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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Venomic Characterization of the Terebridae and Novel Terebrid Neuropeptides, Mary Elizabeth Wright

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Expanding Political Space In Contemporary China: A Comparative Study Of The Advocacy Strategies Of Three Grass-Root Women's Groups, Weiting Wu

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Identification and characterization of protein phopshatases regulating the Sma/Mab pathway in C. elegans, Sheng Xiong

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Numerical Study of Canopy Flows in Complex Terrain, Xiyan Xu

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Fabrication and Characterization of Sol-Gel Based Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery, Reeta Yadav

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Guatemalan Spanish As Act Of Identity: An Analysis Of Language And Minor Literature Within Modern Maya Literary Production, Kenneth Yanes

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Clothing and Social Movements: The Politics of Dressing in Colonized Tibet, Dicky Yangzom

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Text Extraction From Natural Scene: Methodology And Application, Chucai Yi

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Adding Students' Voices to the Discourse on Effective Teaching, Jennie H. Yi

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Psychic Collapse and Traumatic Defense: How the Mind Mediates Trauma Living in the Body, Patricia Kim Yoon

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Acts of Belonging: Perceptions of Citizenship Among Queer Turkish Women in Germany, Ilgin Yorukoglu

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Self-referentiality in Constructive Semantics of Intuitionistic and Modal Logics, Junhua Yu

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On the Merits of Deploying TDM-based Next-Generation PON Solutions in the Access Arena As Multiservice, All Packet-Based 4G Mobile Backhaul RAN Architecture, Syed Rashid N. Zaidi

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Reconstructing the Nation: African American Political Thought and America's Struggle for Racial Justice, Alex Zamalin

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Wild NYC: Building Biodiversity in Fresh Kills and City Parks, Melissa Zavala

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Mechanisms Of Deadenylation Regulation Under Different Cellular Conditions, Xiaokan Zhang

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Identification and Characterization of Protein Kinase C Substrates in Human Breast Cells, Xin Zhao

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The Effect of Population History on Hominoid Intraspecific Cranial Shape Diversity: Combining Population Genetic and 3D Geometric Morphometric Data, Julia Marie Zichello

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Voir Dire Efficacy In Highly Publicized Criminal Cases, David Zimmerman

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Mind, Media, and Techniques of Remediation in America, 1850-1910, Dominique Zino

Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 2013

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Dissociation and Potential Space on the Rorschach as Predictors of Concurrent PTSD and Substance Dependence Treatment Outcomes, Stephen John Anen

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Boronic Acids as Penicillinase Inhibitors, Juan F. Barquero

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Contact-Induced Changes in Word Order and Intonation in the Spanish of New York City Bilinguals, Carolina Barrera-Tobón

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Producing Bodies, Knowledge, and Community in Everyday Civilian Struggle over Surveillance, Michelle C. Billies

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Claiming Space, Redefining Politics: Urban Protest and Grassroots Power in Bolivia, Carwil Bjork-James

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Ideology and Decision Making in School-Based Counseling, Michelle Klein Brenner

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The Lived Experiences of Transition to Adult Healthcare in Young Adults with Cerebral Palsy, Ellen McLaughlin Carroll

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Writing the Visual in "Baroni: un viaje" and Other Recent Work by Sergio Chejfec, Margaret Carson

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The Advantage of Mapping Gentrification with Geographic Information Systems: Comparisons of Three New York City Neighborhoods, 1980 - Present, Chung Chang

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Pathways to High-Lethality Suicide Attempts, Megan Schaffer Chesin

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Teachers Working with Families: Natural Enemies or Necessary Allies?, Kirsten Cole

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The Graying of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Organizational Efforts of Community Service Providers in Adapting Facilities and Programming to Meet the Needs of Older Adults, Donna M. Corrado

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Reflective Functioning and Differentiation-Relatedness During Pregnancy and Infant Attachment Outcomes at One Year, Amy Elizabeth Daley

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Le Bâillonnement de la Révolution haïtienne dans l’imaginaire occidental à travers des textes fictionnels des dix-neuvième et vingtième siècles, Claudy Delné

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Ladakhi Traditional Songs: A Cultural, Musical, and Literary Study, Noe Dinnerstein

