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 2014

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A Chant of Dilation: Walt Whitman, Phrenology, and the Language of the Mind, Anton Borst

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The Effects of Fiscal Policy on Savings and Investment, Andrew A. Bossie

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The Relationship of Nursing Career Perception Congruence and Perceived Social Support on Hispanic Middle School Female Nursing Career Choice, Karen Vicino Bourgeois

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Ecology of Terrorism: Cross-National Comparison of Terrorist Attacks, Katharine A. Boyd

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The Long-Term Effects of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) Combined with Complex Decongestive Therapy (CDT) in the Treatment of Breast Cancer Lymphedema: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study, Olivia Bramlett, Igor Daysudov, Toshi Odaira, and Bethany Rodriguez

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The Influence of Pseudo-relatives on Attachment Preferences in Spanish, David Branco-Moreno

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The Neurodevelopment Of Basic Sensory Processing And Integration In Autism Spectrum Disorder, Alice Brown Brandwein

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For Right and Might: The Militarization of the Cold War and the Remaking of American Democracy, Michael Brenes

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Between sites: Critical convergences at the personal, interpersonal, and institutional levels in a service learning course, Kendra Rashaun Brewster

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Historical Relationships between Land Elevation and Socioeconomic Status in New York City: A Mixed Methods GIS Approach, Jennifer Brisbane

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Comparing NMES Stimulation Intensity at Various Lengths of the Tibialis Anterior, Brent Brookbush, Maya Hakami, Jennifer Wolff, and Amy Zelin

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Financial Reporting Differences and Debt Contracting, Anna B. Brown

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Collective Memory, Women's Identity and the Church, Jo Ana Elise Brown

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Politics as a Sphere of Wealth Accumulation: Cases of Gilded Age New York, 1855-1888, Jeffrey D. Broxmeyer

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The Vastness of Small Spaces: Self-Portraits of the Artist as a Child Enclosed, Matthew John Burgess

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The New Deal in Puerto Rico: Public Works, Public Health, and the Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration, 1935-1955, Geoff G. Burrows

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The Fight Over John Q: How Labor Won and Lost the Public in Postwar America, 1947-1959, Rachel Burstein

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Property Enhancements of Dielectric Nanoparticles via Surface Functionalization, Andrew Byro

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Characterization of wide band gap semiconductors and multiferroic materials, Bo Cai

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Dynamics and Manipulation of Nanomagnets, Liufei Cai

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Transformative Science Education Through Action Research And Self-Study Practices, Olga Calderon

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A Parent at War and the "Invisible Wounds" They Carry Home: PTSD in Military Veterans and a Review of Psychosocial Family System Challenges, Melina Sofia Calle

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The Gawain-Poet and the Textual Environment of Fourteenth-Century English Anticlericalism, Ethan Campbell

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"If She Can Do It, So Can I": An Ethnography of a Supportive Living Environment for Women in the Criminal Justice System and their Children, Regina Cardaci

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Child Development Theory as a Mediator of Novice Teachers' Ethnotheories to Increase Learning and Justice in the Classroom, Nancy Michele Cardwell

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Structure and Function in Bacteriophage Phi6, James Carpino

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From the BX to a BA: Latino Male Students and the Transition from High School to College, Alejandro Eduardo Carrion

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The Effects of School Autonomy on Students' Reading Achievement in Early Grades: A Dose-Response Treatment Approach, Esther Ferreira dos Santos Carvalhaes

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Temporal Information Extraction and Knowledge Base Population, Taylor Cassidy

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Sharps, Squares, and Scalpers: Gambling in the Urban Underground, AnneMarie Cesario

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The Status of Languages in Post-Independent Morocco: Moroccan National Policies and Spanish Cultural Action, Khalid Chahhou

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National Child Maltreatment Response and Foster Care Entries: 2005-2010, Zeinab Chahine

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Committee Decision Making in Monetary Policy, Hyungju Cha

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A Role of Yeast Adhesin Amyloids in Force-Dependent Adhesion and Biofilm Formation, Cho Xiao Juan Chan

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Non-standard Italian Dialect Heritage Speakers' Acquisition of Clitic Placement in Standard Italian, Lionel Chan

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Randomized Search of Graphs in Log Space and Probabilistic Computation, Wen-Ju Cheng

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Dynamics of Nanoparticles in Fluids and at Interfaces, Weikang Chen

