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 2020

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The Interplay Between Interference Control and L2 Proficiency in L2 Auditory Sentence Comprehension in the Presence of Verbal and Non-Verbal Masking, Jungna Kim

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The Emergence of Ecosystems-Based Fisheries Management from the Groundfish Crisis in New England: An Actor-Network Theory Analysis, Catherine King

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Factors Predicting Sustainability: A Correlational Study of One Multi-Site Program, Meredith L. King Jensen

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Mashing through the Conventions: Convergence of Popular and Classical Music in the Works of The Piano Guys, Alina Kiryayeva

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Neurodevelopmental Mechanisms of Adverse Trauma Outcomes in Emerging Adulthood, Olena Kleshchova

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The Impact of a Single Session of Mindfulness Meditation on the Attentional Blink in Non-Meditators, Arielle L. Klopsis

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Investigating the Neural Mechanisms of Unconscious and Illusory Touch Perception, Lua Koenig

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Changes in Tinnitus Perception Following Cochlear Implantation and Hearing Aid Use, Corinne L. Kohan

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Investigations of Fraud, Waste, Abuse, and Corruption in the Public Sector: A Survey of Organizational and Software-Based Aids and Obstructions, Lawrence Kom

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The Twilight of the Absolute: Russian Symbolism and the Romantic Project, Evgeniya A. Koroleva

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Genderlects in Social Media, Alina Korovatskaya

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Climbing Performance and Ecology in Humans, Chimpanzees, and Gorillas, Elaine E. Kozma

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An Eco-Political Theory of Territory, Jonathan Kwan

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Tidal Wetland Inundation and Vegetation Phenology from Space: A Synthesis of Approaches for Characterizing Ecological Status and Inundation Dynamics in Tidal Wetlands with Remote Sensing Observations, Brian T. Lamb

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Who Governs the Sea? An Analysis of the Regime Complex in International Shipping, Brent Landon

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The Impact of Childhood Music Experience on Speech Perception and Processing: A Systematic Review, Erika Lanham

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The International Rise of Afro-Brazilian Modernism in the Age of African Decolonization and Black Power, Abigail Lapin Dardashti

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Creating New Suns: Early Examples of Afrofuturist Literature, Makeba Lavan

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Repairing the U.S.–South Korea Alliance: THAAD as an Appeasement Measure, Jane Lee

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The Syntax and Semantics of Korean Wh-Quantification: Wh-NPIs and Wh-In-Situ, Yeonju Lee-Sikka

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Particle Dynamics in Anti-de Sitter Space by EIH Method, Jiusi Lei

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Probing the Limits of Singular Gene Expression Through the Activity of High Representation Odorant Receptor Transgenes, Eugene Lempert

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New Tower of Babel: Probing the Antecedents and Consequences of Linguistic Ostracism, Julia N. Leone

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Lo visible, lo invisible y lo imaginable: Neoliberalismo y ciudad en las producciones culturales de posguerra en Centroamérica, Maria A. Leon Umana

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Direct and Indirect Treatment Effects in Multilingual People with Aphasia, Aviva Lerman

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Feminist Theology and the Fantastic in Jewish Poetics and Children's Literature (1960s–Present), Meira S. Levinson

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Inferring Research Fields in Administrative Records Using Text Data, Ekaterina Levitskaya

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Visualizing TEDx Events: Ten Years of “Ideas Worth Spreading”, Antonios Liamis

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How Much Does Imprecision in Accounting Measurement Enhance Value?, Ying Liang

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Machine Learning Applications for Drug Repurposing, Hansaim Lim

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Ethical Validity: An Ethical Validity Claim for Discourse Ethics, Jamie B. Lindsay

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Shock, Stimulus, and Upheaval: The Great Recession, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and Mayoral Coalitions in Brooklyn, NY 2009–2013, Charles Linsmeier

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I. Selective Chlorination and Fluorination of Quinols II. Synthetic Study of Strongylophorine-26, Sihan Li

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Essays on Social Connectedness, Institutional Behavior, and Market Predictability, Yan Li

