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 Login required).

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Dissertations, theses, and capstone projects are listed by year below. To browse by program, go to the Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects by Program page.

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Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 2021

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Xanthus Smith: Marine Painting and Nationhood, Eva C. McGraw

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Between Kurdistan and Damascus: Kurdish Nationalism and Arab State Formation in Syria, Alexander K. McKeever

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The Relationship of Pathological Narcissism to Empathic Functioning, Antonia M. McMaster

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Working Memory Task Performance in Children With SLI: A Behavioral and ERP Study, Megan V. McVeety

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Antecedents of Borderline Personality Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder: An Examination of Gene X Environment Interactions, Amy L. Medina

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When Misclassification Is Misgendering: Gender Prediction in the Context of Trans Identities, Sean Miller

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Mentorship and Support Matters: A Praxis of Resilience for Black and Latinx Males in an Academic Context, Lisa R. Millsaps-Graham

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Reimagining Recovery: Debt, Mutual Aid, and Disaster Governance in Puerto Rico, Sarah Molinari

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Serial Killer: Gustave Flaubert's Pro-Woman, Woman-Killing Madame Bovary, Francesca Montalti

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Dream City: Post-Millennials and Millennials Navigate School, Work, and Housing in New York City, Omar Montana

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Effects of Working Memory Load on Ensemble versus Individual Object Processing, Clark Moore

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Magnetic Resonance Characterization Studies of Sodium and Lithium-based Energy Storage Materials, Daniel J. Morales

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Three LC-MS Plant Metabolomics Studies of Hop (Humulus) Species: Wild H. neomexicanus, Drought Stress, and Agricultural Terroir, Taylan Morcol

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The Objective Function: Science and Society in the Age of Machine Intelligence, Emanuel D. Moss

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Art After Dark: Economies of Performance, New York City 1978–1988, Meredith Mowder

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Illegitimate Tasks and Performance Outcomes: The Moderating Role of the Perception of Coworker Sharing Illegitimate Tasks Experiences, Marino Mugayar-Baldocchi

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The Local Accountability Journalism Tracker, Sandy Mui

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Essays on Universal Basic Income, Nana Mukbaniani

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Hybrid EthnoBotanical Practices: Afro and Indigenous Place-Making in the Contemporary Colombia Andean Pacific, Rafael A. Mutis Garcia

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Framing the Border: Liminality in the Network Narratives of Alejandro González Iñárritu, Muhammad Muzammal

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Development of High-Throughput Methods for Screening Venom Peptides, Tanya Napolitano

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Divergent Expectations and Dynamic Price Discovery, Shankar Narayanan

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Dating Apps, or, Ghosts in the Viral Affect Machine, Gregory Narr

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Some Model Theory of Free Groups, Christopher James Natoli

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Modeling and Analysis of Affiliation Networks with Subsumption, Alexey Nikolaev

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The Lodge in the Wilderness: Ecologies of Contemplation in British Romantic Poetry, Sean M. Nolan

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Phonetic Contrast in New York Hasidic Yiddish Vowels: Language Contact, Variation, and Change, Chaya R. Nove

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Training and Individual Predictors of Attitudes Toward Serious Mental Illness Amongst Clinical Psychology Doctoral Students, Lauren K. O'Connor

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Aloof: Black Divas of Refusal, Kwame K. Ocran

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Not So Black and White: How Second-Generation Nigerian Americans Decide Whom to Marry, Karen Okigbo

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Analysis of Transplantable Photoreceptor Replacement Cell Chemotactic Mechanisms in Retinal Biomimetic Ligand Gradients, Onyekwere Onwumere

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The Different Components of Active Shooter Incidents: Examining the Co-occurrence of Offender and Incident Characteristics, Jeffery R. Osborne

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“A Space Where You Can Imagine In”: Queer World Building with Wynne Greenwood’s Tracy + the Plastics, Colleen M. O'Shea

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Systematic Review: The Effect of Hearing Aids on Balance and Falls, Natalia Beatriz Pagan-Guadalupe