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Second quantum state transition in GaAs/AlGaAs resonant Bragg structure probed by modulation reflectance spectroscopy, Yuechao Chen

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Re-Considering Female Sexual Desire: Internalized Representations Of Parental Relationships And Sexual Self-Concept In Women With Inhibited And Heightened Sexual Desire, Eugenia Cherkasskaya

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Changing gender: Gender role, class and the experience of Chinese female immigrants, Doris Cheung

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Post-treatment drug use, recidivism, analogous behaviors, and perceptions of fairness: Examining whether parolees with low self-control will benefit from the Collaborative Behavioral Management intervention, Sriram Chintakrindi

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Bicultural Social Identity: Do Biculturals Assess Workplace Deviance Differently Across Different Ethnicities?, Andy Y. Chiou

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Falls Prevention Training at New York Presbyterian Hospital: Does Education Regarding Fall Prevention Reduce Incidence of Falls after Discharge to Home from an Acute Rehabilitation Facility?, Yuning Chiu, Michelle Frager, Hyunseok Lee, and Solange Wong

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The Tea Party Movement as a Modern Incarnation of Nativism in the United States and Its Role in American Electoral Politics, 2009-2014, Albert Choi

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Gendered Practices and Conceptions in Korean Drumming: On the Negotiation of "Femininity" and "Masculinity" by Korean Female Drummers, Yoonjah Choi

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Motor Imagery and Action Observation as an Alternative Gait Training Intervention for the Elderly, Matthew F. Cirelli, Brian Fettner, Lindita Ismaili, and Danielle Jordan

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The Performance of Dancers on the Lower Quadrant Y Balance Test, Heather Cole, Jinny McGivern, Anna Morejon, and Tiffany Sudol

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The Bronx: Creating Fashion Identity through Race, Class, Hip-Hop Culture and J.Lo, Milesska Jordana Contreras-Hernandez

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Gravity Modeling of Casinos in the United States: A Case Study of Philadelphia, Moira Conway

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Understanding Workplace Reciprocity of Emergency Nurses: A Qualitative Study, Christine M. Corcoran

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Yang-Mills Theories as Deformations of Massive Integrable Models, Axel Cortes Cubero

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The Inner Workings of Text Summarization Systems, Hope Cotton

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Suburban Heat Islands: The Influence Of Residential Minimum Lot Size Zoning On Surface Heat Islands In Somerset County, New Jersey, Jennifer Renee Cox

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The Sound Patterns Of Camuno: Description And Explanation In Evolutionary Phonology, Michela Cresci

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Testing assumptions of coevolution in an egg-rejecting brood parasite host: Uncovering sensory, cognitive, and evolutionary drivers of responses to parasitism in American robins (Turdus migratorius), Rebecca Croston

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The Role of Water in the Rise, Prominence, and Decline of Nabataean Petra, Dennis Cummins

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(Remember) The Future: The Preemptive Governance of Memory in the Age of Mass Catastrophe, Kimberly J. Cunningham

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The Lived Experiences of Nurses Caring for Dying Pediatric Patients, Danna Leigh Curcio

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The Effect Of Morphological Awareness On Reading Comprehension: A Study With Adolescent Spanish-English Emergent Bilinguals, Rebecca Curinga

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Integration or Interrogation? Franco-Maghrebi Rap and Hip-Hop Culture in Marseille, Jenna Catherine Daley

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Characterization of Somatosensory Processing in Relation to Schizotypal Traits in a Sample of Nonclinical Young Adults, Maureen Patricia Daly

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Development of Cell-Active Inhibitors and Activity-Based Probe of Cysteine Cathepsins, Dibyendu Dana

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Recruitment of the ribosomal 40S subunit to the 3'untranslated region of a viral mRNA, via the eIF4 complex, facilitates cap-independent translation, Sohani Das Sharma

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Acting Wide Awake: Attention and the Ethics of Emotion, Jacob Davis

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Science Identity Transformations Through Place-Based Teaching And Learning In The Natural World, Amy DeFelice

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Influences of Motor Control Instruction and Taping on Center of Pressure and Scapulothoracic Kinematics During Reaching for Individuals with Hemiparesis, Michelle De Guzman, Tatyana Farber, Anna Kochanova, and Jonathan Lazarus

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Wordsworth, Ruins, and the Dialectics of Melancholia, Colin Dekeersgieter