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Searching for Pōhakuloa: A Citizen Scientist’s Journey in Aloha ‘Āina, Drake Logan

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Model Theory of Groups and Monoids, Laura M. Lopez Cruz

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Blocking Visual Awareness with Continuous Flash Suppression Prevents Cognitive Control, Jonathan LoVoi

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Matrix Low Rank Approximation at Sublinear Cost, Qi Luan

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'Once Famous in an Odd Way': Curiosity and Queerness in Late 19th-Century American Male Impersonation, S.C. Lucier

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Acting Objects: Staging New Materialism, Posthumanism and the Ecocritical Crisis in Contemporary Performance, Sarah Lucie

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Exploring the Lived Experience of Decision-Making among Family Caregivers of Black Older Adults with Advanced Chronic Illnesses, Theresa L. Lundy

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The Problem of Literary Development in Russian Formalism and Digital Humanities, Basil Lvoff

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Global Corporate Social Responsibility and Policy Evolution in the Garment Industry: A Case Study from Bangladesh Using a Multiple-Streams Approach and Punctuated Equilibrium Theory, Tamar Maisashvili

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Activation of the Sonic Hedgehog Effector Smoothened Counteracts L-Dopa Induced Dyskinesia by Restoring Cholinergic Interneuron Function, Lauren Malave

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Can a Growth Mindset Intervention Increase Individuals’ Intentions to Engage in Intergroup Dialogue?, Noelle A. Malvar

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Lengua, identidad y poder: Ideologías lingüísticas en la prensa hispana de los Estados Unidos (1980–2007), Evangelia-Lydia Manatou

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A Defense and Expansion of the Theory of Capitalist Ground Rent: Speculation, Securitization, and Struggles Over Land and Housing, Francesca Manning

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Compulsive Doubting: Self and Other in the Psychology of Judgment, Certainty, and Indecision, Michael Marcus

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Tones in Shupamem Reduplication, Magdalena Markowska

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Growth of Conjugacy Classes of Reciprocal Words in Triangle Groups, Blanca T. Marmolejo

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Functions of Fibroblast Growth Factor Homologous Factor 2 in Excitable Tissues, Christopher Marra

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Essays on Paid Sick Leave in the United States, Shaoying Ma

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Provenance of Tin in the Late Bronze Age Balkans: Preparation of Cassiterite for Sn Isotope Analysis and the Probabilistic and Spatial Analysis of Sn Isotopes, Andrea H. Mason

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The Making of a Queer Caribbean: Grassroots, Dancehall, and Literary Advocacy (1975–2015), Dadland Maye

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Cochlear Implantation: Why vs. Why Not? A Pocket Guide for Non-Cochlear Implant Audiologists, Lauren McCauley

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Martial Caillebotte’s Mélodies and Scènes Lyriques: Analytical Essays and Performance Guide, Dominique McCormick

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The Remnants of Harmonious Bildungs: The Classical Bildungsroman as an Ontological Dimension of the Novel of Counter-Development in England from Jane Austen to Ford Madox Ford (1813–1924), Anne E. McFadden

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In Ordinary Trauma: Notes on Time, Carmel M. Mc Mahon

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“Prepare for Death and Follow Me:” An Archaeological Survey of the Historic Period Cemeteries of New York City, Elizabeth D. Meade

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The Truman Administration and Zionist Legitimation Strategies to Achieve Statehood, Gianna Meier

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¿Cómo Traducimos "Ni Una Más" al Inglés?: Latin American Manifestation of the Phenomenology of Femicide, and the United States’ Subsequent Internal Neglect, Suemi Mendez

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Más allá de la comisión de la verdad y reconciliación: Memoria, cuerpo y producción cultural de mujeres en el perú (2005–2013), Otilia M. Mendiolaza

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Essays in Financial Economics and Applied Macroeconomics, Marius Mihai

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An Analysis of Women and Terrorism: Perpetrators, Victims, Both?, Elizabeth Lauren Miller

