Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

 

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).

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 Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects by Program page.

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Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 2023

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A Difference of One's Own: Race, Sex, Modernism, Ryan L. Tracy

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Untangling the Nature and Timescales of Magmatic Processes Driving Eruptions at Quiescent Volcanoes: Examples from Momotombo, Nicaragua, and Cumbre Vieja, Canary Islands, Samantha Tramontano

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Literature, Development, and the Reaches of Literacy, 1979 to the Present, Stephen Tremaine

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Typologies of Battering: Uncovering Patterns of Coercive Tactics Used by Abusive Men in a Mixed Methods Study, Abbie L. Tuller

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When Feeling Like a Fake Take a Toll on Your Work: Examining the Moderating Effect of Task Characteristics on the Relationship Between Impostorism and the Use of Dysfunctional Work Strategies, Alexandra Tumminia

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Singlet Oxygen-Mediated Conformational Flexibility, Antioxidant, and Isomerization Studies in Chemistry and Biochemistry, Oliver Turque

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How Smoking Became a Moral Issue: A Complex Systems Perspective on Moralization, Matthew Vanaman

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Political Economy in Lettres d'une Péruvienne: Françoise de Graffigny as Philosophe and Reformer, Marguerite J. Van Cook

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A Quantum Approach to Language Modeling, Constantijn van der Poel

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Bargaining in the Shadow of the Truth: How Client Assertion, Perception of Guilt, and Predictive Inaccuracy Influence Plea Recommendations, Anna D. Vaynman

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“The American Dream” and The Second Wounding: An Exploration of the Institutions of America Through a Millennial Narrative of Self, Brittany B.C Vicars

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Characterization and Modulation of the Emergent Material Properties of Biomolecular Condensates, Alfredo Vidal Ceballos

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Styling Sweatshops: Seamstress Imagery, Industrial Capitalism, and Nationalist Agendas in Nineteenth-Century Europe and the United States, Alice J. Walkiewicz

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Fostering Expertise, Confidence, and Passion in Writing Education: How a Common Sense, Nonbinary Education Policy May Serve to Enrich Teachers’ Writing Lives, Shrink the Divide Between Literacy Educators, and Finally Improve Literacy Among New York City Students, Rebecca I. Wallace-Segall

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Staging Nature: Performing Environmental Crises in War, Housing, and Labor, 1935–1990, Erik Barrett Wallenberg

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Somebody Gave Somebody Some Kind of Heat About Something: Teaching Controversial Topics in the Politically Polarized Suburbs, Melanie Waller

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Nanoscale Imaging of Electrocatalytic Nanomaterials by High-resolution Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy, Xiang Wang

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Collect Cosmic Dust, Make It Into Bright Stars: The Use of Temporal Data in Regeneration of Life Space and Time via a Construction of the Political-Sociological Theory of Justice, Yi Wang

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André Mocquereau's Theory of Rhythm, Charles Weaver

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Balancing Inference and Prediction in Institutional Research: A Practical Comparison of Logistic Regression With Machine Learning Techniques in Modeling Student Persistence, Alison Weingarten

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Practices and Attitudes Towards Infant Hearing Protection at Orthodox Jewish Weddings, Rebecca Weiss

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Synthesis of Fluoroorganics and Applications of Novel Fluorinated Building Blocks, Wei Wei

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“Girl Power, Selfies, and Sexiness”: An Investigation into the Neoliberal and Postfeminist Era of Influencer Marketing, Amalie A. Werenskiold

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Multi-Target Ligand-Guided Selection (LIGS) Against B-Cell Specific Antigens Expressed in a Single Lymphoma Cell Population, Nicole B. Williams

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The Personal and the Planetal: Essaying the Ecological, Eric Dean Wilson

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An Affective Technology of Heimat: Whiteness, Nation Building and Social Media in Germany, Friederike Windel

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Body Check: Transgressive Body Politics of Gina Pane, Orlan, and Deborah De Robertis, Avant-Garde Performance Artists in France, 1960s–Present, Patricia Anne Winter

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Germanic Latin Lyric Diction: Regional Variations in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria, James A. Worley

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Numbered, Weighed, Divided: Revolution and/as Apocalypse in the Modern Liberal Tradition, Asher J. Wycoff