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Roles of dopamine D1 and D2, opioid and glutamate NMDA receptor signaling in the acquisition and expression of fat- and glucose-conditioned flavor preferences in rats and c-Fos analysis of the dopamine mesotelencephalic and nigrostriatal pathways following intake of sugars and fats in rats, Julie Dela Cruz

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Striving for Integration: Referential Activity and Object Relational Level in a Sample of Bisexual Women, Lauren DeMille

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Comparative Phylogeography, Phylogenetics, and Population Genomics of East African Montane Small Mammals, Terrence Constant Demos

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Battles with Words: Literate and Linguistic Resistance in Multi-Ethnic U.S. Literature and Everyday Life, Melissa A. Dennihy

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Mechanism of Phospho-alpha-Tubulin-driven Motility in Human Breast Epithelial Cells, Shatarupa De

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Can All Religions Live In Peace?, Antony Das S. Devadhasan

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Mechanisms of regulation of mRNA 3' processing by p53 pathway, Emral Cakmak Devany

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A Study of Twenty Two Caliber Long Rifle and Nine Millimeter Parabellum Bullet Ricochet from Common Substrates, Peter Diaczuk

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Mapping Italian Women's Filmmaking: Urban Space In The Cinema Of The New Millennium, Laura Di Bianco

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Comparison of an Intermittent vs. Continuous Walking Program in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis Using the 6 Minute Walk Test: A Randomized Crossover Pilot Study, Stefanie DiCarrado, Bridget Dungan, Elizabeth Huallpa, and Jacob Potrzeba

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Enhancing Self-monitoring and Self-reflection through a Self-regulatory Skills Intervention Embedded in a Middle School Mathematics Curriculum, Gregory DiGiacomo

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The Interplay Of Syntactic Parsing Strategies And Prosodic Phrase Lengths In Processing Turkish Sentences, Nazik Dinctopal-Deniz

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Polymerase alpha components associate with telomeres to mediate overhang processing, Raffaella Diotti

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Archives Of Transnational Modernism: Lost Networks Of Art And Activism, Anne Donlon

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When Wives Migrate and Leave Husbands Behind: A Jamaican Marriage Pattern, Elaine B. Douglas-Harrison

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Environmental Progress Under China's New Leadership, Arielle Dumornay

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Depressives and the Scenes of Queer Writing, Allen Durgin

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Optical Spectroscopy of Xenon-Related Defects in Diamond, Yury Dziashko

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When Less Can Be More: Dual Task Effects in Stuttering and Fluent Adults, Naomi Nechama Eichorn

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The Effects of Morning Versus Evening Stretching Exercises in Hamstrings Flexibility Gains, Camron Einerman, Emily Eleff, Ana Ilijeska, and Aliza Zinberg

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The Status of Neonatal Hearing Screening in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review, David Engelman

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Mental Representations, Social Exclusion, And Neurobiological Processes In Borderline Personality Disorder: A Multi-Level Study, Jeffrey K. Erbe

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Feisty Kids on the Conservative Block: How Business Mobilized against Organized Labor in the Seventies, Ryan Eustace

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Gentle Introduction Resource, James Anderson Laird Evans

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2D & 3D Nanomaterial Fabrication With Biological Molecular Frameworks, Kristina Ivana Fabijanic

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Does End Of Life Terminology Influence Decisional Conflict In Surrogate Decision Makers?, Dawn Fairlie

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Ulu Al Amr & Authority: The Central Pillars of Sunni Political Thought, Hisseine Faradj

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Automated Classification of Argument Stance in Student Essays: A Linguistically Motivated Approach with an Application for Supporting Argument Summarization, Adam Robert Faulkner

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Inter-Religious Relationships and Anxiety in the Regulation of Automatic Inter-Religious Prejudice, Karla J. Felix

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Dynamic Asset Allocation: A Bayesian Approach, Yalan Feng

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"Women Have the Right to Fight!": The Contested Legacy of Second-Wave Feminism and Anti-Rape Politics in the Trials of Inez Garcia, 1974-1977, Megan Elizabeth Feulner

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Multimodal Emotion Perception in Borderline Personality Disorder, Virginia Fineran

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The Evolution of and Starburst-AGN Connection in Luminous and Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies and their Link to Globular Cluster Formation, Stephanie L. Fiorenza