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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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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Reduction of Observable Robbery and Larceny-Theft in the Twelve Largest Cities in the United States from 1980 to 2009, Andrew J. Costello

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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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The Rise of Disyllables in Old Chinese: The Role of Lianmian Words, Jian Li

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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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Understanding and Interpreting Japanese NP1 WA NP2 DA Sentences: Mechanism and Contextual Factors, Megumi Yoshida

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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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Aperture Array Photonic Metamaterials: Theoretical Approaches, Numerical Techniques and a Novel Application, Eli Lansey

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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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Exploring Change in Local Criminal Justice Systems: An Examination of the Implementation of the Justice Reinvestment at the Local Level Model in Three U.S. Counties, Suzanne Rebecca Neusteter

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History of the Performance Practice of Mozart’s Fantasie and Sonata K. 475/457, Mikako Ogata

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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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Oh Canada, Your Home on Native Land: Settlement, Development, and Conflict in Southern Ontario, Shana Siegel

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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 Vocal Behaviors of North American River Otters (Lontra Canadensis) Individual Differences and Shared Repertoires, Carla Almonte

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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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A Systematic Review of the Literature on the Effects of School Bullying from the Framework of Jurgen Habermas’s Theory of Communicative Action, Gary Kogan

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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