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 2019

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The Untapped Potential of Ethnic Community Networks: Urban Resiliency and the Chinese Commuter Van System in New York City, Alexandra Diane Smith

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Chimeras, Centaurs, and Satyrs: Creating Mixed Genre Texts in Antiquity and the Renaissance, Claire Sommers

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Design and Application of Matrix Metalloproteinase-9-Responsive Peptide Nanostructures, Jiye Son

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Revolutionary Joy: Affect, Expression, and Community in Milton's England, Stephen Spencer

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Childhood Neglect and Risk of Revictimization by an Intimate Partner: A Prospective Investigation of Mediational Pathways, Rebecca M. Spizzirri

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The Integration of Multiple Sources of Sonic Hedgehog in the Spinal Cord Contribute to the Production of First-Born Oligodendrocyte Precursor Cells Which Become Critical for Synapse Remodeling in Response to Adult Motor Neuron Injury, Lev Starikov

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Framing the City: Photography and the Construction of São Paulo, 1930–1955, Danielle J. Stewart

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The Counseling Advantages of Rechargeable Hearing Aid Batteries, Belinda M. Sun

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On the Complexity of Computing Galois Groups of Differential Equations, Mengxiao Sun

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Black Economic Empowerment: Educating in the Hood?, Jeffrey C. Suttles

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Finding the Public: Models of Interaction Between Curatorial and Education Departments in Three American Encyclopedic Museums, Liam Sweeney

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Privileges for Being Slaves: Christian Missionaries in the Early Qing Court, Litian Swen

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The Distribution, Fractionation, and Application of the 210Po/210Pb System: Insights from Three GEOTRACES Transects, Yi Tang

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Deep Learning Based Medical Image Analysis with Limited Data, Jiaxing Tan

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Dramaturgies of Democracy: Performance, Cultural Policy, and Citizenship in Chile, 1979–Present, Jennifer J. Thompson

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“Save One for Yourself”: A Reconsideration of the Houston Rebellion of 1917, Malcolm K. Thompson

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A Differential Algebra Approach to Commuting Polynomial Vector Fields and to Parameter Identifiability in ODE Models, Peter Thompson

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Defending the "Bad Immigrant": Aggravated Felonies, Deportation, and Legal Resistance at the Crimmigration Nexus, Sarah Rose Tosh

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Rural Adolescent Education Reframed: Can Social Justice, Lewin’s Topology, and Aesthetics Aid Reform Efforts?, Judith F. Upjohn

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Essays on Bank Acquisitions and Systemic Risk, Farindokht Vaghefi

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Perspectives of Student Dis/engagement in Youth Attending an Alternative School as Viewed Through a Lens of Respect and Relationships, Daniel Vallee

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Estudio Variacionista sobre las Formas de Tratamiento en Buga, Colombia, Diego Vargas Barona

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Little Egypt: A Critical Biography, Katherine Vecchio

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Police Officers and College Education: The Association of Police Officer College Education and the Level of Force Used by a Police Officer in Gaining Compliance in Arrest Situations, John Vespucci

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Screening for Hearing Loss: Physician Attitudes and Practice, Theresa N. Vitale

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American Sign-Language (ASL) for Audiologists, Colette Vossler-Welch

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The Jihadist Marketplace: Understanding Competition between al Qaeda and ISIS, Hristo Voynov

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The Feminization of Prehistory: Evidence for the Emergence of Complex Modern Behaviors before c.70,000 Years Ago, Jeffrey Vreeland

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Auditory Spaces and Sonic Narratives of Gender: The Queer Phenomenology of Sound in Girls Lost and Tangerine, Mira Vuorinen

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Adults Formerly in Foster Care Narrate Schooling Experiences, Danielle Walker

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War and Peace in American Seduction: Seduction Communities, Heterosexual Masculinity, and Mediated Intimacy in New York City, Anders Wallace

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A Pretargeted Spect Imaging Strategy Employing Technetium-99M Based on Bioorthogonal Diels-Alder Click Chemistry, Justin H. Walsh

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Between the Cracks: From Squatting to Tactical Media Art in the Netherlands, 1979–1993, Amanda S. Wasielewski