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Who Governs the Internet? The Emerging Policies, Institutions, and Governance of Cyberspace, Robert J. Domanski

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MyDigitalFootprint.ORG: Young People and the Proprietary Ecology of Everyday Data, Gregory Thomas Donovan

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The 'Silent Arrival': The Second Wave of the Great Migration and Its Affects on Black New York, 1940-1950, Carla J. Dubose-Simons

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Scaling Food Security: A Political Ecology of Agricultural Policies and Practices in Bukidnon, Philippines, Ryan Ehrhart

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From Property Abandonment to Predatory Equity: Writings on Financialization and Urban Space in New York City, Desiree Justina Fields

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Can We Get Along, Long Enough to Collaborate?, Martha Lucia Garcia

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Hypertension Knowledge, Expectation of Care, Social Support, and Adherence to Prescribed Medications of African Americans with Hypertension Framed by the Roy Adaptation Model, Andrea Maria Grant

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Unexpected Work Intrusions into Employees' Personal Lives: Investigation, Measure Development, and Exploration of Causes and Consequences, Angela R. Grotto

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The Wild Child: Children are Freaks in Antebellum Novels, Heathe Bernadette Heim

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Reconciling Life Balance: A Grounded Theory Study of Overcoming Failure, Kathleen Karsten

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Are Black Girls the New Number Runners? An Analysis of Black Girls and High School Mathematics, Carolyn Denise King

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Theoretical Methods for Blur-Correction in Electron and Soft X-Ray Microscopy, Joanna Klukowska

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The New York Chamber Music Society, 1915-1937: A Contribution to Wind Chamber Music and a Reflection of Concert Life in New York City in the Early 20th Century, Lisa Kozenko

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'Bootstraps' or 'Helping Hand:' An Exploration of the Relationship Between Economic Stratification Among Black Americans and Their Racial Attitudes Toward Merit-Based Opportunities and Affirmative Action, Sherman Ernest Lee Jr

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Refugees and Resistance: International Activism for Grassroots Democracy and Human Rights in New York, Miami, and Haiti, 1957 to 1994, Carl Lindskoog

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Health Habits, Wellness, and Behavior of Male Student Athletes Participating in High School Sports, Michelle D. Lividini

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Energy of the Quasi-free Electron in Repulsive Atomic and Molecular Fluids, Yevgeniy Lushtak

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"Banding Together": Biosociality, Weight Loss Surgery, and Neoliberal Discourses Around Obesity, Zoë C. Meleo-Erwin

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Twelve-Tone Cartography: Space, Chains, and Intimations of "Tonal" Form in Anton Webern’s Twelve-Tone Music, Brian Christopher Moseley

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Deflationism about Truth and Meaning, Onyoung Oh

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Uv-Visible Microscope Spectrophotometric Polarization And Dichroism With Increased Discrimination Power In Forensic Analysis, Dale Kevin Purcell

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UV-Visible Microscope Spectrophotometric Polarization and Dichroism with Increased Discrimination Power in Forensic Analysis, Dale Kevin Purcell

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Becoming Someone Different: A Grounded Theory Study of How Nurses Integrate Pregnancy and Full Time Employment, Paul Gregory Quinn

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The Expression of the Transcription Factor Broad and RNA-Binding Factors in the Midgut of the Mosquito Aedes Aegypti During Metamorphosis, Kathryn Ray

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Children and Elephants: A Study of Mentalization, Empathy, and Attitudes Towards Conservation in Participants of an Elephant-Based Environmental Intervention in West Africa, Erica C. Rogers

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Triadic Music in Twentieth-Century Russia, Christopher Mark Segall

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Cafeteria, Commissary and Cooking: Foodways and Negotiations of Power and Identity in a Women’s Prison, Amy Brooks Smoyer

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Pathways of Activity: Lessons from Dominican College Students, Monika L. Son

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Blogging Chronic Illness and Negotiating Patient-hood: Online Narratives of Women with MS, Collette Sosnowy

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Neurophysiological Indices of the Effect of Cognates on Vowel Perception in Late Spanish-English Bilinguals, Carol A. Tessel

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(In)Justice on the Streets: The Long Housing Crisis in Hungary from Above and Below, Éva Tessza Udvarhelyi

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Dipolar Interactions, Long Range Order and Random Fields in a Single Molecule Magnet, Mn12-acetate, Bo Wen

