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 2010

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Railroads and Economies of Scale and Scope in U.S. Manufacturing Industries: 1850-1880. Chandler Revisited, Michael Kalson

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Mátyás Seiber’s Twelve-Tone Technique, Bettina Lee

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Doing Good by Doing Well? The Political Economy of the Medical Biotechnology Industry in the United States, Volker Lehmann

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Three Essays on the Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Haitao Liang

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Experiences with Infant Mortality as Reported by Middle Class Black Women in Their Own Words, Lisa Paisley-Cleveland

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Semi-Supervised Learning for Connectionist Networks, Rebecca Robare

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The Influence of Cross-Linguistic Input and L2 Proficiency on L2 Reading Comprehension Among Spanish-Speaking Adults Learning English as a Second Language, Astrid Sussette Rodríguez

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Design and Performance Analysis of Genetic Algorithms for Topology Control Problems, Cem Safak Sahin

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"If You See Something, Say Something": The Power of the 'War on Terrorism' to Name What We See, Polly Sylvia

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Moderator Effects of Working Memory on Symptom Stability in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder by Dopamine D1 and D2 Receptor Polymorphisms During Development, Joey W. Trampush

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Essays in Corporate Finance, Milos Vulanovic

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Stability and Change in New York State Regents Mathematics Examinations, 1866-2009: A Socio-Historical Analysis, Robert Stephen Watson

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Music and National Identity: A Study of Cello Works by Taiwanese Composers, Yu-Ting Wu

Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 2009

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Eduardo Chibás: The Incorrigible Man of Cuban Politics, Ilan Ehrlich

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On the Dynamics of Quasi-Self-Matings of Generalized Starlike Complex Quadratics and the Structure of the Mated Julia Sets, Ross Flek

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On the Dynamics of Quasi-Self-Matings of Generalized Starlike Complex Quadratics and the Structure of the Mated Julia Sets, Ross Flek

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The Church and Convento of Santo Domingo Yanhuitlan, Oaxaca: Art, Politics, and Religion in a Mixtec Village, Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries, Alessia Frassani

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The Gatekeeping Behind Meritocracy: Voices of NYC High School Students, Arlene Melody Garcia

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Identity Development in Pre-Service Teachers Who Are Explainers in a Science Center: Dialectically Developing Theory and Praxis, Preeti Gupta

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Beyond Observation: Literature and Science in Kafka, Rilke, Mann and Musil, Katya Ilina

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Navigating the Gaze: Young People's Intimate Knowledge with Surveilled Spaces at School, Patricia Krueger

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Raising Children the American Way: Court-Mandated Parenting Education in Alameda, California, Nicole D. Laborde

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Resisting Regulation: LGBTQ Teens and Discourses of Sexuality and Gender in High Schools, Darla Linville

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Essays on the Impacts of the Great Moderation on Business Cycle Modeling, Andre R. Neveu

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Computer-Aided Reasoning about Knowledge and Justifications, Natalia Novak

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The Social Construction of Racial and Ethnic Identity Among Women of Color from Mixed Ancestry: Psychological Freedoms and Sociological Constraints, Laura Quiros

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Divided Men: The Masculinity/Marriage Dilemma in the Novels of George Eliot, Danny Sexton

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Music for the (American) People: The Concerts at Lewisohn Stadium, 1922-1964, Jonathan Stern

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Are Sisters Doing It (All) for Themselves? Elderly Black Women and Healthcare Decision Making, Carlene Buchanan Turner

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The Outsourcing of National Defense, Christopher Weimar

Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 2008

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Involvement of Inflammation in Tau Pathology and Mechanisms That Drive Neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's Disease, Lisette T. Arnaud

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Essays on Dynamics of Financial Markets, Esin Cakan

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Meritocracy: A Socio-Educational Policy Conundrum Transversing Selected Works of James Bryant Conant, Benjamin Enoma

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Predicting Within-Source Agreement in Multisource Feedback Ratings: An Examination of Characteristics of the Rater Group and the Focal Manager, Christine Schrader Fernandez