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School Optimism: Fast Life and Slow Debt in the Financialized University, Mark Alan Porter Webb

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Implications of Vestibular Dysfunction Among the Aging Population: A Pocket Guide for Health Care Professionals, Maia L. Weisenfeld

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Frontiers of Conditional Logic, Yale Weiss

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Twelve Rounds with Bob Dylan: Pugilist/Poet, Richard Westlein

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Peptide Mediated Co-assembly of Porphyrin: Towards Sustainable Biomaterials for Light Harvesting and Catalysis, WSM Nadeesha K. Wijerathne

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The Crusader and the Dictator: An Exploration of Ideology and Neurodivergence in Contemporary Technology Practice, David J. Williams

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The Challenge of Teaching in Urban Schools: A Dialogue with New York City Mathematics Teachers, Martin S. Wilson

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“How to Lose the Hounds”: Tracing the Relevance of Marronage for Contemporary Anti-Police Struggles, Celeste Winston

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Basic-Acceptance Teleosemantics, Esteban Withrington

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"A Complicated Story, An Unsolved Mystery": An Experiment in Poetry and the Ethics of Representation, Darren Wood

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A Novel Kinesin Adapter Directly Mediates Dendritic mRNA Localization During Synapse Development, Hao Wu

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Heterocycle Synthesis from Quinols, Jing Wu

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Accelerators: Their Fit in the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem and Their Cohort Selection Challenges, Shu Yang

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Emergent Critical Properties in Liquid-Gas Transition and Single Dislocations in Solid He4, Max Yarmolinsky

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Cue-based reflexive reference resolution: Evidence from Korean reflexive caki, Namseok Yong

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The Ability of Polynomial and Piecewise Regression Models to Fit Polynomial, Piecewise, and Hybrid Functional Forms, A. Zapata

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Bisthioether Stapled Peptides Targeting Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 Gene Repression, Gan Zhang

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Potential Degradation of Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) in Sediments: Stereoisomer Specific Reaction of HBCDD with Reduced Sulfur Species or Fe(II) Bound to Iron Oxides, Xianmiao Zhang

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Tonicizations, Periods, and Period-Like Structures in the Music of Dvořák, Xieyi Zhang

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The Perception of Mandarin Tones in "Bubble" Noise by Native and L2 Listeners, Mengxuan Zhao

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Mild Synthesis of Perylene Tetracarboxylic Monoanhydrides with Potential Applications in Organic Optoelectronics, Xizhe Zhao

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Afecto impropio y estética huacha: relatos íntimos de Alejandra Costamagna, Nona Fernández, Andrea Jeftanovic, Andrea Maturana y Lina Meruane, Nan Zheng

Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 2018

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Organic Photochemistry: Remote Delivery of Reactive Oxygen Intermediates via a Heterogeneous Approach, Niluksha Walalawela Abeykoon

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Multimodal Sensing and Data Processing for Speaker and Emotion Recognition using Deep Learning Models with Audio, Video and Biomedical Sensors, Farnaz Abtahi

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Conditions of Personhood and Property, Zachary James Acree

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To Whom Occurs the Haunting: A Singular Exploration of a Disturbed Femme Psyche, Meghan E. Addison

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Service Quality Assessment for Cloud-based Distributed Data Services, Arun Adiththan

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How Lucille Ball Fought the Patriarchy, While Lucy Ricardo (Indirectly) Contributed to Second-Wave (White) Feminism, Anam Rana Afzal

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Buying Time: Consuming Urban Pasts in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Dory Agazarian

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Reasoning with Pseudowords: How Properties of Novel Verbal Stimuli Influence Item Difficulty and Linguistic-Group Score Differences on Cognitive Ability Assessments, Paul Agnello

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El tango y la cultura popular en la reciente narrativa argentina, Monica A. Agrest

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Differences in the Role of Acculturation on the Correlates of Suicidal Ideation Among Asian Subgroups, Khadijah Ahmad

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The Exegetical Function of the Conductus in MS Egerton 2615, Dongmyung Ahn

