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 2013

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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

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Call of Duty: A Question of Police Integrity, Albert O. Gamarra

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When Women Migrate: Children and Caring Labor in Puebla, Mexico, Denise Geraci

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MyTH4 and FERM Have Overlapping and Distinct Roles in the Function of Myo1, a Class XIV Myosin in Tetrahymena thermophila, Michael Gotesman

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Tiebout Sorting and Jurisdictional Homogeneity: Empirical Validity and Ethical Implications, Lee Hachadoorian

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Faunal Analysis of the Early Modern Bishop's Farm at Skalholt, Arnessysla Iceland, George Hambrecht

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Franz Joseph Rosinack (1748-1823): A Bohemian Oboist and Music Arranger at the Fürstenberg Hofkapelle, Jan Oliver Homann

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Judicial Instructions and the Juror’s Ability to Disregard Inadmissible Evidence: Can Varying the Timing and Content of Judicial Instructions Influence Juror Decision-Making?, Courtney Hougham

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The Relationship of Race and Social Integration on the Health Status of Older Adults in An Urban City, Thomas T. Jordan

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The Impact of Trial Consultants on Perceptions of Procedural Justice and Juror Verdicts: An Empirical Investigation, Jennifer Burke Katz

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Personal Narratives of Women's Leadership and Community Activism in Cherkasy Oblast, Martha Kichorowska Kebalo

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The Art Songs of Tom Cipullo, Elizabeth Bell Kling

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Intergroup Dialogue: An Evaluation of a Pedagogical Model for Teaching Cultural Competence Within a Framework of Social Justice in Social Work Programs, Mayra Lopez-Humphreys

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American Manpower: Work and Masculinity in the 1970s, Victoria Ludas

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The Interpersonal Foundations of Anti-Atheist Prejudice, Michael W. Magee

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Mother Country: Reproductive Tourism in the Age of Globalization, Lauren Jade Martin

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Influenza A and Flavivirus Manipulation of Cell Death, Jeffrey E. McLean

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Smoking, Drinking, and Binge Drinking: An Empirical Study of the Role of Price on Consumption by High School Seniors, Jorge L. Medina

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Phenolic Constituents from Garcinia intermedia and Related Species, Ulyana Muñoz Acuña

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Becoming Normal: The Social Construction of Buprenorphine and New Attempts to Medicalize Addiction, Julie C. Netherland

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Governance and Merger Activity in Banking, Thomas J. Piskula

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Phytosociology, History and Diversity in Farmer-Managed Landscapes on the Tonle Sap Floodplain, Cambodia, Andrew S. Roberts

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Demand for Cigarettes by Teenagers and Young Adults and Their Smoking Transitions, Ce Shang

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Moral Mental States: Four Methods in Metaethics, Christopher Alen Sula

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Essays on Foreign Direct Investment, Trade and Development, Jing Sun

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The Effects of Bilingual Instruction on the English Emergent Literacy Skills of Spanish-Speaking Preschool Children, Zoila Tazi

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Education Policy and the Mathematics Curriculum in New York City Middle Schools, 1958 to 2002, Joseph Valley

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Education Policy and the Mathematics Curriculum in New York City Middle Schools, 1958 to 2002, Joseph Valley

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Identity and Behavior: Exploring an Understanding of “Being” and “Doing” for Catholic Priests Accused of the Sexual Abuse of Minors in the United States, Brenda K. Vollman

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Phosphorus Transport in the Bronx River: Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis, Jingyu Wang

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Holomorphic Motions and Extremal Annuli, Zhe Wang

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Stem Cell Replacement Therapy for the Mammalian Inner Ear: A Systematic Literature Review, Robin Warwick

Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 2010

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A Critical and Cultural Poetics of the End: Self, Space, and Volatility in Los Angeles, Pamela Albanese

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Discrimination of Tone Contrasts in Mandarin Disyllables by Naïve American English Listeners, Shari Salzhauer Berkowitz

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Children's Tolerance of Word-Form Variation, Paul Reeves Breuning

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Mensura Incognita: Queer Kinship, Camp Aesthetics, and Juvenal's Ninth Satire, Michael Broder

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Teaching Style: An Investigation of New York City Public High School Teacher Dress Practices, Anne J. Brownstein

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Qualitative and Quantitative X-Ray Diffraction Analysis for Forensic Examination of Duct Tapes, Rebecca E. Bucht

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Synesthetic Landscapes in Harold Pinter’s Theatre: A Symbolist Legacy, Graça Corrêa

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Skin and Redemption: Theology in Silent Films, 1902 to 1927, Susan Craig

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Essays on Economic Policy: Income Inequality and Health Insurance, Eric Doviak

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Automatic Readability Assessment, Lijun Feng

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Forget Burial: Illness, Narrative, and the Reclamation of Disease, Marty Melissa Fink

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The Interaction of Intensity and Deviance on Auditory Event-Related Potentials: Findings Using Principal Component Analysis (PCA) of Current Source Densities (CSDs), Nathan A. Gates

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The Effect of Teaching Attending to a Face on Joint Attention Skills in Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Tina Rovito Gomez

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The Piano Works of Páll Ísólfsson (1893-1974): A Diverse Collection, Nina Margret Grimsdottir

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Madness, Sexuality, and Gender in Early Twentieth Century Music Theater Works: Four Interpretive Essays, Megan B. Jenkins

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Colombian Artists in Paris, 1865-1905, Maya Jiménez

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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