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 2020

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Activation of the Sonic Hedgehog Effector Smoothened Counteracts L-Dopa Induced Dyskinesia by Restoring Cholinergic Interneuron Function, Lauren Malave

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Can a Growth Mindset Intervention Increase Individuals’ Intentions to Engage in Intergroup Dialogue?, Noelle A. Malvar

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Provenance of Tin in the Late Bronze Age Balkans: Preparation of Cassiterite for Sn Isotope Analysis and the Probabilistic and Spatial Analysis of Sn Isotopes, Andrea H. Mason

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The Making of a Queer Caribbean: Grassroots, Dancehall, and Literary Advocacy (1975–2015), Dadland Maye

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Cochlear Implantation: Why vs. Why Not? A Pocket Guide for Non-Cochlear Implant Audiologists, Lauren McCauley

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The Remnants of Harmonious Bildungs: The Classical Bildungsroman as an Ontological Dimension of the Novel of Counter-Development in England from Jane Austen to Ford Madox Ford (1813–1924), Anne E. McFadden

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“Prepare for Death and Follow Me:” An Archaeological Survey of the Historic Period Cemeteries of New York City, Elizabeth D. Meade

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The Truman Administration and Zionist Legitimation Strategies to Achieve Statehood, Gianna Meier

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Más allá de la comisión de la verdad y reconciliación: Memoria, cuerpo y producción cultural de mujeres en el perú (2005–2013), Otilia M. Mendiolaza

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Essays in Financial Economics and Applied Macroeconomics, Marius Mihai

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An Analysis of Women and Terrorism: Perpetrators, Victims, Both?, Elizabeth Lauren Miller

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Agentive Personhood: Finding Yourself Through Serving Others, Sasha M. Miller

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Nature-Inspired Electrode Materials For Next Generation Sustainable Energy Storage, Mikhail Miroshnikov

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Returning to Childhood: Memoirs of Childhood Reading, Stephanie Montalti

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Revisioning Popular Narratives of Trans Lives, 1952–1976, Melina A. Moore

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Social Contract Theory and Transitional Justice: A Philosophical Approach to a Problem of Global Importance, Brendan Moriarty

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Postcolonial Urban Vernacular Narratives in Contemporary Britain, Kathryn N. Moss

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Closing the Chasm: Al-Fārābī on Islam and Politics, Onur F. Muftugil

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Queer Displacements: Minorities, Mobilities, and Mobilizations in French and Francophone Literature, Thomas Muzart

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The Life and Death of Mambo: Culture and Consumption in New York's Salsa Dance Scene, Carmela Muzio Dormani

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Molecular Roles of Small Inner Membrane Proteins in Escherichia coli Cell Envelope Integrity, Aaron Mychack

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Crafting Girlhoods, Elissa E. Myers

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Campus Design and the Community College Experience: An Exploration of Stress, Belonging and Scholarly Identity, Vanita Naidoo

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The Mock Doc Film Series: History of the Mockumentary Film, Victoria Napolitano

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Hydrophobic Fluoropolymer Nano-Coatings: Study of Anti-Reflective and Anti-Soiling Properties and Applications, Illya Nayshevsky

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Dear Black Child: A Discussion on the Formation of Identity for African Diasporic Adolescents in the U.S., Sokhnagade B. Ndiaye

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Audio Quality as Content: Everyday Criticism of the Lo-fi Format, Elizabeth Newton

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Density Functional Theory Study of Two-Dimensional Boron Nitride Films, Pradip R. Niraula

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Unpaid Care Work and Civic Engagement: A Review of Literature Suggesting Unpaid Care Work as Civic Engagement, William Novello

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Economics of Higher Education Productivity, Uchenna K. Oparah

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On the Distribution of Genetic Variation in Ecological Communities, Isaac Overcast

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Advanced Computational Methodologies to Study Binding Free Energies of Biomolecular Complexes, Rajat Kumar Pal

