, Andrew D. King

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Furious: Myth, Gender, and the Origins of Lady Macbeth, Emma King

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The Shape of Knowledge: The Postwar American Poet's Library, with Diane di Prima and Charles Olson, Mary Catherine Kinniburgh

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The Evolution of Spinosad Resistance in Colorado Potato Beetles (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), Coby Michael Klein

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The Functional Morphology of Ingestion in the Platyrrhine Sclerocarpic Harvesters (Platyrrhini, Primates), Zachary Stoffel Klukkert

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Everyday Violence: Catcalling and LGBTQ-Directed Aggression in the Public Sphere, Simone A. Kolysh

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Remaking of a Modern Islamic Turkey, Ayҫa Korkutan

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African Childhood in Literature and Law: Between Traditions and Modernism, Parfait Kouassi Kouacou

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Components of Fluency-Based Instruction in the College Classroom, Jennifer Kourassanis Velasquez

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Murine Genetic Variance in Sugar and Fat-Conditioned Flavor Preferences: Roles of Dopamine, Opioid and NMDA Receptors and Nutritive Sensing, Tamar T. Kraft

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Minimalistic Peptide-Based Supramolecular Systems Relevant to the Chemical Origin of Life, Daniela Kroiss

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Between Politics and Morality: Hans Kelsen's Contributions to the Changing Notion of International Criminal Responsibility, Jason Kropsky

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Gender Affirmative Monopoly: Who is "Trans* Enough" to Receive Gender Affirmative Treatment In Norway?, Emilie Kristine Krumsvik

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Romanization Through Mosaics: Transition at Fishbourne and Colchester, Elizabeth Kurtulik Mercuri

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Wind Flow Dynamics over Complex Terrain, Eric Kutter

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Geometric Properties of Closed Three Manifolds and Hyperbolic Links, Alice Kwon

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Novel Heterocyclic Methodology for the Construction of Natural Products, Robert C. Lapo

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A Meta-Analysis of Information Processing Measures of Intelligence, Performance, and Group Score Differences, Elliott C. Larson

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Essays on Paid Family Leave in the United States, Beila R. Leboeuf

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Subjective Experience of Autonomy and Psychological Well-Being: A Cross-Cultural Study with Korean American and European American Young Adults, Esther J. Lee

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Facial Identification: A Meta-Analysis of 50 Years of Research, Jungwon Lee

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Structural Studies on Calcium/calmodulin-dependent Activation of Eukaryotic Elongation Factor 2 Kinase, Kwangwoon Lee

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Reverse the Curse: Colonialist Legacies of the Magic Poem, Karen E. Lepri

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Cultural Heritage Preservation in the Context of Climate Change Adaptation or Relocation: Barbuda as a Case Study, Martha B. Lerski

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Sex, Scents, and Cephalopods: Factors That Affect Social and Reproductive Behavior in Chambered Nautilus and Oval Squid, Naomi J. Lewandowski

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Intimate Partner Violence Among Expectant Adolescent Couples: Psychological and Relational Predictors and Sexual Risk, Jessica Lewis

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Essays in Health Economics, Chiao-Han Lin

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The Water/Energy Nexus: Climate, Consumption and Ecosystem Services, Hildegaard D. Link

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Inference of Language Functional Network in Healthy, Cancerous and Bilingual Brains by fMRI and Network Modeling, Qiongge Li

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In Her Own Hands: How Girls and Women Used the Piano to Chart their Futures, Expand Women's Roles, and Shape Music in America, 1880–1920, Sarah F. Litvin

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The Superstitious Heuristic in Strategic Decision-making, Jing Liu

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The Moving On Program and Supportive Housing Residents with Histories of Homelessness, Kimberly Livingstone

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Place-Making by Black and Latinx Students in Predominantly White Institutions: Participatory Design and Meaning Making Through a Social Enterprise, Joshua P.H. Livingston

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A Purely Defeasible Argumentation Framework, Zimi Li

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Basis for a Critique of International Human Rights and Constitutional Law: Foundations, Speech Acts and Analytic Limitations, Luis H. Llanos Gil

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Synthesis and Characterization of Multifunctional Transition Metal Oxide Nanoparticles through a Modified Sol-Gel Method with Application in Energy Storage, Julien Lombardi

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Towards a Pedagogy of Life Purposes, Manny Lopez

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Claiming the Remains of the Past: The Return of Cultural Heritage Objects to Colombia, Mexico, and Peru, Pierre Losson

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Sylvia Plath and "the bigger things": War, History, and Modernism at Midcentury, Reagan Lothes

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The Impact of Racial Microaggressions and Major Discriminatory Events on Mental Health, Florence Lui

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Objectively-measured and Subjectively-perceived Financial Literacy, Wenyi Lu

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A Narrative Inquiry of Associate Degree Nursing Students' Stories About Their Experience of Academic Misconduct, Bridget Anne Maley

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Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Supramolecular Assemblies in Biology and Bionanotechnology, Anjela Manandhar

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Cognitive Models of Defense Behaviors in Hosts of Brood Parasites, Thomas J. Manna

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Stabilizing Forces in Acoustic Cultural Evolution: Comparing Humans and Birds, Daniel C. Mann

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Love and Revolution: Queer Freedom, Tragedy, Belonging, and Decolonization, 1944 to 1970, Velina Manolova

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Art and War: Republican Propaganda of The Spanish Civil War, Jason Manrique

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Sighs of the German People: An Emotional History of Musical Sigh-Compositions during the Thirty Years War (1618–1648), Thomas Marks

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The Evolution of the Centaur in Italian Renaissance Art: Monster, Healer, Mentor, and Constellation, Trinity Martinez

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The Role of Fluids in Ore Remobilization at the Balmat Zinc Deposit, NY, Peter D. Matt

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Magic Performances: Rituals and Practice in Italian Theatre and Culture, 1520–1650, Erika Mazzer

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Perceptions of Sexual Violence: An Investigation of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Coercion, and Sexting, Jennifer J. McMahon

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Effects of Primary and Secondary Cigarette Smoke on Auditory Function: A Systematic Review, Hilary McManus

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Anxieties of Incorporation: U.S. Territorialization and the Western Imaginary from the Louisiana Purchase to Moby-Dick, Diana Meckley