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Rigidity and Stability for Isometry Groups in Hyperbolic 4-Space, Youngju Kim

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Employee Ownership and Participation Effects on Firm Outcomes, Brent Kramer

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Complexity Issues in Justification Logic, Roman Kuznets

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Turning Space into Place in the Sprawling “New City”: Shrinking Space, Visions of Place, Homeowners in Conflict, Lael Leslie

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Synergistic Surfactant Interactions and the Consequences on Phase Behavior, Interfacial Tension Reduction and Hydrophobic Surface Wetting, Makonnen Mateós Payne

Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 2007

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Provocative Enactments as Regulators of Underarousal and Its Associated Affects, Steven Bashkoff

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PldB, a Putative Phospholipase D Homologue, Mediates Quorum Sensing in Dictyostelium discoideum Development, Yi Chen

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Engaging the Eighties: Ethics, Objects, Periods, Kevin L. Ferguson

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All That Is Air Turns Solid: The Creation of a Market for Sinks Under the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change, Maria Gutierrez

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The Qualitative Character of Spatial Perception, Douglas Meehan

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An Empirical Test of Terrie Moffitt’s Developmental Taxonomy of Delinquency, Jessica M. Saunders

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“Practicing in Slow Motion”: The Development and Assessment of an Interprofessional Clinical Education Curriculum for Law and Social Work Students, Lyn K. Slater

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Essays on Modeling of Blind Principal Bid Basket Trading Cost, Tin Shan Suen

Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 2006

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The Bloomberg Way: Development Politics, Urban Ideology, and Class Transformation in Contemporary New York City, Julian Brash

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Urban Fervor: Los Angeles Literature and Alternative Religion, Christine M. Daley

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"Feathered Glory": A Poet in Flight from Medieval Ireland to the Twentieth Century, Denell Marie Downum

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Demographic Issues in Infant Health in the 1990’s and Measurement Issues in Costing Medicaid Expansions, Danielle H. Ferry

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Larry Rivers and Frank O'Hara: Reframing Male Sexualities, Dong-Yeon Koh

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Henry James’s "The Ambassadors": Anatomy of Silence, Marie Leone Meyer

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Relationship Between Parental Physical Discipline and Child Externalizing Problems in the Caribbean Subculture in New York City, Meltem Paker

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Countable Short Recursively Saturated Models of Arithmetic, Erez Shochat

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Empire's Footprint: Expulsion and the United States Military Base on Diego Garcia, David Stiefel Vine

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Maze Learning and Recall in Weakly Electric Fish, Mormyrus rume proboscirostris Boulenger 1898 (Teleostei, Mormyridae): Sensory Bases, Alice G. Walton

Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 2005

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Unshap'd Monsters: Political Farce on the London Stage, 1717-1737, Melissa Ann Bloom

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“Neither in Nor Out of Blackwood's": The Marketing of Edgar Allan Poe’s Prose Address, Jonathan Hartmann

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"I Harbor No Hate": A Study of Political Tolerance and Intolerance in Holocaust Survivors, Nancy Isserman

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An Early Violin Sonata by Peter Cornelius: A Critical Edition and Study, Johannes P. Knijff

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Contracts in Athenian Law, Ellen Knopf

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The European Union, Immigration and Inequality: “Albanian” Labor in the Political Economy of Rural Greece, Christopher M. Lawrence

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Shades of Dispossession: Neoliberalism and the Social Production of Credibility, In Machu Picchu, Peru, Pellegrino A. Luciano

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Splitting of Vector Bundles on Punctured Spectrum of Regular Local Rings, Mahdi Majidi-Zolbanin

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Literacyscape: The History, Politics and Practice of Basic Writing, Tim McCormack

Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 2004

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John B. Flannagan (1895-1942): A Reexamination of His Life and Work, Katherine Rangoon Doyle

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International Regime, Domestic Politics and Telecommunications Technology: Jamaica in the Information Age, Judith A. Duncker