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Oceanic Groundings: Maritime Geographies and Black Internationalism in the Early Twentieth Century, Maegan A. Miller

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Agentive Personhood: Finding Yourself Through Serving Others, Sasha M. Miller

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Employing High Probability Gene Choice Elements to Understand Singular Odorant Receptor Expression, Raena Mina

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Nature-Inspired Electrode Materials For Next Generation Sustainable Energy Storage, Mikhail Miroshnikov

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Returning to Childhood: Memoirs of Childhood Reading, Stephanie Montalti

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The Role of Attentional Processes in the Associations Between Syndemics and HIV Risk, Raymond L. Moody

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Revisioning Popular Narratives of Trans Lives, 1952–1976, Melina A. Moore

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The Contribution of Trait Emotional Intelligence to the Relationship Between Childhood Adversity and Pscyhiatric Symptoms in Adulthood, Aura-Maria Morales

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Social Contract Theory and Transitional Justice: A Philosophical Approach to a Problem of Global Importance, Brendan Moriarty

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Postcolonial Urban Vernacular Narratives in Contemporary Britain, Kathryn N. Moss

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Closing the Chasm: Al-Fārābī on Islam and Politics, Onur F. Muftugil

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The Performance and Patronage of Baloch Culture through Music (and Related Arts) in the Eastern Arabian Peninsula, George Murer

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Self-Determination in Transportation: The Route to Social Inclusion for People with Disabilities, Jessica Murray

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Queer Displacements: Minorities, Mobilities, and Mobilizations in French and Francophone Literature, Thomas Muzart

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The Life and Death of Mambo: Culture and Consumption in New York's Salsa Dance Scene, Carmela Muzio Dormani

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Molecular Roles of Small Inner Membrane Proteins in Escherichia coli Cell Envelope Integrity, Aaron Mychack

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Crafting Girlhoods, Elissa E. Myers

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Campus Design and the Community College Experience: An Exploration of Stress, Belonging and Scholarly Identity, Vanita Naidoo

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Macroharmony in Ligeti's Etudes, Book 3, Nicolas Namoradze

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The Mock Doc Film Series: History of the Mockumentary Film, Victoria Napolitano

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Hydrophobic Fluoropolymer Nano-Coatings: Study of Anti-Reflective and Anti-Soiling Properties and Applications, Illya Nayshevsky

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Dear Black Child: A Discussion on the Formation of Identity for African Diasporic Adolescents in the U.S., Sokhnagade B. Ndiaye

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Audio Quality as Content: Everyday Criticism of the Lo-fi Format, Elizabeth Newton

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Excitons in Self-Assembled Hybrid Systems of Molecular Aggregate Light-Harvesting Nanotubes: Charge-Transfer Substrates and Solution-Stabilized Nanocomposites, Kara Ng

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Density Functional Theory Study of Two-Dimensional Boron Nitride Films, Pradip R. Niraula

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Unpaid Care Work and Civic Engagement: A Review of Literature Suggesting Unpaid Care Work as Civic Engagement, William Novello

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Analysis of Newspaper Coverage of Psilocybin from January 1, 1989 to December 31, 2019, Dax Oliver

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#Fired: Survivor Reactions to Facebook Firing in Organizations, Rachel Omansky

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Economics of Higher Education Productivity, Uchenna K. Oparah

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Cot in the Act: Ethnicity and Age Affects Phonemic Perception of the Low-Back Merger in New York City English, Omar Ortiz

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Precarious Empowerments: Sexual Labor in the Coffee Shops of Santiago, Chile, Pilar Ortiz

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Essays in Applied Microeconomics, Eric Osborne-Christenson

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On the Distribution of Genetic Variation in Ecological Communities, Isaac Overcast

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Acquisition Orders and Instructional Sequences: A Case Study of Russian Textbooks, Olga Ozhiganova

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Advanced Computational Methodologies to Study Binding Free Energies of Biomolecular Complexes, Rajat Kumar Pal

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Therapist Mentalization and Patient Outcomes in the First Year of Psychotherapy, Michael Palumbo