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Doing Their Best: How Teachers in Urban Social Studies Classrooms Integrate Culturally Relevant Pedagogy with Historical Literacy Instruction, Maria Akinyele

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Catalyzed and Uncatalyzed Modifications of Nucleosides, Synthesis of Hippadine, and Deuterated 1,2,3-Triazoles, Hari K. Akula

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The Lived Experience of Traumatic Amputation for Haitian Adults, Margarett Alexandre

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Galois Groups of Differential Equations and Representing Algebraic Sets, Eli Amzallag

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Anti-Proliferative Effects of Garcinia Fruits in Breast Cancer Cells, Harini Anandhi Senthilkumar

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Hierarchical Meta-Analysis: A Simulation Study Comparing Classical Random Effects and Fully Bayesian Methods, Nancy R. Andiloro

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Personality Recognition For Deception Detection, Guozhen An

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Aluminum-26: A Canonized Cosmochemical Conundrum, John Anton

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Suing for Spanish: Puerto Ricans, Bilingual Voting, and Legal Activism in the 1970s, Ariel Arnau

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Party On, Derrida!: A Queer, Deconstructionist Look at Wayne's World, Glam, and the Losers of Rock and Roll, Michelle A. Arp

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List, Sample, and Count, Ali Assarpour

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Dietary Curcumin Promotes Resilience to Chronic Social Defeat Stress in a Highly Susceptible Mouse Strain, Antonio V. Aubry

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Feeling as Knowing: Trans Phenomenology and Epistemic Justice, B. Lee Aultman

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Analyzing Housing Demand and Its Role in the U.S. Economy, Irina Ayzenberg

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The Role of Oxidative Stress and Signal Transduction in Chemotherapy-Mediated Cognitive Impairment in the Menopause Rat Model, Ciara Bagnall

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Contemporary Archaeological Looting: A Criminological Analysis of Italian Tomb Robbers, Marc Balcells Magrans

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Functional Interactions of tau, Pin1, p53 and mRNA 3′ Processing Factors in Non-Neuronal Cells, Jorge E. Baquero

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Writing with Light: Cameraless Photography and Its Narrative in the 1920s, Karen K. Barber

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The Pragmatic Strategy of Main-Clause Omission in Japanese: Its Contrast with Hebrew, and Its Learnability, Maayan Barkan

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School to Prison Pipeline Unmasked: Review of how the School to Prison Pipeline Reinforces Disproportionality in Mass Incarceration, Akeem A. Barnes

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Exacerbating Inequality: Public Schooling in the Era of Neoliberal Standardization, Johanna Panetti Barnhart

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Factors Associated with Household Contacts' Tuberculosis Testing and Evaluation, Elvy G. Barroso

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Some Like It Hot: The Effect of Serving Temperature on Perceived Caloric Content and Intent to Purchase Complementary Food, Sara Baskentli

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"But the Heart Stays Turkish": Identifications of Immigrants and Boundaries of Belonging in America, Zeynep Selen Bayhan

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Uneven Policing: Low-Level Arrests During Gentrification, Fiscal Crisis, and Suburbanization, Brenden Beck

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Parents Frame Childhood for the World to See in Digital Media Postings, Aysenur Benevento

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Bloomsbury's Byzantium and the Writing of Modern Art, Elizabeth Sarah Berkowitz

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Splendid Disarray: The Music of Andrew McKenna Lee, Nina Berman

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Phospholipase D-Dependent mTORC1 Activation by Glutamine, Elyssa Bernfeld

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Libraries and the Missing Narrative: Practitioner Explorations in the use of Design Psychology and Environmental Autobiography for Library Buildings and Designs, Amy Beth

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Brother Outsider: Queered Belonging and Kinships in African American Men’s Literature, 1953-1971, Debarati Biswas

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Describing Doggo-Speak: Features of Doggo Meme Language, Jennifer Bivens

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Finding Light in the Caves: Achieving Professional and Personal Bliss on a Journey in Cheeseworld, Mitchell Bleier

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The Intergenerational Transmission of Mentalization: How Parental Reflective Function on the Parent Development Interview relates to Child Mentalization on the Thematic Apperception Test, Kira Boesch