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Therapist Mentalization and Patient Outcomes in the First Year of Psychotherapy, Michael Palumbo

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The Objectives of Public Higher Education in New York City Through the Lens of Language, John-Nicholas Parker

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Age-Related Effects on Gait Parameters in Healthy Normal Aging Adults, Jamie C. Park

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Desexualizing Queer Identities: Methods to Validating Non-Sexual Romantic Attraction and Relationships, Unnati Patel

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Gene Regulation and Cell Fate Choice in the Developing Vertebrate Retina, Sruti Patoori

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Hannah Arendt’s Vision of Politics: Exemplary Negativities and the Ostjuden, Jacob E. Pearce

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Locke’s Rebellious Progeny: Phenomenology and Ethics of Leopardi’s A-Dialectical Materialism, Paolo Pellecchia

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Una isla, dos literaturas: Contrapunteo de la literatura de la isla y la diáspora dominicanas (1965–2018), Jose L. Peralta

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Americans Collecting Natural History, Herbert A. Pollard IV

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Essays in Retirement Economics, Gunnar Poppe Yanez

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Narrating Intensity: History and Emotions in Elsa Morante, Goliarda Sapienza and Elena Ferrante, Stefania Porcelli

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Overcoming Adversity in The STEM Classroom: Examining Learned Helplessness in First-Year Community College Students Using Salivary Cortisol, Surveys and Interviews, Diane M. Price Banks

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DH in Prison, Sabina Pringle

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The Phylogenetic Relationships of Middle-Late Miocene Apes: Implications for Early Human Evolution, Kelsey D. Pugh

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Ascriptive Nationalism, Demagoguery, and the Modern Presidency: A Case Study in Constitutional Decay, Christopher J. Putney

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Development and Validation of a Multidimensional Scale for Measuring Public Confidence in the Criminal Justice System, Jimin Pyo

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Beyond Exposure: Markers of English Proficiency in School-Aged French–English Bilinguals, Erin Quirk

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Primary Care Physician Perceptions of Hearing Loss and Amplification: A Survey, Sophie Racine

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The Piety Movement in an American Suburb: The Experiences of Women of the Islamic Circle of North America on Staten Island, Aisha Raheel

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The U.S. Approach to Peacebuilding in Afghanistan: A Comparative Analysis of George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump Administration Policies in Afghanistan, Mohammad Rasouli

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Aesthetic Redemption: Psychedelia, Film, and Walter Benjamin’s Sensory Revolution, Alexander C. Redlins

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Visual Perspective Taking in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Erin L. Reilly

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Exploring Vicarious Resilience among Practitioners Working with Clients Who Have Experienced Traumatic Events, Adam Reynolds

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Exploring Influences on Autistic Identity Development in Adolescence and Early Adulthood, Ariana Riccio

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Stealin' the Meetin': Black Education History & the Black Panthers' Oakland Community School, Robert P. Robinson

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Cinegrafia: literatura, espectadores y cinefilia contemporanea en latinoamerica, Rojo Robles Mejias

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Environmental Transformative Justice: Responding to Ecocide, Manuel Rodeiro

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Failures of Grace: Limits of Tragedy in the Late Nineteenth-Century Novel, Anick S. Rolland

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Democracy for Homework: A Review of Civic Engagement in Urban Public Schools, Amanda B. Rosenblum

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Convexity and Curvature in Hierarchically Hyperbolic Spaces, Jacob Russell-Madonia

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Fact and Fiction in Mexican Film: 1970s, 2000s, Lily M. Ryan

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Paper House: The Revolution, the Disappeared, and the Historicity of Lebanon, Elsa Saade

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Internet Voting and the Equity of Participatory Budgeting Outcomes: A Study of New York City’s Participatory Budgeting Initiative, Rodrigo Saad

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Building for Culture: How Municipal Ownership of Cultural Facilities Influences Annual Arts Funding in American Cities, Adam M. Sachs

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Developmental Outcomes of Young Children Exposed to Early Childhood Adversities, Inga Saitadze