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Targeting HIF/Coregulator Complexes in Cancer: Characterizing Fragile Fold and Inhibitor Binding Sites of ARNT, Xingjian Xu

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Capital Structure Decision and Separating Risk from Optionality, Yang Xu

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Ejercicios de sí: escritura, cuerpo y deporte en el Cono Sur (1964–2019), Pablo Yankelevich

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Stand-up Comedy Visualized, Berna Yenidogan

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Ornamentalism: Costuming and the Portrayal of the Chinese Woman in Film, 20th-21st Century, Andrea Yepez

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Effects of Genes and Gene-Environment Interactions on Work-Family Conflict and Enrichment, Peter Yu

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Feeling Otherwise: Affective Enactments of Teaching and Learning Among Youth Researchers and Early-Career Teachers in a Cross-Course University Collaboration, Karen Zaino

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The Rent Is Too Damn High:the Spatial and Longitudinal Dimensions of Housing Affordability, Kasey Zapatka

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Design, Synthesis, and Kinetic Study of the First Generation Phenyloxadiazole Compounds and the Second Generation Phenyloxadiazole Compounds and Highly Selective Hydroboration of Alkenes, Ketones and Aldehydes Catalyzed by a Well-Defined Manganese Complex, Haisu Zeng

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Understanding the Impact of Incentive-Driven Changes in Hospital and Physician Practice Styles, Ke Zeng

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Optimization and Application of Graph Neural Networks, Shuo Zhang

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Pronunciation Ambiguities in Japanese Kanji, Wen Zhang

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Resource Management in Mobile Edge Computing for Compute-intensive Application, Xiaojie Zhang

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Revealing The Three-Dimensional Magnetic Texture with Machine Learning Models, Shihua Zhao

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Kinetics of Photochemical and Mechanochemical Organic Reactions on Surface, Yerzhan Zholdassov

Dissertations/Theses/Capstones from 2022

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Electron Transport in Quantum Systems with Interaction, Sara Abedi

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The Neighborhood Stories Indexing Project, Elena Abou Mrad

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Neurocardiovascular Instability (NCVI) Risk as a Predictor of Cognitive Function in the Long Life Family Study, Rebecca Abraham

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Decolonizing Genderqueer: An Inquiry into the Gender Binary, Resistance, and Imperialistic Social Categories, Lauren E. Abruzzo

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Monolingual Versus Bilingual Use of Context to Facilitate Speech Recognition in Background Noise: A Systematic Review, Rachel Abucasis

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Exile Garden of The Uprooted: A Zine About Migration and The Right to Move, Sazia Afrin

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The Relationship Between Turks and Armenians Leading Up To and During the Great War, Kutay Agardici

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Debt-Driven Settlerism: Small Farmers and Bankers in the Trans-Appalachian South, 1800–1820, Phil Agee

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The Effects of Syrian Refugees on Jordanians’ Political Attitudes, Suna Buse Agkoc

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Essays on Empirical Asset Pricing Models, Somayeh Ahmadi

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Investigating Young Adult Cancer Survivors' Perspectives on their Future and Interpersonal Relationships, Zeba N. Ahmad

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Once There Was and Once There Wasn’t: The Poetics of Flicker, Sara Akant

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A Girl Is a Thing: Dramaturgies of Objects and Nature in Contemporary Choreography, Fidan Akinci

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Genomic Insights into Mechanisms of Microbial Evolution and Evolution-inspired Strategies to Combat Pathogen Diversity, Saymon Akther

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El Ritmo del Westside: Exploring the Musical Landscape of San Antonio’s Historic Westside, Valeria Alderete

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Intelligence Testing in the New (Langu)age: Effects of Item-Type and Assessment Medium Features on Fluid Intelligence Test Linguistic Group Score Differences, Paige R. Alenick

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Role of Metals in Human Immune System: Study of Metal-Dependent Structural Changes of S100A12 Protein, Aleksey Aleshintsev

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Competitive and Facilitative Interactions Between Pavlovian Cues in Human Associative Learning: A Behavioral and Neural Analysis, Fahd Alhazmi

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La voz de Los Sures: Etnografía glotopolítica del activismo comunitario, Lara Maria Alonso Pinero

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Virtual Reality Supplement to the Peers Social Skills Intervention for Adolescents with ASD, Kevin Ambrose