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Script Fading for Children with Autism: Generalization of Social Initiation Skills from School to Home, Alison Marie Wichnick

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Metaphysical Dependence and Set Theory, John Wigglesworth

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The Digital Diaspora in Sunset Park: Information and Communication Technologies in Brooklyn’s Chinatown, Sarah Wendolyn Williams

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Free from Jazz: The Jazz and Improvised Music Scene in Vienna after Ossiach (1971-2011), Thomas Albert Zlabinger

Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 2012

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Strategic Citizenship: Dual Marginalization and Organized Transnational Political Mobilization among Ecuadorian and Dominican Migrants, Howard Caro-Lopez

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The Metaphysics of Improvisation, Tobyn C. DeMarco

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Social Disorganization and the Public Level of Crime Control: A Spatial Analysis of Ecological Predictors of Homicide Rates in Bogota, Colombia, Gipsy Escobar

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Social Aspects of Developing and Sustaining Voluntarily Reduced Consumption Activity in New York City, Kirsten B. Firminger

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Beyond the Scores: Mathematics Identities of African American and Hispanic Fifth Graders in an Urban Elementary Community School, Paula Jenniver Fleshman

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(Re)Forming Italians: Children's Literature in Italy, 1929-1939, Marisa Giorgi

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Global Wreckage and Consumer Illusions: Responses to the Human Effects of Economic Globalization in Sub-Saharan African Francophone Novels and Films, 1973-2006, Sara C. Hanaburgh

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Risky Businesses: A Micro-Level Spatiotemporal Analysis of Crime, Place, & Business Establishment Type, Christopher R. Herrmann

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The Work of the Urban Commons: Limited-Equity Cooperatives in Washington, D.C., Amanda Huron

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Twentieth-Century Catalogs: The Poetics of Listing, Enumeration, and Copiousness in Joyce, Schuyler, McCourt, Pynchon, and Perec, Timothy Krause

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Grunt Work for the Avant-Garde, Andrea A. La Rose

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Politics, Improvisation, and Musicking in Frederic Rzewski's "Which Side Are You On?" from North American Ballads, Andrea A. La Rose

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Essays in Health Economics, Leigh Ann Leung

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Criminal, Antisocial, and Temporal Patterns in the Histories of Serial and Non-Serial Sexual Murderers, Victoria Blair Mesa

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Strengths and Weaknesses of the U.S.-Based Refugee Resettlement Program: A Survey of International Rescue Committee Employee Perceptions, Jennifer Mincin

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The Prison Fix: Race, Work, and Economic Development in Elmira, New York, Andrea R. Morrell

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Essays on Firm Behavior, Priya Nagaraj

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Population Dynamics and Occupancy Patterns of Eastern Screech Owls (Megascops Asio) in New York City Parks and Adjacent Suburbs, Christopher M. Nagy

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An Investigation of the Relationship Among Social Support, Motivation, Perceived Competence, and Pursuit of a Baccalaureate Degree Among Associate Degree Nurse Graduates, Margaret Joyce Reilly

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Geometric Graph Theory and Wireless Sensor Networks, Deniz Sarioz

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Reducibility, Degree Spectra, and Lowness in Algebraic Structures, Rebecca M. Steiner

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The Museum of Modern Art's "What Is Modern?" Series, 1938-1969, Jennifer Tobias

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Effects of Video-Based Peer Modeling on the Question Asking, Reading Motivation and Text Comprehension of Struggling Adolescent Readers, Kallen E. Tsikalas

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The Creeks, Beaches, and Bay of the Jamaica Bay Estuary: The Importance of Place in Cultivating Relationships to Nature, Kristen L. Van Hooreweghe

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Facebook: Shifting Privacy, Identity, and Power Online, Rachel Verni

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Recollecting Turbulence: Catastrophe and Sacrifice in the "History of My Life" by Henry Darger, Carl Watson

Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 2011

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The Role of Mdm2 in Estrogen-Mediated Breast Cancer Cell Proliferation, Angelika Brekman

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In Favor of Teleosemantics: A Millikanian Treatment of the Intentional Content of Mental Representation, Pierre Faye

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A R&D Based Real Business Cycle Model, Ka Wai Terence Fung