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The Integration of Art, Architecture, and Identity: Alfred Kastner, Louis Kahn, and Ben Shahn at Jersey Homesteads, Daniel S. Palmer

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The Making of Transpacific Video Art, 1966–1988, Haeyun Park

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Beyond Pathology: Specters of Suicidality in the Queer Community, Alison E. Parks

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Smashing Solidarity: Two New York Strikes at the Start of the Postwar Wave, Joseph D. Parziale

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Examining the Effect of Longstanding Deafness on Health Literacy: A Systematic Review, Sara S. Payami

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The U.S.–Mexican War: Visualizing Contested Spaces from Parlor to Battlefield, Erika Pazian

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Understanding and Predicting the Distribution of Biodiversity in the Atlantic Forest, Andrea Paz Velez

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From Rulay to Rules: Perceptions of Prison Life and Reforms in the Dominican Republic’s Traditional and New Prisons, Jennifer Peirce

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Displacing the Border: Refugees, Law, and Geography in Turkey, Mert Peksen

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Teaching for Transformation: Developing Agency and Solidarity Consciousness in a Critical-Transdisciplinary, Garden-Based Urban Environmental Studies Program, PIeranna Pieroni

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Water-Responsive, Peptide-Based Crystals, Roxana Piotrowska

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Nacido en Cuba: Imaginarios del Niño y la Patria, Justo Planas

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Experience and Satisfaction with Hearing Aid Services Delivered via Teleaudiology in Adult Populations: A Systematic Review, Shelby Platia

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The Relationship Between Arts Education and Beliefs About Equality and Social Action, Naomi B. Podber

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A Computational Study in the Detection of English–Spanish Code-Switches, Yohamy C. Polanco

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Synthesis, characterization and applications of peptide-coated nanoparticles, Mina Sadat Poursharifi

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Redlining, Neighborhood Decline, and Violence: How Discriminatory Government Policies Created Violent American Inner Cities, Richard Powell

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Handbook for the Deceased: Re-Evaluating Literature and Folklore in Icelandic Archaeology, Brenda Nicole Prehal

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Effects of Prenatal Cannabis Exposure on Offspring Emotional Development and Stress Response, Alexandra Pritchett

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A Schema-Theoretic Approach to Hierarchy in Eighteenth-Century Tonality, Simon K. S. Prosser

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Optimizing Communication in Palliative and Hospice Care: A Toolkit for Audiologists, Sherry E. Queen

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Improving the Assessment of Practical Judgment Ability in Older Adults, Crystal G. Quinn

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Here Time Becomes Space: The Victorian Spatial Imaginary, Jonathan E. Rachmani

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The Power of a Sound Mind: Exploring Meditation and Sound Therapies for Treating the Emotional Impact of Tinnitus, Sabeena A. Ramnanan

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Circuits Underlying Serotonin Mediated Sex Differences in Fear Learning, Rebecca Ravenelle

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Lobster Palaces in Times Square: The Public Stage Where America Discovered Itself Through Play and Leisure, Lydia E. Ravnikar

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Third Harmonic Generation: A Method for Visualizing Myelin in the Murine Cerebral Cortex, Michael Redlich

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Treatment, Diagnostic, Demographic, and Historical Factors Affecting Mental Health Diversion Outcomes, Amanda L. Reed

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Examining the Transient Neural Dynamics Underlying Working Memory Maintenance for Complex Visual Stimuli, Chelsea Reichert Plaska

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The Role of Tbx2 in Germ Layer Suppression and Dorsoventral Patterning during Early Vertebrate Development, Shoshana Reich

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How Are Refugees Depicted in the Amarillo Globe-News?, Shannon Reimers

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Afterlives of Discovery: Speculative Geographies in the Colombian Political Landscape, Heidi A. Rhodes

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The Seduction of Pessimism: Eros, Failure, and the Novel, Tom Ribitzky