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A Narrative Inquiry to Explore the Connection Between Gender and Discipline in Grades Pre-K–8, Nicole Salazar

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Truth Telling: Exploring Sexuality in Widowed and Single Older Black Women, Margaret A. Salisu

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Maryland’s Historically Black Institutions: In Pursuit of Equity in Higher Education, Maureen Samedy-Cooke

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The Impact of Anti-Corruption Laws: Evidence from the U.K. Bribery Act's Extraterritorial Reach, Amanda Sanseverino

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Parent–Child Relationship, Resting Heart Rate, and Callous–Unemotional Traits in Adolescents, Eva M. Santucci

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UN Trust Funds as Agent to Fulfill the Norm Adapting and Diffusing Functions, Mikiko Sawanishi

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“In the same figure, like the king that’s dead”: The Phantasmic Authorship of The Other Side of the Wind, Hunter M. Sawyer

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Mutational Analysis and Domain Characterization of the Apolipoprotein L-1 Ion Channel, Charles M. Schaub

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A Quadratic Analysis of Trait Anxiety and Heart Rate Variability, Katlyn Schroder

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Structural Studies of Peptide Toxins and Their Binding Properties Towards the Voltage Sensing Domain of Nav1.7, Ryan Schroder

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Continuity as Crisis: Two Traditions of Theorizing about Animal Minds, Adam See

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Whose War Is It Anyway? How Afghanistan Became a Battlefield Over Global Hegemony During the Cold War, Kathryn Shapiro

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A Modelist Proposal, Jian Shen

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Breast Dressing: A Critical Review of Post-Surgical Bras, Adi Sieradzki

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Essays on Macroeconomic Uncertainty and Capital Flows, Luis E. Silva-Yanez

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Dictyostelium discoideum Protein Kinase C-orthologue pkcA Regulates the Actin Cytoskeleton through Interaction with Phospholipase D and p21-activated Kinase, Sean Singh

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The Perception of Prosody in English-Speaking Children with Cochlear Implants: A Systematic Review, Grace R. Smith

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The Coherence of Left-Libertarianism: A New Approach to Reconciling Libertarianism and Socialism, Jesse E. Spafford

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Awful Nearness: Rape and the English Novel, 1740–1900, Erin A. Spampinato

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How to Break an Addiction: A Case for Planetary Post-Capitalist Recovery, Ann Marie (Annie) Spencer

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Shakespeare's Problem Comedies as Self-Critique, John-Paul Spiro

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Translation Distance and Fibered 3-Manifolds, Alexander J. Stas

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Labor, Land Use, and the Luxury City, Samuel Stein

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Testing the Perceptual Magnet Effect in Monolinguals and Bilinguals, Michael C. Stern

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Two Cello Works of Pēteris Vasks: Structure, Symbolism, and Identity, Caroline Bean Stute

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Accomplices in Art: The Expansion of Authorship in the 1970s and '80s, Sydney Stutterheim

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Faculty Advisement and Helpfulness and the Retention of First-Semester Associate Degree Nursing Students, Janice Summers

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Study of Reaction Dynamics of Protonated/Deprotonated and Radical Cations of Guanine in Nucleobases and Nucleosides: Singlet Oxygen Oxidation, C8-Water Addition, Cross-Linking with Lysine and Base-Pair Dissociation, Yan Sun

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Novel Fast Algorithms For Low Rank Matrix Approximation, John T. Svadlenka

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Black Catholicism: The Formation of Local Religion in Colonial Mexico, Krystle F. Sweda

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Devotional Literature of the Prophet Muhammad in South Asia, Zahra F. Syed

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Exploring the Relationship Between Perceived Interpersonal Influence and Citizenship Behavior: The Mediating Roles of Social Identity and Team Member Exchange, Laura Sywulak

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Object-Oriented Musicology: Some Implications of Graham Harman's Philosophy for Music Theory, History, and Criticism, Eric Taxier