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Close-Quarters Antagonism: The New Left Within and Against the War on Poverty, Andrew S. Anastasi

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A Diagnostic Pocket Guide For Audiologists: Outer, Middle, and Inner Ear Disorders and Chronic Diseases, Ashley Andino

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Macroeconomic Adjustments of Global Convergence: Real Exchange Rate Response of Asia-Pacific Growth, Kumarappan Annamalai

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Determining the Roles of the Oligomerization and C-terminal Domains in Mutant p53 Gain-of-Function Activities, George K. Annor

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The Problem of Blackness in America: Becoming When the Being Never Comes to Be, Nkiru Anyaegbunam

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Past Actions and Expertise: How States Infer Enemy Intentions, Yu Aoki

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The Rise of a New Machine: Dominican Political Mobilization and Incorporation in New York City from 1991 to the Present, Fernando Aquino

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Destination ICAIC: Cosmopolitan Intellectuals, Documentary Film and the Image of the Cuban 1960s, Gabriel Arce-Riocabo Rollins

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El Poder de las Tierras Estatales: Conflictos de propiedad, formaciones estatales y la construcción de los Llanos en Colombia, Julio Arias Vanegas

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A Comparison of Machine Learning Techniques for Validating Students’ Proficiency in Mathematics, Alexander Avdeev

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Serial Position Effect Profiles and Their Neuroanatomical Correlates: Predictors of Conversion to Alzheimer's Disease, Isabelle K. Avildsen

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La voz obrera en Chile (1879-1937): lenguaje y escritura de la clase trabajadora chilena en el proceso de construcción nacional, Tania A. Aviles Vergara

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Role of the G Protein Beta Gamma Subunits in Serotonin Transporter Dynamics, Nora Awadallah

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Representation Learning for Chemical Activity Predictions, Mohamed S. Ayed

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Petroleum, Health, and Power: The Anglo-Persian Oil Company and the Colonial Dimensions of Company Medicine in Iran, 1902–1931, Arman Azimi

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Exploring Social and Emotional Functioning in Emerging Adult Survivors of Adverse Childhood Experiences, Sara Babad

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Desire Informing Philosophy in Plato: The Lover, the Tyrant, and the Citizen, Christian P. Bagrow

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A Python Implementation of the Quasi-Harmonic Approximation: Ab-Initio Study of the Thermoelastic Properties of Magnesium Oxide and Calcium Oxide, Adewumi Bakare

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The Social Construction of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Raya Balabanova

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Neither Invisible, nor Silenced: The India-Maghreb Connections in Female-Authored Cinema, Chandra Balkaran

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North of the Grid: The Black Experience of 17th -19th Century Rural New York City, Stephanie E. Barnes

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Public Policy and the Business Life Cycle, Hugo Barreca

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Phase Transitions, Critical Phenomena, and Correlation Functions in the 2D Ising Model and its Applications to Quantum Dynamics: A Tensor Network Approach, Sankhya Basu

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Essays on Machine Learning Methods in Economics, Mani Bayani

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Committed to the Fragment: Feminist Literature and the Promise of Wellness, Lynne Beckenstein

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Brave New Wombs: Hysterectomy, Gender, and Stratified Reproduction, Andréa Becker

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Usability of Health-related Websites by Filipino-American Adults and Nursing Informatics Experts, Kathleen Begonia

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Analyzing the Linguistic Features of Standardized Math Items: A Text Mining Approach, Magdalen A. Beiting-Parrish

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Play: A Normative Theory of Agency and Culture, Maxaie Belmont

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A Machine Learning Approach to Predicting the Onset of Type II Diabetes in a Sample of Pima Indian Women, Meriem Benarbia

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Histone Post-translational Modification Dysregulation Contributes to Toxicity in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Proteinopathy Models, Seth A. Bennett

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American Intervention in the "New World Order", Julie N. Benson

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Exploring the Effectiveness of Multiple-Exemplar Training for Visual Analysis of AB-Design Graphs, Verena S. Bethke

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NMR Characterization of Novel Materials for Battery Electrolyte Applications, Sahana Bhattacharyya

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Understanding the Proton Transport in Non-Aqueous Histidine-Based Nanostructures, Jiang Bian

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Visible Light Photocatalysis of Organic Reactions in H2O, Sankarsan Biswas