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Critical Climates: Stimmung, Voice and Mythopoesis in German Literature from 1950–1989, Marc Cesar Rickenbach

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"Never Forget": Embodied Absence and Extended Relations of Care After 9/11, Sophie L. Riemenschneider

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Pandemic Schooling: Lessons in Equity, Advocacy, and Racial Justice, Donna Rivera

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No Hair! Don't Care! Resistance and Empowerment of Bald and Low Shaved Black Women, Monica Rivers

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Delayed Modulation of Glutamate Receptors by Anti-Epileptic Drugs after Traumatic Brain Injury in Rats, Edgar Rodriguez

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After Abstract Expressionism: Reconsidering the “Death of Painting” at Midcentury, Natasha Roje

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Mobile Practices and the Production and Curation of Pottery: A View from the Ancient Southern Russian Steppe Using Portable Methods of Investigation, Nicole A. Rose

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A Comparison of Simulated Schizophrenia in Mental Health Experts and Genuine Schizophrenia in Psychiatric Patients, Amanda Rosinski

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Exploring the Effects of Coworker Ostracism on Feedback Inquiry and Voice: The Mediating Role of Proactive Motivation, Ethan G. Rothstein

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Motivation of Networking Behavior: A Study of Novel Interventions, Jeremy D. Rothstein

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From Poor Campesinos to Tortilla Kings: Mexican Migrant Elites, Yesenia Ruiz

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Toward the Black Indian Ocean: Race and the Human Project in the Afro-Asian Imagination, Micheal A. Rumore

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Introducing Odysseus: Force, Resistance and Nostos in the Formation of Odysseus’ Character, Haley Ryan

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Pilot Study Of The Effects Of Mobile Based Resonant Frequency Breathing On Cognitive Performance In Healthy Young Adults With Elevated Stress, Daniel Saldana

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Cooperation: The Ethics of Shared Agency, Jules F. Salomone-Sehr

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Orban's Hungary: Lack of Freedoms Becoming The Motivation for Hungarian Emigration, Fanni Sampson

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The Problem of Leisure: A Modern History of Work and Idleness, Lea S. Sanchez

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Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Cell Fate Choice Within Specific Retinal Lineages, Estie Schick

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Perceiving the Body: On the Bodily Senses and the Nature of Perception, Fiona C. Schick

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The Public Innovations Explorer: A Geo-Spatial & Linked-Data Visualization Platform For Publicly Funded Innovation Research In The United States, Seth Schimmel

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Living in Permanent Transience: An Ethnography of Contemporary Alexandria, Alexandra K. Schindler

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The Material Culture of Temperature: Measurement, Capital and Semiotics, Scott W. Schwartz

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Label Imputation for Homograph Disambiguation: Theoretical and Practical Approaches, Jennifer M. Seale

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Extracting Theory from Practice: A Computational Analysis of the Persian Radif, Sepideh Shafiei

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A Description of the Phonology and Morphology of Kɔɖa, An Endangered Language of Bangladesh, Ahmed Shamim

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Estrogen Modulation of VTA Dopamine Neuron Physiology and Behavioral Responsivity to Variable Social Stressors, Mary R. Shanley

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Demobilizing and Reintegrating Ex-Combatants: Explaining Success and Failure on the National and Subnational Levels, Sally Sharif

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The Politics of "Dignity" and the Tunisian Truth Commission: Keywords, Violence, Human Rights, Douaa Sheet

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? Mexican Return Migration across the Life Course, Mara G. Sheftel

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A Randomized Controlled Trial of Psychological Outcomes of Mobile Guided Resonant Frequency Breathing in Young Adults with Elevated Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Al Amira Safa Shehab

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Vulnerability: Sensation and Subjectivity in the Late Victorian Novel, Michael Shelichach

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3D Object Detection, Instance Segmentation and Classification from 3D Range and 2D Color Images, Xiaoke Shen

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Varieties of Transnational Life: Brazilian Nikkeis’ Changing Cross-border Ties with Two Homelands, Hiroyuki Shibata