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To Stand on Their Own: Women’s Higher Education in Contemporary Kerala, India, Alcira Forero-Pena

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The Role of Dopamine in Motivational and Receptive Aspects of Female Mouse Sexual Behavior, Amber Bradshaw Hodges

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Transcriptions, Paraphrases, and Arrangements: The Compositional Art of Moritz Moszkowski, Gilya Hodos

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Risk Premiums on Government Bonds: A Cointegration Approach and Error Correction Model, Onisiforos Iordanou

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"Optimal” Inflation Under Dollarization, Kazutaka Kurasawa

Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 2003

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Economic Convergence — The German 1990 Economic and Monetary Union, Mary Louise Costanza Lo Re

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Renaissance and Reformation: From Private Morals to Public Policy in Alonso De Ercilla’s "La Araucana" and Edmund Spenser’s "The Faerie Oueene", Cyrus Moore

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Clothes Talk: Youth Modernities and Commodity Consumption in Dakar, Senegal, Suzanne Scheld

Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 2002

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Charles M. Kurtz (1855-1909): Aspects and Issues of a Cosmopolitan Career, Arleen Pancza Graham

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No Relief: The Politics of Welfare Retrenchment, 1873-1898 and 1973-2002, Stephen Pimpare

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For "The Boys in Blue": The Art Galleries of the Sanitary Fairs, Evdokia Savidou-Terrono

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Speech Perception and Lexical Effects in Specific Language Impairment: The Effects of Vowel Duration and Word Knowledge on Perception of Final Alveolar Stop Voicing, Frances L.V. Scheffler

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Vigilance or Tolerance?: Ambivalence and Attitude Accessibility in Response to Terrorist Threats, Julie Tison

Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 2001

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Crime Legends in Old and New Media, Pamela Donovan

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Blue Vaudeville: Sex, Morals, and the Mass-Marketing of Amusement, 1895-1915, Andrew L. Erdman

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The Police Officer as Survivor: The Psychological Impact of Exposure to Death in Contemporary Urban Policing, Vincent E. Henry

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The Influence of Family and Community Ties on the Demand for Home Equity Conversion Mortgages, Kenneth Allen Knapp

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L1 Lexical, Morphological and Morphosyntactic Attrition in Greek-English Bilinguals, Linda Ann Pelc

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The Emergence of Dialogic Identities: Transforming Heteroglossia in the Marquesas, F.P., Kathleen C. Riley

Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 2000

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Wittgenstein and the Grammar of Physics: A Study of Ludwig Wittgenstein's 1929-1930 Manuscripts and the Roots of His Later Philosophy, Anton Alterman

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Redemption and Recovery: An Ethnographic Comparison of Two Drug Rehabilitation Programs, a Faith Community and a Therapeutic Community, Daniel E. Hood

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Morphology and Photocatalysis of Titanium Dioxide Aerogels, Sean Kelly

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Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde in Male Homosocial Contexts: The Politicization of Same-Sex Desire, Richard E. Zeikowitz

Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 1999

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Deflating Deflationism, Bradley Philip Armour-Garb

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The Contribution of Interaural Intensity Differences to the Horizontal Auditory Localization of Narrow Bands of Noise, Matthew H. Bakke

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In the Face of Violence: Rape Crisis Workers Talk About Their Lives, Shantih E. Clemans

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Robert Henri and Cosmopolitan Culture of Fin-de-Siecle France, Linda Jones Gibbs

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The Structure and Procedures of Hostage/Crisis Negotiation Units in United States Police Organizations, Robert Joseph Louden

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The Writings of Russell Sturgis and Peter B. Wight: The Victorian Architect as Critic and Historian, Marjorie A. Pearson

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Creating Art and Artists: Late Nineteenth-Century American Artists' Studios, Karen A. Zukowski

Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 1998

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Indexical Expressions: Syntax and Context, Barbara Bevington

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Adult Attachment and Maternal Representations of Gender During Pregnancy: Their Impact on the Child's Subsequent Gender Role Development, Leslie A. Gibson